Book Review: The Eternity Cure

The Eternity CureBook: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

Expected Publication is April 30 2013 by Harlequin Teen|Pages:

*The Eternity Cure is an e-book advanced review copy from netgalley.com*

Series: Blood Of Eden #2

Genre: YA Dystopic/Paranormal Vampire

Goodreads|Julie Kagawa’s Website

Summary: 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.

I really enjoyed The Eternity Cure, and found it a lot more intriguing than The Immortal Rules.  I think it’s because we’ve moved past the world-building and were able to get into the world of New Covington.  I found the new strain of the Red Lung virus really interesting, particularly with the potential cure for it.  I liked how I was completely surprised by it.  It was so unexpected, but also intriguing…and I’m curious about how that cliffhanger ending will change things, because I’m pretty sure that it will.  I was taken off-guard by it, so it will make things very interesting in the next book.

I’m still not sure about Allison as a character.  I still haven’t connected with her the way I thought I would, but she is interesting…and her reaction to…things…will be interesting to see.  We also Kanin and Zeke and Sarren, and their stories are an odd mix of okay and interesting.  I know that might seem weird, but it really is the best way for me to describe it.  Sarren unleashing a strain of the Red Lung Virus to start over and destroy things…I liked it, and it’ll be interesting to see how everyone tries to work against Sarren to cure the Red Lung virus.  Zeke is still an okay love interest, and Kanin…I wanted to care about Kanin, but I found myself not caring about him in The Eternity Cure.

The two characters that I really liked were Jackal and Stick.  Jackal was, well, himself, but him making Allie believe that he was working with Sarren in order for them to get the cure was interesting and unexpected and expected all at the same time.  Plus, Jackal was really entertaining at times, which I didn’t expect.  I don’t think we’ve seen the last of him, so I can’t wait to see what he does next.

Stick’s story…I loved Stick’s story in The Eternity Cure.  We don’t see him after he rats out Allie, and seeing him was a surprise.  He’s now an aide to Salazar, the Prince in New Covington, and we learn why he did it.  He’s a much different character and I do want to see if he’ll make an appearance in any future books in this series.

And because I need to go back to the ending…I won’t spoil it for anyone, but holy cow!  Totally not expected, given something that is promised earlier in the book, but at the same time…I shouldn’t have been surprised by it, and yet I was.  I can’t wait to see what Kagawa does with this…like I said earlier, it will make the next book really interesting.

Final Thoughts:

I really enjoyed The Eternity Cure- I think I enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed The Immortal Rules, but for very different reasons.  There were quite a few interesting twists, and I can’t wait to see what happens next!  The Eternity Cure gets 4 stars.

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