Review: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

Source: Harlequin Mira/Netgalley – I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I received no compensation.
Publisher: Harlequin Mira
Series: Blood of Eden #2
Edition: Egalley, 446 pages
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy/Horror
Purchase: Amazon/ Barnes & Noble / Book Depository*
*I receive a small monetary kickback from Amazon purchases
Rating: 5/5

Allison Sekemoto has vowed to rescue her creator, Kanin, who is being held hostage and tortured by the psychotic vampire Sarren. The call of blood leads her back to the beginning—New Covington and the Fringe, and a vampire prince who wants her dead yet may become her wary ally.

Even as Allie faces shocking revelations and heartbreak like she’s never known, a new strain of the Red Lung virus that decimated humanity is rising to threaten human and vampire alike.

Oh how good it is to be back in the twisted and destroyed world that Kagawa has created. No matter how many books I read about vampires who are super sexy or swoon worthy I always wish that they’d show a bit of fang and show how dangerous they can be. Superficial danger isn’t the same, because there is a difference between a person showing a side just for the excitement and a person who has to stop themselves from tearing out the throat of the person they love. Kagawa nails it perfectly with the vampires in her series, because that danger isn’t something that you can overlook even for a moment.

Eternity Cure starts a few months after Immortal Rules ends and we find Allie on her way to find her sire Kanin. When I finished Immortal Rules I would have never guessed at how emotional this installment would be, there was already so much that Alli had to go through and give up. Kagawa has made the world so much darker and added so much more pain that my heart aches a bit. The first book had a ton of action but this one really ups the ante, there is just so much that happens in between the first and the last page.We also get to find out some more of the history about the plague, Kanin, and Jackel. Kagawa really threw me for  a loop a few times with this one, there are some serious twists and turns in it that I didn’t see coming.

Alli has grown so much since she was first turned in IR, and she continues to find herself through out this one. She is still the tough girl with kick-ass sword but she’s learned so much. She’s such an awesome character, and she’s not so caught up on self-loathing that she can’t function. She’s more than willing to do what she needs to but at the same time she has her humanity. We also get a chance to see more Jackal…oh man…I hated him in the first book. He was smug and really thought he was some sort of gift to the world, and I suppose he’s still every bit as smug and arrogant but I kind of like him now. Well not all that much, he’s still a disgusting and arrogant guy but I’m starting to enjoy his quips and his snide attitude toward Allison. He makes some of the otherwise dire situations a bit lighter, even though his humor is twisted. We also get to see Sarran again (of course), who seems to have decided to up his level of crazy.

I’m not even sure what to do with myself now that it’s over, and knowing the third book is so far off is enough to make me want to just hibernate until I can function again. If you enjoyed the first book then please…please…please go read this one, you won’t regret it!

I received this in exchange for an honest review.

5 stars

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12 Responses to Review: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

  1. I completely agree with how much darker this installment was and I loved that part of it. And Jackal was hilarious to me in this book, still the same, but I loved the humor he brought to the story in this one. Awesome review!

    Janina @ Synchonized Reading

  2. Oohh, this series sounds great. A twisted and destroyed word? Looks like I’m missing out here, have to rectify that and check out the first book.

  3. My review for this is scheduled for Thursday. I totally agree, I like vamps dangerous. Not that I don’t occasionally like them on the swoony side, but I like my monsters with edge. And Jackal totally stole the show, imo.

  4. I really liked this book. I didn’t like it as much as the first, however. It was pretty close. There was just something that wasn’t as grabbing. I do love the story and can’t wait for the third one for sure!

  5. I want this so badly, I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Great review.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  6. I also enjoyed and was glad to get to know Jackal which surprised me a lot

  7. Monika says:

    Don’t you love when a book has you aching for the next release like that? Great review!

  8. Fantastic review and like you I cannot fathom waiting for book three!

  9. this is an excellent series. I like how the characters are growing and the wait for book 3 is killer… great review! Book Savvy Babe

  10. Vivien says:

    This sounds like an epic sequel!! I absolutely cannot wait. I really hope I feel the same way. I have a feeling I will 😀

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