Monday, August 12, 2013

The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden book #2)
By Julie Kagawa
Published by Harlequin, April 2013
448 pages (hardcover)
Source: NetGalley

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. (from

Oh good grief Julie Kagawa… you sure do know how to freak me out. I read this right before a quick trip to Chicago and, while stuck in traffic, all I could think about were your descriptions of abandoned cars along interstates where surviving humans brutally die.

For me, the start of the book was slow going, probably because I had read The Immortal Rules almost a year before so I was trying to remember what had happened. Also, (spoiler alert!) there are some scenes that take place in D.C. and some of the monument references seemed a little hokey.

But then the book just took off with lots of suspense, backstabbing, angst, romance, surprise characters & alliances, gore, and brilliant writing. Regardless of the weird dreams I kept having, I couldn’t put the book down. The Eternity Cure is a beautifully written horrific tale of vampires, humans, and survival. Seriously… you need to read this book.

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