Friday, 7 February 2014

Review - The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

The Eternity Cure (Blood Of Eden, #2)

In Allison Sekemoto's world, there is one rule left: Blood calls to blood 

She has done the unthinkable: died so that she 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.

I was really excited to read this book as I loved The Immortal Rules, the first in Julie Kagawa’s fabulous Blood of Eden series, and it more than lived up to my expectations! Allison Sekemoto is a vampire in a world where humans are blood cattle, but she remembers her human origins all too well – as well as the group of humans she travelled with, including the angelic Zeke. Now alone in the wilderness, she’s determined to rescue her vampire sire, Kanin, from the sadistic Sarren – only to run into an unlikely ally: Jackal, her blood brother. The two form a wary alliance to rescue the vampire master from the city of New Covington, Allie’s former home – but a new strain of the Red Lung virus which almost wiped out humans and vampires alike has risen to threaten mankind again, and this time humanity might not survive.

This is just as gripping and action-packed as its predecessor. In a world where civilisation has fallen into ruin and vampires dominate, using humans as blood cattle, Allie is a rarity: a vampire who doesn’t want to be a monster. She’s suffered a lot but remains strong and committed to fighting for those she cares about. She and Zeke also face the dilemma of whether a human and a vampire can safely be together, with Allie constantly fighting the demon within herself and not knowing when she will lose control and kill someone. Sarren is a truly scary villain, sadistic and unpredictable, and Jackal was another character who took me by surprise.

The story is absolutely captivating, and the emotions are as sky-high as the action and suspense. I was on tenterhooks as I was reading this book and I didn’t want it to end. And hell, what an ending. How very cruel of you, Julie Kagawa.

This is one of the best books I’ve read this year, and that’s saying a lot! Now to find a distraction from the long wait for the final book of the trilogy…

Rating: *****

1 comment:

  1. I loved this book too! Julie Kagawa did such a good job keeping me on the edge of my seat. Can't wait for the last one!

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