Book Review: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Eternity Cure
Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: Blood of Eden #2
Genre: YA Paranormal
Publisher: Mira Ink
Published: May 3rd, 2013
Page count: 434 pages
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

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Book Summary:
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.

     *The Reader's Review*

     My rating: 5/5 stars
BEST SEQUEL EVER! Okay, maybe there are so many other great sequels out there, but WOW, it has got to be among the best sequels ever. I don't know how Julie Kagawa does it, but she ALWAYS manages to surprise me with the direction her stories move towards to.

So Alison Sekemoto is heading towards New Covington to save her creator, Kanin, and away from Zeke *cries* who she left healing in Eden. She's grown throughout the months and she's as deadly as ever. Unfortunately, she has to let Jackal, her blood-brother and enemy , to tag along on her quest because she can't possibly make it without his assistance. Moving on with the same purpose, Jackal and Allison manage to get inside New Covington, but notice right away that something's wrong with the population. There's a new wave of the Red Lung disease and people are dying, infecting the rest of New Covington. The only person that might know the cure is Kanin, but first, Allie and Jackal have to find him among the chaos, that is, if they can survive that long with Sarren on the loose.

And BOOM, action everywhere. From fighting rabids and vampires, to fighting the deranged citizens of New Covington. If things were messy back in The Immortal Rules, The Eternity Cure makes that one pale in comparison. It's fight after fight, with some very close calls that stilled my heart. Oh, but the big surprise in the middle had me fist-pumping into the air! Loved it. Oh, but the other huge twist at the ending, gah, KILLED me. I really don't know how I'm breathing right now.

But oh my gosh guys, even though this book is about vampires and rabids and so much blood, this book is amazing because it has HUMOUR and SARCASM all over its pages.  There are too many laugh-out-loud moments it's practically illegal. All thanks to the one-of-a-kind-I-don't-know-if-he's-good-or-evil Jackal. I would take my hat off for that dude if I were wearing one. He's my favorite character of this book and that's saying something because on the first book I totally wanted him dead dead, you know, not vampire dead. 

 I'm still not sure when I'm going to read the third and final book of The Immortal Rules trilogy because a) I still don't own it, and b) I fear what's going to happen next. However, this, I'll tell you: It's going to ROCK. It's going to break my world and I won't be able to breathe or smile or possibly live a happy life after that. How do I know? Because Julie Kagawa tends to do just that to her readers. But hey, I wouldn't have it any other way. It's worth it.


  1. I have book one at home, but for some reason I can't bring myself to pick it up... Still, I'm glad to hear the sequel didn't disappoint you at all, and I hope the third and final instalment is going to give you a real blast!

    1. It took me a long time to pick these books up too, but now I sort of regret that decision. They are fantastic and I hope you decide to give them a go. :D

  2. I have the first book, but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet. But, with this kind of rave review about the second one? I think I will be needing to read it sooner than later! Great review :)

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

  3. I really should try it, but I am a bit scared cos I liked her other series but then by like book 3 or something it fell apart for me

    1. Meaning The Iron Fey? Book three was my favorite of all, but book 4 was a tough one to go through. Sort of depressing, but I still liked it a lot. :)