Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Review of The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa - 5 stars!

Happy Monday!

The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa was released couple of weeks ago. Since I loved the first book in the Blood of Eden series - The Immortal Rules, I was very excited to read the sequel - Eternity Cure. Here is the review!



Title: The Eternity Cure
Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: Blood of Eden
Imprint: MIRA Ink
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publishing date: 1st of May 2013
Pages: 448 pages
Genre: YA: Fantasy, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Romance
Source: Purchased from amazon Kindle

Summary:

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.

My review:

There are many things I enjoyed in The Eternity Cure. The writing style and the world, which Julie Kagawa created, continues to be interesting, dark and lethal. It's awesome! I would also like to mention the significantly entertaining dialogue in the novel, especially between Allie and Jackal - I loved it! It was funny and witty and made me laugh. The dialogue and the dynamics between the characters also balance the dark surroundings the author has created.

The story picks up pretty much where The Immortal Rules ended. Allie has left Eden and the young man she has let herself to love to search for Kanin. Allie can through the blood tie feel and dream about what's going on with Kanin and the picture is not pretty - Kanin is been tortured and the time is running out. During her search for Kanin, she is mislead and she meets again with Jackal, her enemy. Jackal makes her an offer she cannot refuse and then the story gets really interesting!

I think the ending of the book was awesome! I can't wait to see and read what will happen in the next Blood of Eden book because Julie Kagawa presented "the cliffhanger of the year"! Great!


Characters:

Allie is fierce in The Eternity Cure! She has grown into a real kick-butt heroine who can stand her ground in any fight and I loved that!  I adored her willingness to stand up for Kanin. Her loyalty towards Kanin is admirable and makes this story to what it is. What made Allie so lovable is her internal monologue about her identity, about being a monster or not and I liked how she reminded herself what Kanin said about the choice - choosing of WHAT kind of monster you are.

I was very positively surprised, that the author brought Jackal back and boy, did I love that character! Jackal is the epitome of everything bad, until you realize, that even in his ego centered world there is a space of goodness. He is cocky, colorful, deceitful and yet, he keeps his promises given to Allie. He is definitely my favorite character in The Eternity Cure. I liked, that the bad boy of the book had so many facets! Well done, Julie!

I was happy, that the author gave lot more page space to Kanin. I have to admit, that I was little disappointed, that he was so subdued compared to the first book, but considering the circumstances I understood why he had to be. Going through the torture and sickness couldn't possibly make him as strong and powerful as in the first book. But I did enjoy the fact, that he was back and that we got to know more of his background story.

Zeke was a mystery for me in this book. It seemed, like the author did that on purpose. The love between Allie and Zeke grew, but the main focus was on Allie and Kanin and the disease. Zeke was little too soft - until the end of the book. What an ending!

Generally:

The Eternity Cure gives you everything a book should - something to think about, lots of entertainment, a dialogue you will love, awesome characters and an ending which gives you a stunned wow-effect. Loved it!


5 Flowers!

5 stars.


Happy reading!


 

2 comments:

  1. I'm glad to hear this was good! I LOVED the first book but haven't gotten around to the second yet... I'll have to change that soon! :) Great review!

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    1. Thanks, Nicola!

      You have something good to look forward to! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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