Series: Book #2 in the Blood of Eden series
Author: Julie Kagawa
Published: April 30, 2013
Format: Hardcover, 446 pgs
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.
Sidenote: Click here to read my review of the first book in the Blood of Eden series, The Immortal Rules.
Oh, how I love me some Julie Kagawa!
I was so excited when NetGalley sent me the email about this book, as I ashamedly admit, I had forgotten all about the series....
Fortunately for me, Kagawa does a great job of reminding you were you left off without the in-your-face summary that most authors throw at you in the first ten pages of a book. In a nanosecond I was brought up to speed and instantly swept back into the world of vampire cities, sewers and rabids (think: diseased zombies that literally eat everything and everyone).
I'm going to hate myself for this later, but I must be honest with you all and admit that I was not very impressed The Eternity Cure. Now, that's not to say that I didn't enjoy it, nor that I wouldn't recommend it to others. What I do mean to day is that there was nothing really different about this book than the The Immortal Rules. There was the forbidden romance between Allie and Zeke, there was the crazy adventure where everyone's lives were on the line, and there was Allie's struggle to live with herself as a "humane" vampire. All the same themes as The Immortal Rules....nothing really different.
Yes, we get introduced to a few new characters.
Yes, Kagawa's writing is both stunning and imaginative.
But, no, this book didn't do much for the series as a whole. It seemed slow at times, hard to believe at others, and the characters didn't grow as much as I would have liked.
All in all, I'd give The Eternity Cure 2 1/2 stars (this breaks my heart).
If you read the series, leave a comment and let me know if you agree.
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