The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden Series #2)

The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden Series #2)

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by Julie Kagawa
     
 

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In Allison Sekemoto's world, there is one rule left: Blood calls to blood.
She has done the unthinkable: died so that 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

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In Allison Sekemoto's world, there is one rule left: Blood calls to blood.
She has done the unthinkable: died so that 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.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Following hard on the heels of the events of 2012's The Immortal Rules, Kagawa's robust sequel increases both the tension and the body count. Having left her friends in the human sanctuary of Eden, Allison Sekemoto is searching for Kanin, her vampire sire and mentor. Following the draw of her blood-tie, she instead finds her ruthless, pirate-raider blood brother, Jackal, who has a tempting proposal: help him find a hidden laboratory that might contain a cure for the Red Lung plague, and he'll help her find Kanin. Instead, they discover that their common enemy—the psychotic vampire Sarren—has Kanin, has beaten them to the lab, and is prepared to release an even deadlier strain of the virus. When Sarren's trail leads Allie back to her hometown, unlikely allies race to stop Sarren before vampires and humans alike are wiped out. Allie doesn't get much development, and her romantic interactions lack chemistry, but Jackal reaps the benefit of Kagawa's attention and becomes an intriguingly complex character. While neatly setting up the final book, Kagawa's vivid prose and unexpected plot developments will keep fans entranced. Ages 14–up. Agent: Laurie McLean, Larsen Pomada Literary. (May)
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Allie is a terrific heroine-tough, pragmatic, yet sympathetic-and readers will be hungry to see where her story goes. Kagawa wraps excellent writing and skillful plotting around a well-developed concept and engaging characters, resulting in a fresh and imaginative thrill-ride that deserves a wide audience.
— *Starred* Publishers Weekly review on The Immortal Rules

"Action packed, rife with drama and moral
quandaries, and laced with an impossible romance, this first in the Blood of Eden series will hit the mark
with readers who like some supernatural in their dystopias and don't mind a bloody sword fight." — Booklist on The Immortal Rules

"Allie's a smart, strong and compelling heroine, and readers will gladly join her for this adrenaline-rich ride."
— Kirkus Reviews on The Immortal Rules

School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—Having been kicked out of Eden, the last stronghold of free humans, teen vampire Allie makes a journey to find her creator, Kanin, who is suffering under the not-so-tender care of utterly psychotic Sarren. As she travels the bleak, dystopian landscape, she reconnects with her wise-cracking, cynical "blood brother," Jackal; her former friend turned bitter enemy, Stick; and her human love, Zeke, whom she left behind in Eden. Allie, Jackal, and Zeke all have their own reasons for wanting to find Kanin and Sarren, so they join in an uneasy alliance to search for the cure for a new and even more virulent strain of Red Lung, the disease that decimated most of humanity. There is plenty of violence and gore, and enough shifting alliances, hidden motives, and romantic angst to keep fans of the previous book, The Immortal Rules (Harlequin, 2012), satisfied. Kagawa leaves readers hanging while they wait for the next book in this intense and thought-provoking series.—Mara Alpert, Los Angeles Public Library
Kirkus Reviews
Seventeen-year-old Allie Sekemoto is back with a vengeance in the second installment of Kagawa's (The Immortal Rules, 2012) Blood of Eden series. Banished from Eden and separated from her first and only love, Allie finds herself on a dangerous quest to rescue her sire, Kanin, from unspeakable (even by vampire standards) torture. Bonded by blood, Kanin calls to her through agonizing visions and leads Allie on a treacherous journey that will bring her face to face with her human past and with an evil so great it threatens the futures of humans and vampires alike. The stakes are high, and the journey is an incredibly personal one for Allie, which adds deliciously complicated layers to an already compelling plot. Allie again proves herself a force to be reckoned with as she fights to protect the ones she loves and to save both mankind and monster. Readers will also appreciate glimpses of her vulnerable side when it comes to matters of the heart and her desire to cling to the basic tenets of humanity despite the Hunger within. With its Tarantino-esque level of violence and gore, this novel is not for the faint of heart. But those who can stomach it will be counting the days to find out what happens next. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)

In this standalone sequel to The Immortal Rules, Allison Sekemoto is still struggling to save her creator, Kanin, when she slams into a new cause for urgency: A virulent new strain of the Red Lung virus that decimated the earth's population decades ago has emerged that threatens to annihilate both the human survivors and vampires. A post-apocalyptic teen thriller that will keep the night lights burning.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780373210695
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Series:
Blood of Eden Series, #2
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
231,884
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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I smelled blood as soon as I walked into the room.
A blast of snow-laced air accompanied me, swirling around my black coat, clinging to my hair and clothes as I shoved back the door. The space beyond was small and dirty, with rotting tables scattered about the f loor and steel drums set at every corner, thick smoke pouring from the mouths to hover near the roof. An ancient ceiling fan, half its blades broken or missing, spun limply, doing little to disperse the choking air.
Every eye in the room turned as I stepped through the frame and, once settled on me, didn't glance away. Hard, dangerous, broken faces watched intently as I passed their tables, like feral dogs scenting blood. I ignored them, moving steadily across the creaky floorboards, feeling nails and chips of glass under my boots. I didn't need to take a breath to know the air reeked of sweat and alcohol and human filth.
And blood. The scent of it clung to the walls and floors, soaked into the rotting tables, smeared in dark stains across the wood. It flowed through the veins of every human here, hot and heady. I heard several heartbeats quicken as I made my way to the counter, felt the eager stirrings of lust and hunger, but also the hint of fear, unease. Some of them, at least, were sober enough to guess the truth.
The man behind the counter was a grizzled giant with a snarl of scar tissue across his throat. It crept up his neck and twisted the left corner of his lip into a permanent scowl. He eyed me without expression as I took a seat on one of the moldy bar stools, resting my arms on the badly dinged counter. His gaze flicked to the hilt of the sword strapped to my back, and one of his eyelids twitched.
"I'm afraid I don't have the type of drink you're looking for," he said in a low voice, as his hands slid under the bar. When they came up again, I knew they wouldn't be empty. Shotgun, probably, I guessed. Or maybe a baseball bat. "Not on tap, anyway."
I smiled without looking up. "You know what I am."
"Wasn't difficult. Pretty girl walking into a place like this either has a death wish or is already dead." He snorted, shooting a dark look at the patrons behind us. I could feel their hooded gazes even now. "I know what you want, and I'm not about to stop you. No one here will miss these idiots. You take what you have to, but don't trash my bar, understand?"
"Actually, I'm just looking for someone," I said, knowing I didn't have a lot of time. The dogs at my back were already stirring. "Someone like me. Bald. Tall. Face scarred all to hell." I finally looked up, meeting his impassive gaze. "Anyone like that come through here?"
A muscle worked in his jaw. Beneath his grimy shirt, his heartbeat picked up, and a sheen of sweat appeared on his brow. For a moment, he seemed torn about whether he should pull out the gun or whatever he had beneath the counter. I kept my expression neutral, unthreatening, my hands on the bar between us.
"You've seen him," I prodded carefully. He shook himself, then turned that blank stare on me.
"No." The reply seemed dragged from somewhere deep within. "Ididn't see him. But…" He glanced at the men behind me, as if judging how much time we had, before shaking his head. "About a month ago, a stranger came through. No one saw him enter, and no one saw him leave. But we found what he left behind."
"Left behind?"
"Rickson and his boys. In their home. From one end of it to the other. They said the bodies were so scattered they never found all the pieces."
I bit the inside of my lip. "Did anyone see who did it?"
"Rickson's woman. She lived. At least, until she blew her brains out three days later. But she said the killer was a tall, pale man with a face scarred like the devil himself."
"Anyone with him?"
The barkeep frowned then shook his head. "No, she said he was alone. But he carried a large black bag with him, like a body bag. That's all we could get out of her, anyway. She wasn't terribly coherent, if you know what I mean."
I nodded, drawing back, though the words body bag sent a chill through my stomach. I'm getting closer, though. "Thank you," I murmured, sliding off the stool. "I'll be going now."
That's when I felt the arm on my shoulder.
"Oh, you're not leaving yet, little girl," murmured a voice in my ear, hot and rancid. A large hand reached down and gripped my wrist, hard enough to bruise, if I could still bruise. "It's too cold outside. Come over here and keep us warm."
A smile tugged at one corner of my mouth. Finally. Took you long enough.
I looked at the barkeep. He met my gaze, then very deliberately turned and walked toward the back room. The man next to me didn't seem to notice; his arm slid down my back and curled around my waist, trying to drag me away. I didn't budge an inch, and he frowned, too drunk to realize what was happening.
I waited until the barkeep vanished through the door, letting it swing shut behind him, before I turned to my assailant.
He leered at me, the stench of alcohol coming off him in waves. "That's right, little girl. You want some of this, don'cha?" Behind us, a few more patrons were starting to get up; either they wanted in on the fun, or they thought they could take me out together. The rest watched behind their tankards, tense and wary, smelling of fear.
"Come on then, bitch," the man beside me said, and grabbed my other arm, his face mean and eager. "Let's do this. I can go all night."
I smiled. "Can you now?" I said quietly.
And lunged at him with a roar, sinking my fangs into his throat.
When the barkeep returned, I was already gone. He would find the bodies—the ones stupid enough to stay and fight—lying where they had fallen, a couple in pieces, but most of them still alive. I had what I'd come for. The Hunger had been sated, and better here, in this outpost full of bandits and murderers, than anywhere else. Better these kinds of men than an innocent family or an old couple huddled together in the ruins of an isolated cabin, trying to keep warm. I was a monster who killed and preyed on human life; I could never escape that, but at least I could choose what kind of lives I took.
Outside, the snow was falling again. Thick flakes clung to my eyelashes and cheeks and stuck to my straight black hair, but I didn't feel them. The bitter chill couldn't touch someone who was already dead.
I gave my katana a flick, causing a line of crimson to spatter to the ground. Sliding it into the sheath on my back, I started walking, my boots crunching over frozen mud. Around me, the wood and tin shanties were silent, dark smoke leaking from windows and chimney stacks. No one was out tonight; the humans were all inside, huddled around steel drums and bottles, keeping fire and alcohol between them and the icy cold. No one would see the lone teenage girl in the long black coat, walking down the path between shanties. Just like the town's other visitor, I'd come, taken what I needed and vanished back into the night. Leaving carnage behind me.
About a hundred yards away, a wall of corrugated steel and wire rose into the air, dark and bristling. It was uneven in places, with gaps and holes that had been patched and re-patched and finally forgotten about. A flimsy barrier against the creatures that lurked outside the wall. If things continued here with no change, this little outpost would eventually vanish off the face of the earth.
Not my problem.
I leaped to the roof of a shanty leaning against the wall, then over the wall itself, landing lightly on the other side. Straightening, I gazed down the rocky slope to the road that had led me here, now invisible beneath the snow. Even my footsteps, coming in from the east, had vanished beneath the layer of white.
He was here, I thought as the wind whipped my face, tugging at my hair and coat. Barely a month ago. I'm getting closer. I'm closing the gap.
Dropping from the cliff, I fell the twenty feet, coat flapping behind me, and landed at the edge of the road, grunting as my body absorbed the shock. Stepping onto the rough, uneven pavement, feeling it crumble under my boots, I walked to where the road split, weaving off in two directions. One path curved away, circling the tiny outpost before heading south; the other continued east, toward the soon-to-be-rising sun.
I gazed down one direction, then the other, waiting. And just like at the last crossroads I'd hit, it was there again. That faint pull, telling me to continue northeast. It was more than a hunch, more than a gut instinct. Though I couldn't explain it completely, I knew which direction would lead me to my sire. Blood calls to blood. The killings I'd found on my travels, like the unfortunate family in the settlement behind me, only confirmed it. He was traveling fast, but I was catching up, slowly but surely. He couldn't hide from me forever.
I'm still coming, Kanin.
Dawn was a couple hours away. I could cover a lot of ground before then, so I started off once more, heading down the road toward an unknown destination. Chasing a shadow.
Knowing we were running out of time.
I walked through the night, the wind icy in my face, unable to numb my already cold skin. The road stretched on, silent and empty. Nothing moved in the darkness. I passed the tangled remains of old neighborhoods, streets vacant and overgrown, buildings crumbling under the weight of the snow and time. Since the plague that wiped out most of humanity and the rabid outbreak soon after, most cities had been reduced to empty husks. I'd found a few settlements scattered here and there, humans living free despite the constant threat of rabids or invasion from their own kind. But the majority of the population existed in the vampire cities, the great, walled-in territories where the coven provided food and "safety" in exchange for blood and freedom. The humans in the vampire cities were nothing more than cattle, really, but that was the price of vampire protection. Or, that's what they wanted you to believe. Monsters existed on both sides of the wall, but at least the rabids were honest about wanting to eat you. In a vampire city, you were really just living on borrowed time, until the killers who smiled and patted you on the head finally showed their true colors.
I should know. I was born there.
The road stretched on, and I followed as it snaked through white forests grown up around sprawling towns and suburbs, until the sky turned charcoal-gray and sluggishness began to drag me under. Heading off the road, I found a faded ranch house choked with weeds and brambles. They grew up through the porch and coiled around the roof, smothering the walls, but the house itself seemed fairly intact. I eased my way up the steps and kicked open the door, ducking inside.
Small furry creatures scurried into the shadows, and a cloud of snow rose from my entry, swirling across the floor. I spared a glance at the simple furniture, covered in dust and cobwebs, strangely undisturbed.
On the wall closest to me sat an old yellow sofa, one side chewed by rodents, spilling dirty fluff over the floor. Memory stirred, a scene of another time, another house like this one, empty and abandoned.
For just a moment, I saw him there, slumped against the cushions with his elbows on his knees, pale hair glimmering in the darkness. I remembered the warmth of his hands on my skin, those piercing blue eyes as they gazed at me, trying to figure me out, the tightness in my chest when I'd had to turn away, to leave him behind.
Frowning, I collapsed to the sofa myself and ran a hand over my eyes, dissolving the memory and the last of the frost clinging to my lashes. I couldn't think of him now. He was in Eden with the others. He was safe. Kanin was not.
I leaned back, resting my head on the back of the couch. Kanin. My sire, the vampire who'd Turned me, who'd saved my life and taught me everything I knew—he was the one I had to focus on now.
Just thinking of my maker caused a frown to crease my forehead. I owed the vampire my life, and it was a debt I was determined to repay, though I could never understand him. Kanin had been a mystery from the very start, from that fateful night in the rain when I'd been attacked by rabids outside my city's walls. I'd been dying, and a stranger had appeared out of nowhere, offering to save me, presenting me with the choice. Die…or become a monster.
Obviously, I'd chosen to live. But even after I'd made my decision, Kanin hadn't left. He'd stayed, teaching me what it meant to be a vampire, making sure I knew exactly what I had chosen. I probably wouldn't have survived those first few weeks without him.
But Kanin had secrets of his own, and one night the darkest of them caught up to us in the form of Sarren, a twisted vampire with a vendetta. Dangerous, cunning and completely out of his mind, Sarren had tracked us to the hidden lab we were using as a hideout, and we were forced to flee. In the chaos that had followed, Kanin and I were separated, and my mentor had vanished back into the unknown from where he'd come. I hadn't seen him since.
But then the dreams began.
I rose, the cushions squeaking beneath me, and wandered down a musty hallway to the room at the end. It had been a bedroom at one point, and the twin bed in the corner was far enough away from the window to be out of the sun if it came creeping into the room.
Just to be safe, I hung a ratty blanket over the sill, covering the pane and plunging the room into shadow. Outside, it was still snowing, tiny flakes drifting from a dark, cloudy sky, but I wasn't taking any chances should it clear up. Lying back on the bed, keeping my sword close, I stared at the ceiling and waited for sleep to claim me.
Vampires don't dream. Technically, we are dead, our sleep that of a corpse, black and depthless. My "dreams" were of Kanin, in trouble. Seeing through his eyes and feeling what he felt. Because in times of extreme duress, pain or emotion, blood called to blood, and I could sense what my sire was feeling. Agony. Sarren had found him. And was taking his revenge.
My eyes narrowed as I recalled the very last one.

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What People are saying about this


Allie is a terrific heroine-tough, pragmatic, yet sympathetic-and readers will be hungry to see where her story goes. Kagawa wraps excellent writing and skillful plotting around a well-developed concept and engaging characters, resulting in a fresh and imaginative thrill-ride that deserves a wide audience.

— *Starred* Publishers Weekly review on The Immortal Rules

"Action packed, rife with drama and moral

quandaries, and laced with an impossible romance, this first in the Blood of Eden series will hit the mark

with readers who like some supernatural in their dystopias and don't mind a bloody sword fight." — Booklist on The Immortal Rules

"Allie's a smart, strong and compelling heroine, and readers will gladly join her for this adrenaline-rich ride."

— Kirkus Reviews on The Immortal Rules

Meet the Author

Born in Sacramento, CA, Julie Kagawa moved to Hawaii at the age of nine. There she learned many things; how to bodyboard, that teachers scream when you put centipedes in their desks, and that writing stories in math class is a great way to kill time. Her teachers were glad to see her graduate.

Julie now lives is Louisville, KY with her husband and furkids. She is the international and NYT bestselling author of The Iron Fey series. Visit her at juliekagawa.com.

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The Eternity Cure 4.7 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 94 reviews.
jwitt33 More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cried at then end... I would have killed Stick in a heartbeat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow I thiught that the first book was good but this doesnt even compare. Kagawa did a great job and even though I love the Iron Fey series this far surpasses it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my goodness - I read this in one afternoon. I cannot wait for the next one now! I sincerely hope it is just a trilogy as the waiting is killing me.
Dazzlamb More than 1 year ago
THE ETERNITY CURE was a sequel I wasn't sure I would read too soon after the first book. I saw the book on Netgalley and like any other book addict couldn't resist to request it. It took me some time to finish THE IMMORTAL RULES and the second book was just as thick. As I had predicted the story was more on the slow side in the beginning. Allison Sekemoto is wandering around, searching for her sire Kanin. I felt like I was looking for something as well during that first third of the story and Allison's restlessness and her desire to make progress were passed on to me. When things finally started to get under way I noticed fast that THE ETERNITY CURE was a sequel that for once would bring the story forward and not just step on the same spot most of the time. Allison is joined by a familiar face known from THE IMMORTAL RULES, who appears as an unknown ally. Their constant quarreling adds a new zappiness and snark to our dismal journey through deserted planes and crumbling cities. But Allison isn't the only one searching for someone. Guess who else joins their group? A certain fair-haired boy with the warmest and kindest heart. Yes, Zeke! His and Allison's romantic feelings for each other are another puzzle they're trying to figure out on their way to finding a cure. I think I liked their moments and love story in THE ETERNITY CURE even better than in the first book, because a greater development becomes apparent. This books' title is its subject, too. Allison and her new ally - one that will certainly surprise and amuse you - are hunting psycho vampire Sarren who is holding Kanin hostage. They are also searching for a cure to the disastrous virus that's threating to destroy both humans and vampires. Theories and possible solutions are discussed and old abandoned labs explored. Julie's BLOOD OF EDEN series is the first series centering around a deadly virus that I actually felt drawn to. THE ETERNITY CURE promised hope, but is an even darker read than THE IMMORTAL RULES, full of atmosphere. It's a mix between dystopian and horror, vampires and zombies (just thinking about the manic rabids makes me shudder). This is probably no book for a queasy stomach and there will be a lot of fighting. It contains various descriptive scenes of macabre, violent and pretty bloody nature. 4/5 **** THE ETERNITY CURE – A vampire world with the most chilling and delicious post-apocalyptic feel about it! Allison isn't new to the vamp business anymore. As she gains more experience and strength, she as a character very much grew on me, too. With an honorable goal in mind Allison is embarking on a gripping and, most important, life-saving quest that will lead readers through many states of emotions, varying from bright hope to deepest despair. Be warned, this book ends with a mean cliffhanger!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lovve the blood of eden series. The unexpected always seem to happen and I couldn't put it down even when I knew I only had a couple pages left. I really hope the next one comes oit soon and I hope how this one ended,( not to give anything away) the next one quickly explains and reveals whether if the "person" is alive or not.
Cupcakegirly More than 1 year ago
Gut-wrenching & Brilliant! I enjoyed THE IMMORTAL RULES (BLOOD OF EDEN #1) SO much I wrote a poem but THE ETERNITY CURE left me speechless - and rocking back and forth in a corner. What I Loved: Julie Kagawa tells a story like few people can and this book wrecked me. She is a master world builder whose characters are complex, flawed yet easily relateable. I was sucked right back into Allie's world and I held my breath in anticipation throughout most of it as I watched Allie and company in their bloody and often violent journey for the cure. Allie has become one of my very favorite heroines, she is an amazing mix of strength, courage and vulnerability and she's constantly striving to do the right thing despite what it may cost her. I enjoyed getting to know Kanin more and even Jackal, the smart-mouth bloodsucker who is exactly how I imagine a vampire to be. Sarren, however, is the epitome of evil and I hope Allie guts him like a fish in the end! Yeah, I said it. COME AT ME SARREN! *hides behind Allie and her giant sword* Then there is Zeke...I fell in lurve with Preacher Boy Ezekiel Crosse in book one and sweet baby bloodbags, he is even MORE perfect in this sequel! Zeke really is a light in Allie's dark world and the one person who has the ability to see past all that she despises about herself to the heart of her and his selfless bravery is no match even for the most evil of creatures. What left me wanting: There are NO WORDS for the final chapters of this book... NO.WORDS. *clutches chest* Final verdict: Fans of THE IMMORTAL RULES will not be disappointed, but you should prepare yourselves because this book is like a stab in the feels with a katana. Favorite quote: "You're not evil...No one who fights so hard to do the right thing is evil."
majibookshelf More than 1 year ago
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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The character development is amazing! Zekes transformation, Allison herself learning so much and Sticks drastic change is so well writen! Let's not forget Jackals relationship with Allison and his sire. It's simply an amazing and entertaining book from start to end :)
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Another fatastic installment to this trilogy. It kept me entranced within its pages the whole way through. Superb story!
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Amazing storyline.... Love the constant excitement and energy throughout the book...
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I wasn't happy with book #1 in this series but I looked at other reviews and gave this #2 book a chance. I am very sorry that I did. This book bored me. I did not want to read it but after paying $9.99 for it I just had to continue on. There is a lot of blood and guts and that is about all. Excuse me but why would an author put out "Questions for Discussion". What a pompous ass this author is. I would have rated this book 1 star but I gave it 2 stars because it has made me angry that I wasted my money on it.
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