The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden Series #2)

The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden Series #2)

by Julie Kagawa
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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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