Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Review: Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden, #2)Title:  The Eternity Cure 
Author:  Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen 
Publishing Date:  April 24th, 2012
Pages: 434
Genre: YA Paranormal Sci Fi-fantasy Post Apocalyptic 
Series:  Blood of Eden
Source:  Audio

In Allison Sekemoto's world, there is one rule left: Blood calls to blood

She has done the unthinkable: died so that she might continue to live. Cast out of Eden and separated from the boy she dared to love, Allie will follow the call of blood to save her creator, Kanin, from the psychotic vampire Sarren. But when the trail leads to Allie's birthplace in New Covington, what Allie finds there will change the world forever—and possibly end human and vampire existence.

There's a new plague on the rise, a strain of the Red Lung virus that wiped out most of humanity generations ago—and this strain is deadly to humans and vampires alike. The only hope for a cure lies in the secrets Kanin carries, if Allie can get to him in time.

Allison thought that immortality was forever. But now, with eternity itself hanging in the balance, the lines between human and monster will blur even further, and Allie must face another choice she could never have imagined having to make.

I absolutely loved the first book, The Immortal Rules, and was very excited to continue on with this series. I had to restart the series this year since it was long lost in my gigantic TBR pile. But starting it over was something I was more than happy to do since I knew I enjoyed the first book, and I remembered not much of anything. So when I finally got to this book I was totally excited. I hadn't read this one yet. This book continues right after the end of the last one. There wasn't a heartbeat missed. I love it when books do that. This one had the same intensity an the same adventure feel to the read. All the great characters are back and I felt the story is really going somewhere. This book wasn't all unicorns and rainbows though and I did find myself shedding some tears. I did enjoy it. There was a bit of a slow start for me but other than that, I loved it.

Allison is on a mission to save her sire from being tortured. His blood calls to her. She runs into her blood brother and they head out together. In the process of finding Kanin they realize that there is a virus that is loose and it's set to kill all of the humans. They must find the cure.... which will lead them to discover so many things and lead them into to so much danger. 

I really enjoyed this book. It started off a little slow for me. I think I was in a bit of a reading slump. This book took a bit longer than it should have to get through it but at no fault of the book.  So I think this did effect my rating. I do know that the book got really good, and really interesting, and really emotional right before it ended. 

I just adore Allison. She is one of my favorite female characters in YA as of late. She can be a bit down on her self and a bit gloomy... but she is a creature she despises and the world around her is grim. So understandable. But really she is so loyal, so fierce, and just so awesome... and she has a katana. I do love her and I think I found more appreciation for her in this book. 

I do also adore Kanin and as matter of fact I kind of adore her butthead blood brother too. Even though he is quite the ass, there is something fun about him. This book is just full of all kinds of great characters. It's hard to hate anyone... well except for the evil Sarren who is just all together too creepy and I just want to stab his eyes out. Whether the characters are good or evil or in between, loved or hated, they are written really well in this book. 

The relationships are developed quite well too. I loved the friendships, the love, the bonds in this book. Allison has so many different types of bonds going on in this book I just get all giddy inside watching the layers of them being unraveled. So good. 

The story is so interesting and I love the idea behind these books. I do not like the cliffhangers that these books have but the story and the world building the characters are so well done. If I had known these books were gonna be so good, I would have read them so long ago. 

I didn't like the ending... it was emotional and upsetting and ugh... I just need to read the next book... but I need to recover first. 

I can't wait to read the last installment of this series. I love it! 

Julie Kagawa

Julie Kagawa, the New York Times bestselling author of the Iron Fey and Blood of Eden series was born in Sacramento, California. But nothing exciting really happened to her there. So, at the age of nine she and her family moved to Hawaii, which she soon discovered was inhabited by large carnivorous insects, colonies of house geckos, and frequent hurricanes. She spent much of her time in the ocean, when she wasn't getting chased out of it by reef sharks, jellyfish, and the odd eel.
When not swimming for her life, Julie immersed herself in books, often to the chagrin of her schoolteachers, who would find she hid novels behind her Math textbooks during class. Her love of reading led her to pen some very dark and gruesome stories, complete with colored illustrations, to shock her hapless teachers. The gory tales faded with time (okay, at least the illustrations did), but the passion for writing remained, long after she graduated and was supposed to get a
real job.

To pay the rent, Julie worked in different bookstores over the years, but discovered the managers frowned upon her reading the books she was supposed to be shelving. So she turned to her other passion: training animals. She worked as a professional dog trainer for several years, dodging Chihuahua bites and overly enthusiastic Labradors, until her first book sold and she stopped training to write full time.

Julie now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where the frequency of shark attacks are at an all time low. She lives with her husband, an obnoxious cat, an Australian Shepherd who is too smart for his own good, and a hyper-active Papillion.

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