Series: Blood of Eden #2
Published by Harlequin Teen on April 30, 2013
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Dystopian
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.
If you haven’t read The Immortal Rules yet, go get it NOW (and then come back and read this review later—it contains spoilers from the first book in the series).
Oh, Julie Kagawa, why do you torture me so? That ending, REALLY? REALLY?! Okay, I think I can calm myself enough to write a review now, but honestly it’s going to be hard. Let me start by saying, I could not wait for this book – I absolutely loved The Immortal Rules and I was a little nervous that this second book might be a bit of a let-down. Um, no.
Honestly, this book had everything I could have possibly wanted in a second book. The same old Allison, a strong, fierce vampire fighting to hold onto her humanity. In The Eternity Cure, Allison goes on a rescue mission, intent on saving her sire Kanin from the evil and completely insane Sarren. But, her rescue mission soon turns out to be a lot more than that – she ends up racing against time to find a cure for a new strain of the Red Lung virus before it kills off both the humans and the vampires. Along the way, she picks up a very unlikely ally – her “brother” Jackal (who is the vampire who captured and killed her friends in the last book, in case you’ve forgotten). I LOVED the snarky love/hate relationship between Allison and Jackal. He added a sense of comedy to the book along with a one of many elements of danger because Allison never knew if she could trust him or not.
Speaking of danger, there is LOTS of it in this book! The new strain of the Red Lung virus has created new monsters to fear. Plus, there’s Sarren, mole men, vengeful vampires, and even old friends turned enemies. Honestly, I went through the whole book wondering if/when/how someone was going to die. Kagawa kept us guessing. Right up until the very end. The end….Aargh! I really don’t want to spoil anything from the book, so I will just say that it is full of action, drama, romance (yep, there’s more romance – I love that Kagawa can give us this element without it taking over the whole book), and nail-biting thrills. The only thing wrong with this book is that the next one isn’t out NOW. I don’t know if I can survive the wait. 5/5 Stars.