The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2) by Julie Kagawa
Published: 04/30/2013 by Harlequin Teen
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’m still as sick of vampires as I was when I read the first in this series, The Immortal Rules. To see my review of that one, click here. BUT, much like what happened after reading The Immortal Rules, I LOVED this. Seriously, here are some of my notes that I wrote on my Kindle…
“”awesome opening sentence”
“whaaaaaaaaaaat!?!” (yes, with that many a’s)
Allie sets out to find Kanin, after she starts having dreams of him being tortured. She follows her blood tie, which leads her not to Kanin, but to Jackal instead. If you haven’t read The Immortal Rules yet, Jackal is the evil, insane vampire from the first book. I don’t want to explain too much, but he’s a pretty big antagonist. It turns out that he’s also Allie’s blood brother, meaning their sires (Kanin) are the same. *cue dun dun dun music here*
Together, Jackal and Allie go on a journey to find and rescue Kanin. Surprise, he’s being held in New Covington, Allie’s old city. As they’re creeping through the tunnels to sneak into the city, they stumble across a group of humans. Allie is stunned as she realizes the leader is Zeke, the love interest in The Immortal Rules, who was supposed to be safe and sound in a vampire-less city called Eden.
They find Kanin, they run into old foes, make some new ones, and have to go on yet another journey to find the cure to all the Rabids, which are slowly getting even more insane, if it was possible.
Everything I loved about the previous book was still there – the characters, the Rabids, the awesome ass-kicking. The best part of it, for me, was Jackal, who turned out to be not as much of an asshole and he was previously. He had some of the best lines in the whole book. My personal favorite -
“Oh, don’t mind me,” came an extremely sarcastic voice near the wall. “You two go ahead and make out – I’ll just sit here and bleed quietly”
The only downside for me was that there were some places The Eternity Cure dragged and I had to keep putting it down. It took me a little over 2 weeks to read it, and it was only 434 pages. I’m really hoping that doesn’t happen in the third book in the series, which is due to be released sometime next year.
All in all, this was still an excellent book, and I’ll definitely be finishing the series.