Title: The Eternity Cure
Series: Blood of Eden #2
Author: Julie Kagawa
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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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.
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.
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