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Review | The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden, #2) by Julie Kagawa

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The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden, #2) by Julie Kagawa

Harlequin TEEN | April 30, 2013 | 446 pages

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My Grade

Plot: 5

Setting: 5

Writing: 5

Originality: 5

Characters: 5

Romance: 5

Overall: 30/30! Awesomesauce!

Title/Cover Bonus: 2

Overall

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 Summary

Allison Sekemoto has vowed to rescue her creator, Kanin, who is being held hostage and tortured by the psychotic vampire Sarren. The call of blood leads her back to the beginning—New Covington and the Fringe, and a vampire prince who wants her dead yet may become her wary ally.

Even as Allie faces shocking revelations and heartbreak like she’s never known, a new strain of the Red Lung virus that decimated humanity is rising to threaten human and vampire alike.

Trailer

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First Line

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Most Memorable Scene

That one time when Jackal finds himself in a precarious situation after a run in with a bad guy in a cell in the old hospital.

Plot

I don’t remember enjoying the first book as much as I did this second installment. I was thankful for the awesome review of events that happened in the first book in the beginning of this one. I usually find such reviews irritating but not this time. Since this is a sequel it is hard to explain the plot without giving anything away. I must say that Allie goes on one heck of an adventure. She runs into a number of past characters and a few new ones.

Setting

We are subjected to the sewers of New Covington yet again. We see a few new scenes from areas we didn’t get to visit in the first book and I found them refreshing. Seeing the Inner portion of a city from the inside instead of the outside was very cool. Julie did an amazing job of setting every scene. There is a ton of gore in this book though. I found myself eating and reading one day and I might have regretted it just a tiny bit.

Writing

This story is told from Allie’s perspective 99.999999%. Not until the very last scene do we switch point of views. I hate and love Julie for this all at the same time. The writing is impeccable. Brilliant.

Originality

When it comes to vampires it is hard to not find similarities  I found myself comparing Jackal’s attitude to several vampires from the Vampire Diaries such as Damon and Klaus because they both have an air of being the bad guy yet retaining just a bit of humanity disguised as humor and arrogance. The fact that the rabids and Red Lung are a disease and was created by scientists puts this story into the sci-fi area as well. Finding a cure does make this a tiny bit more like VD than I’d like though but the characters, especially Kanin, make this a book to love no matter the likeness to an amazing television series.

Characters

Allie is on  a mission and suffice it say that she is determined to do what she has set out to do: Find Kanin her sire. Allie’s journey takes her on an emotional roller coaster and it was so hard to end the book the way it did without wanting to hit something. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book and I just hope Allie has the strength to keep going as the person she was before that ending.

Kanin is awesome. That is all. I wish he talked more. He was very enlightening in this book.

Romance

Fifth amendment. We may or may not see a previous character that has romantic relations with another character and they may or may not enteract with each other in a passionate way. Let is suffice to say that damn, that boy is fine, and sweet.

Title/Cover Bonus

Eh, I dislike both really. The covers do not impress me. They don’t shout anything worth picking up. The title doesn’t connect with the previous book in anyway.

Ending

I have already hinted that the ending is not nice. It really isn’t. The last few scenes are just awful. Heart wrenching awful. I do not envy Allie nor the others involved. I can NOT wait for the next book. If I thought this one was intense I will plan to brace myself for what it yet to come.

Series

The first book, The Immortal Rules, was published April 24, 2012.

The second book, The Eternity Cure, will publish today, April 30, 2013.

The third book has not been announced and will probably publish in April of 2014.

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