Thursday, April 11, 2013

Review: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

The Eternity Cure

The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa
Publisher-Harlequin Teen Australia
Release-May 1st 2013 AU/April 30th 2013 US
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In Allison Sekemoto's world, there is one one rule left: Blood Calls to blood.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 she finds there will the 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 - 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..

My Thoughts:
It's no secret that one of my all time favorite authors is Julie Kagawa and there is a reason why. She doesn't know how to write a bad book. In fact, I'm pretty sure she just gets better and better with every new release.

The Eternity Cure is the much anticipated sequel to Julie's vampire series, Blood of Eden
We begin our story with Allison searching for her sire, Kanin. Blood calls to blood and Allie has seen the bloodcurdling nightmares of her sire's imprisonment and endless torture at the hands of the monstrous SarrenShe will do everything in her power to find him and save him from his living hell. But on her journey to search for her master, she finds an old enemy who turns out to be an unlikely ally. They discover that a new strain of Red Lung Virus has been unleashed, giving humans and even vampires horrific effects. 
They need to find a cure and time is running out...for everyone.

Wow! What a sequel! I've always adored Julie's writing, she has such an incredible way with words and she is just such a fierce storyteller. When I think back to all my other vampire series, I have to say that this one has to be the most disturbing of the bunch. Julie's world is thick and heavy cloaked in darkness, madness and desperation. It's raw agony punches us into emotional turmoil and just when we're on a the edge of hope looking up, we're thrown over that same edge, tumbling down. This is everything a vampire book should be and more. You wont find fluff-n-stuff here my friends. This world is dire, dangerous and deathly. I admit, I do miss the lighter moments and even the humor Julie is gifted for, but I have to say that I'm loving how different this experience is compared to other vampire reads. This is the kind of world where I'm afraid to breath. It's not overly graphic but it's graphic enough to power our imagination into overdrive, making us terrified and heartbroken in the same breath. It's very hard to get through some of those more painful scenes, especially if your already very much attached to these characters.

There is a lot that happens plot wise. So many twist and turns on the road to finding a cure and stopping an insatiable psychopathic monster who's only appetite is total and complete utter destruction.
Allie has grown up since the first book. Being a vampire has hardened her in ways she can't control, but she still fights her inner-demons and clings to the notion that she can still choose what kind of monster she wants to be. She's still such a force. Confident, strong, passionate, determined and loyal.
Her unlikely alley turns out to be someone that I would have never expected. Jackal has wormed his way into my good graces and affections. Only Kagawa can accomplish redemption in a character I would have loved to see staked after what he did to Zeke's family, only I find myself believing in him instead.
Kaine has been through the worse kind of hell. He still wears his regret like a scar and still remains wise and controlled as ever. But the way he wants to set things right and the way he holds himself up with such a distinguished manner and vulnerability, makes me want to follow him till the very end.
Fans will be happy to see that Zeke is very much in this installment. He and Allie have some of the most sweetest moments that makes this journey worth  fighting for. But the road to happiness is not paved smooth (it never is in Kagawa's world) so be warned that dark heartbreaking times are still up ahead.
And lastly we have Sarren. Possibly the worst villain I've ever read. I want a slow painful death for this character. His thriving blood-lust for revenge is sick and demented. He is pure evil and I'll be on the edge of my seat cheering on to see the way Kagawa ends him. And she must end him.

Bottom line, The Eternity Cure is another unflinching, unforgiving and unmerciful installment in the Blood of Eden series. Julie Kagawa has out done herself. She has proven time and time again that she can write just about anything and even has me anticipating freezer-worthy horror, and if you know me, that's saying something. Fans of The Immortal Rules will want to get their hands on this spine-tingling sequel as soon as possible. I can't wait to see where Kagawa takes us and these characters next. I'm scared and anxious, specially after that evil-cliffy of an ending! MORE!

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  1. I'm so jealous that you got to read it! I'm even more excited after seeing that you gave it such a high rating. Great review!

    - Ellie at The Selkie Reads Stories

    1. Thank-you!:) Just a couple more weeks and it'll be at the store. I can't wait to pick-up one for my collection:)

  2. I agree, Kagawa knows how to write and she has her way with words. I'm so freaking excited for this book <3 I want to see more of Kanin and I love that Jackal is playing a part in Allie's story. Sarren *shives* he creeps me out.


    1. Kanin is my favorite character in this book, but Zeke would be the next;) <3 Sarren is bad. Very very bad. He must die!:p

  3. Julie Kagawa is one of my favorite authors. (How can she not be, right?) My favorite character would be Jackal (surprise). I guess it's because he kinda reminds me of Puck? I don't know haha. Zeke is a close second though and I love those cute moments he have with Allie :3 Great review!

    -Ariella @ Secrets of Lost Words

    1. Jackal surprised me for sure in this one. I SO did not want to like him, but he grew on me. He reminded me a bit like Puck to...or maybe Puck's evil twin lol He has some funny moments.

  4. Tina I had so much love for this book too, it was just rammed with everything I love about reading that I was fully invested from the first page. I can't wait to see how things will end, but I'm also so scared at the same time! Wonderful review Tina! :)

  5. Thanks Jasprit! That ending killed me girl. What a way to end it! Can't wait to see where Julie takes them next, but yeah, I'm scared too:(