Book Review: The Eternity Cure ( Blood of Eden #2) by Julie Kagawa

Posted May 20, 2013 by Melissa in Book Review | 13 Comments

Title: The Eternity Cure
Series: Blood of Eden #2
Author: Julie Kagawa
Pages: 446
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Post Apocalyptic\Paranormal
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: April 30th 2013
Available Formats: Hardcover, E-Book
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Source: Publisher via NetGalley 


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.

My Thoughts

Julie Kagawa’s sophomore book in her Blood of Eden Saga – The Eternity Cure – more than lives up to it’s predecessor The Immortal Rules. 

As Kanin tells Allie: 

“You will always be a monster – there is no turning back from it. But what kind of monster you become is entirely up to you.” 

We also learn so much more about the hearts and souls of the characters of both Zeke and Kanin and perhaps are able to love them even more because of it. Zeke has matured a lot since first meeting Allie…but he still manages to retain his moral compass despite everything he faces.  And Kanin…well Kanin is Kanin…I can’t say much more without gushing. I  found the exploration of Allison’s relationships with each of these two to be one of the most fascinating and heartbreaking facets of the book.  

We also meet Jackal again and what an incredibly complex and dark character he is.  I hated him, I sympathized with him and most of all I laughed with him.  He provided a small bit of humor within a pretty horrific world.  Is he really a villain, or is there potential for change?  I  really hope that we see more of him to come.

As usual Kagawa’s world building and plot line also astound rounding out the top three most important aspects in a book for me : Character development, Plot, and World building and therefore making this one a home run.  

Trust me: This is so much more than just another Vampire Series.

Was It Worth My Time?

4 Timepieces


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13 responses to “Book Review: The Eternity Cure ( Blood of Eden #2) by Julie Kagawa

  1. Karen Alderman

    I’m so confused! I keep reading totally opposite opinions on this book. I guess I need to just take the plunge and start this series and find out for myself whether I will like it or not.

  2. Eep I so have to read this series it definitely sounds like something I would really like and especially the character development. It sounds to have a really fun cast of characters and character growth is so important in series. I did hear the series was a lil slow action-wise but that’s fine by me if it’s interesting enough to keep it alive. Great review, chickie!

  3. Agreed. I loved this book so much and thought it was much better than the first one, which I didn’t really love all that much. I am so glad I decided to continue because it was fabulous.

  4. I think Vampire books are always like that lately…people either love or hate them. This series is unique though enough to make me like it:)

  5. The Eternity Cure is definitely slower than the Immortal Rules…but the world building and care Kagawa takes with the character development makes it all worth it.

  6. This is one vampire series I will read because of the three reasons you mentioned. I love Kagawa’s world building and I cannot wait to check this out!

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