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The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden Series #2)

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7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

The amazing Ms. Kagawa does it again!! My Opinion: This book has

The amazing Ms. Kagawa does it again!!
My Opinion: This book has reinforced what I thought after reading The Immortal Rules, and that is that Julie Kagawa is a Goddess!! I didn't think she could impress me any more than she already has, but she did! In The Eternity Cure...
The amazing Ms. Kagawa does it again!!
My Opinion: This book has reinforced what I thought after reading The Immortal Rules, and that is that Julie Kagawa is a Goddess!! I didn't think she could impress me any more than she already has, but she did! In The Eternity Cure we get to know Allie a lot better than we did before, especially since she's traveling by herself at the start of it, trying to find and rescue her maker, Kanin. We get to delve into her psyche, which is such an interesting place to go! Allie is not a black and white character but that's what makes reading about her so awesome. And speaking of awesome - Eternity has something no other book has, and that's Allie's blood brother, Jackal! I swear, I could read about Jackal from now til the end of time and never get bored with him! Yes, he's evil and selfish and just plain incorrigible, but in The Eternity Cure, we get to see a side to him that we haven't before - his loyalty to the maker that he hates with a passion, and his sister, Allie. I think Allie is the only one who could bring this out in him. They have such a complicated and emotional relationship, and it's a joy to read. Besides that, Jackal is just plain hilarious! I found myself laughing out loud at some of his comments and antics, which was a nice break from the desolation and violence of the world in which the Blood of Eden series is set. This second book is even more bleak with the introduction of the new strain of the Red Lung virus which is killing off humans and vampires alike. The personal relationships and the search for the cause of this new strain and a possible cure are woven together flawlessly so you don't feel like one aspect supersedes the other in importance. 




Speaking of personal relationships, I enjoyed Zeke so much more in this book because he has really grown up and come into his own since his father's death. He has had to toughen up and become harder to protect the people he loves, and this makes it much easier to relate to him. He is still fighting his attraction to Allie but the magnetic draw between the two of them is hard for him to ignore.




I felt like we got to know all of the major players so much better in this installment of the series, and that's what makes Julie Kagawa's books so great to read - you find yourself drawn into this absolutely foreign world and you don't want to leave when you've finished the book! Because the books are so well written, you fly through them, and The Eternity Cure is no exception. 




I'm giving this book a very enthusiastic 5 stars and recommend it to all lovers of young adult post-apoc/dystopian stories, vampire tales, and Julie Kagawa!! I can't wait to read the next book and will be first in line when it comes out :D

posted by jwitt33 on June 15, 2013

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

The Eternity Cure was a MAJOR need now book. I absolutely loved

The Eternity Cure was a MAJOR need now book. I absolutely loved the first book, The Immortal Rules, and you can read my review HERE. We start off with Allison looking for her sire, Kanin. Kanin is in major trouble, and is being held hostage and tortured by the psychotic...
The Eternity Cure was a MAJOR need now book. I absolutely loved the first book, The Immortal Rules, and you can read my review HERE. We start off with Allison looking for her sire, Kanin. Kanin is in major trouble, and is being held hostage and tortured by the psychotic vampire, Sarren. She meets her blood brother Jackal on her way, and they agree to help each other searching for him with some certain terms they agreed to. Aside from that, I don't think much happened in this book. Yes, I was disappointed. Compared to the first book, I really think it stooped down low. It was still a good read overall, but my high expectations were certainly not met. Allison was a kick-butt protagonist, and I think Jackal really added humor to the book. What I didn't like was that I felt there was no major problem in the book. I actually thought Allison looking for Kanin was just a minor problem, but then it took up the whole book. There were also many parts that I felt were a bit unnecessary, and that the book would have been better if shortened. I also thought the characters were lacking. I just needed MORE characters you know? Like if another new character was added, I think that would have spiced things up a bit. The action was pretty good, and I loved when Zeke showed up in the book. I think the BEST part in the book for me was probably the ending. It was definitely heart-breaking and just utterly shocking. I really don't know what will happen in the third book, and all I can do is just wait.Overall, I think it was a pretty good book, it just didn't live up to my expectations. I'm definitely going into the third book with no expectations, and hopefully it'll be as good as the first. I really hope Julie Kagawa decides to spice things up a bit. Now, I would still recommend these books, because they're still pretty good. Also, I know a lot of people who really enjoyed this book, so it might just be me.  

posted by majibookshelf on May 14, 2013

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    The Eternity Cure was a MAJOR need now book. I absolutely loved

    The Eternity Cure was a MAJOR need now book. I absolutely loved the first book, The Immortal Rules, and you can read my review HERE. We start off with Allison looking for her sire, Kanin. Kanin is in major trouble, and is being held hostage and tortured by the psychotic vampire, Sarren. She meets her blood brother Jackal on her way, and they agree to help each other searching for him with some certain terms they agreed to. Aside from that, I don't think much happened in this book. Yes, I was disappointed. Compared to the first book, I really think it stooped down low. It was still a good read overall, but my high expectations were certainly not met. Allison was a kick-butt protagonist, and I think Jackal really added humor to the book. What I didn't like was that I felt there was no major problem in the book. I actually thought Allison looking for Kanin was just a minor problem, but then it took up the whole book. There were also many parts that I felt were a bit unnecessary, and that the book would have been better if shortened. I also thought the characters were lacking. I just needed MORE characters you know? Like if another new character was added, I think that would have spiced things up a bit. The action was pretty good, and I loved when Zeke showed up in the book. I think the BEST part in the book for me was probably the ending. It was definitely heart-breaking and just utterly shocking. I really don't know what will happen in the third book, and all I can do is just wait.Overall, I think it was a pretty good book, it just didn't live up to my expectations. I'm definitely going into the third book with no expectations, and hopefully it'll be as good as the first. I really hope Julie Kagawa decides to spice things up a bit. Now, I would still recommend these books, because they're still pretty good. Also, I know a lot of people who really enjoyed this book, so it might just be me.  

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