Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Book Review: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

Book One
The Eternity Cure is the second book of the Blood Eden series by Julie Kagawa. I haven't read her Iron Fey series, but I'm in love with this one. It's bloody good---literally! Take a peek at the description from Goodreads:

Allison Sekemoto has vowed to rescue her creator, Kanin, who is being held hostage and tortured by the psychotic vampire Sarren. The call of blood leads her back to the beginning—New Covington and the Fringe, and a vampire prince who wants her dead yet may become her wary ally.

Even as Allie faces shocking revelations and heartbreak like she’s never known, a new strain of the Red Lung virus that decimated humanity is rising to threaten human and vampire alike.


The description doesn't even begin to touch what goes on in this novel. I thought the first book, The Immortal Rules was good, but the author upped the ante with this one! She deepened the story and took the reader through dark and bloody (there goes that word again!) twists and turns. The story was pretty violent, but it wasn't gratuitous or superficial. Every fight, wound and death was necessary to tell the tale. Kagawa even managed to intersperse a romance among the heavy, dangerous action. 

Each character was so unique and well fleshed out. I loved them all---with the exception of Stick. He's well-written, just a guy you love to hate. You'll see...lol...Jackal, the savvy, but dangerous vampire, could be so drool and funny...I laughed out loud more than once at his words of "wisdom." The author excels at world-building. She blew my mind by the ending, but of course you'll have to read it yourself to find out.

I'm ready for book three. I can't wait to keep reading this story. I think the rights were bought to adapt it to a movie, but I'm not sure. It would be awesome as a film. Boys will love it for the action and girls will eat up the romance. Awesome, I say!

The Eternity Cure was released April 30. 2013 by Harlequin Teen.

Toodles, y'all!

Book Two

6 comments:

  1. Every time someone posts a glowing review for the books in this series my first response is yippee I am not the only one who is so involved with the wonderful world and characters created by the author. Ain't it great to share an addictive reading experience June!

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  2. For sure, Jackie. I'm glad you've read it too! Great minds, girl...

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  3. I love love love the way you told this tale! I knew you would love ths book!

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    1. Thank you, thank you! *Takes a bow* Lol...

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  4. Ugh, I hated Stick in this one so so much! Loved the ending-was expecting Kagawa to go in that direction and yet was still kind of surprised that she did. Wonder where she'll take the story to conclude the trilogy...

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    1. I totally didn't see that ending coming, Bookworm! I almost need to re-read the first book to compare the two Sticks. What a difference. I wanna know what kind of guy, Jackal will turn out to be in the end. Can't wait...

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