Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Review: The Eternity Cure (Julie Kagawa)

The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden, #2)Out here in the Fringes, there is only one rule: Blood calls to blood. She has done the unthinkable: died so she might continue to live. Now Allie, the reluctant teenage vampire who was cast out of Eden, and Zeke, the human boy who loves her, must attempt to save the world from a deadly new strain of plague. In order to do so, they must first hunt down the monster who holds the promise of the cure—and Allie’s beloved mentor—in his sadistic grip…. Joined by Allie’s blood brother, Jackal, this unlikely posse of companions will brave a landscape stalked by raiders, rabids, and rogue vampires. But even if they survive, they’re bound for the Inner city, and a vicious showdown that will test their bonds in ways they never expected. It may just be that becoming undead was the easy part. Confronting the horrors of Allie’s awakening hunger, her growing feelings for Zeke, and the uncertainties of their future is going to be the ultimate challenge.

Kindle Edition, 448 pages
Expected publication: April 30th 2013 by Harlequin Teen
E-ARC Provided by Publisher for an Honest Review

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Julie Kagawa

Julie Kagawa, the New York Times Bestselling author of The Iron Fey and Blood of Eden series, was born in Sacramento, California. But nothing exciting really happened to her there. So, at the age of nine she and her family moved to Hawaii, which she soon discovered was inhabited by large carnivorous insects, colonies of house geckos, and frequent hurricanes. She spent much of her time in the ocean, when she wasn't getting chased out of it by reef sharks, jellyfish, and the odd eel.
When not swimming for her life, Julie immersed herself in books, often to the chagrin of her schoolteachers, who would find she hid novels behind her Math textbooks during class. Her love of reading led her to pen some very dark and gruesome stories, complete with colored illustrations, to shock her hapless teachers. The gory tales faded with time, but the passion for writing remained, long after she graduated and was supposed to get a real job.
To pay the rent, Julie worked in different bookstores over the years, but discovered the managers frowned upon her reading the books she was supposed to be shelving. So she turned to her other passion: training animals. She worked as a professional dogtrainer for several years, dodging Chihuahua bites and overly enthusiastic Labradors, until her first book sold and she stopped training to write full-time.
Julie now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where the frequency of shark attacks are at an all time low. She lives with her husband, two obnoxious cats, one Australian Shepherd who is too smart for his own good, and the latest addition, a hyper-active Papillon puppy.

The Eternity Cure is a phenomenal, heart-pounding, adrenaline ride. From the first page to the epilogue it is filled with intense action and heart-wrenching emotions. I loved every moment in this book. Julie Kagawa is one of my favorite authors and she never ceases to amaze me. Each book seems to just get better and better. 

The Immortal Rules was on my Top Books of 2012 and The Eternity Cure goes right up there as well with my Top Books of 2013. 

The Eternity Cure picks up exactly where The Immortal Rules ended and I might even go as far as to say it is the better of the two books. It is hard to beat the first of any series but WOW….this book does just that. 

The main character, Allie, is just what you want in a female heroine. She is strong, full of anger, and yet capable of loving completely. She holds onto her humanity despite the strong pull of her vampire side. I LOVE THAT!!! I love that she is still “her” and that she can still feel and choose for herself. 

Zeke, where do I start with him? He is AMAZING. Yes he is a “measly” Human but don’t count him out yet. Human or not…He is one incredible character and proves it in each battle scene. He never gives up…especially on Allie. Their connection is beautiful. I love that it feels as though they are destined to be together even though they know it isn’t possible. Here is one of my favorite quotes from the book concerning their love: 

“For the rest of my existence, if I lived to see the end of this world, there would never be another Ezekiel Crosse. There would never be another soul as bright as his. And that both terrified me and made me savagely-and maybe selfishly- determined to keep him. Zeke was mine now. Forever.” (Allie) 

Now Kanin, the Master Vampire, who is also Allie’s Sire. He holds such an important role in this story. I won’t divulge in order to not give away any spoilers but I will talk about his awesomeness. He is a Master Vampire and could rule the world if he chose but instead he fights alongside the humans in order to find a cure. He feels, has emotions, and understands humanity. I love that he is so Bad-Ass and yet so gentle. He and Allie’s Father-Daughter connection is one of my favorite aspects of their characters. 

Last person I want to discuss, Jackal….Yes I know he is supposed to be the “bad vampire” but I can’t help but like him. He is smart, cunning, and always keeps you guessing….. (Enough Said) 

With all that being said, You MUST, and I mean ABSOLUTELY MUST read this series! It is no Twilight…It is BETTER!!!!!! It has all the aspects of a good vampire story, love story, and also has so many twists and turns that Julie Kagawa keeps you guessing till the last page….And that is what I love about her..I cannot wait to read the conclusion to this fantastic series….Well done, Julie Kagawa, WELL DONE!


  1. I've read The Immortal Rules a month ago and I ADORED it. You're right. It is ten times better than Twilight. I can't even compare them!!
    I loved Allie in the previous book. I loved how she fought for herself and didn't need anyone to save her. She was so smart and strong, just the way I like the main female characters to be.
    LOL you liked Jackal? Well, it's good to hear that this book was so good that even the villains are likeable. XD
    Great review!! I'm really looking forward to reading this book. I'm an old follower (:

    Sapir @ Diary of a Wimpy Teen Girl

  2. I'm glad I'm not the only one that liked Jackal! I ALMOST like him more than Kanin, almost. Why is that family so perfect?! sorry, fan girl moment!

    I also gave 5/5 to Eternity Cure :D