Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Review: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

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

Publication Date: April 30th, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 446
ISBN: 9780373210695
From Netgalley/Publisher for Review

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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. (Goodreads)
The Eternity Cure is the second book in the Blood of Eden series by Julie Kagawa. Last year, I read and loved The Immortal Rules, so I had extremely high expectations when I started reading The Eternity Cure. Julie Kagawa definitely did not disappoint.  This novel was a brilliant addition to an already wonderful series.

I’m attempting to keep this review as spoiler free as possible, but there may be a few things mentioned that happened in the previous book. If you haven’t started this series yet; read at your own risk!

The Eternity Cure picks up right where The Immortal Rules leaves off. Allie is on a mission to find her sire, Kanin, who is being tortured by the crazy psycho vamp that we met in the previous book. With the help of some very unlikely sources along the way, it’s up to Allie to rescue Kanin, and to also find a cure for the virus that is killing both humans and vampires alike.

I must say, I have loved Allie since I first met her in The Immortal Rules. She is such an amazingly strong and determined character. She is definitely one of my all time favorite heroines!  I don’t want to go much into the secondary characters, but I will just say that we get to see quite a few of the characters that we met in the previous book. I’m not telling who, though!

The storyline for the book was, as always, completely engrossing.  When I had time to read, I could barely tear my eyes off the page. The world building and detailed descriptions gave me such a clear image of the world that Julie created.  The one thing that really got me about the book was the ending. MAJOR CLIFFHANGER!  Seriously, I actually thought the book was going to end and the series would be over, but obviously I was wrong. Now I am DYING to get my hands on the next book to see if any of the theories that my dear fellow blogger Kathy and I have discussed will be put into play.

Overall, if you have haven’t’ read this series yet, you should definitely check it out. While it’s a lot darker than Julie’s Iron Fey series, it’s still an amazing series to read. Check it out as soon as you can!

Happy Reading!


  1. Thanks for the great review. I'm really looking forward to reading this, especially after your review.

  2. What an ending, yes! I was kind of predicting something along those lines but wasn't sure Kagawa would follow through. Very excited for book 3.

  3. The cliffhanger nearly killed me! I kind of had an inkling something like that would happen though (or at least there was a hope.)

    I really liked The Eternity Cure and was so interested in learning more about Red Lung and Vampire culture. Great read!

  4. Hearing a lot of great things about this series! Your review reminds me to start reading it. Thanks! :)

  5. The cliffhanger is terrible right?!?!? Amazing ending.. but Julie ist just that… cruel and awesome :)

  6. LOVED THIS ONE!! (though I was kind of hoping that her human boyfriend wouldn't show back up. I want to focus on the vamps and their craziness! And that end!!

  7. I can't wait to read this one! I loved TIR so much! Glad you loved it :)

  8. Evil cliffhanger yes! ahhhh but i must say I'm in love with Jackal....be still my racing heart...


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