Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Review: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa




Title: The Eternity Cure
Author:  Julie Kagawa
Series: Blood of Eden (#2)
Publisher: Mira Ink
Rating: 5/5 Stars

 
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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.


(From Goodreads)

Source: I received an e-book copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion on the book; it's my true opinion only.

After reading the first book in this series, I was excited for the sequel as I did love it SO much.
I was told by a few people that The Eternity Cure is good - if not better - than The Immortal Rules. 

I really don't know why it took me so long to get to this book. I am SO glad that I did!

Julie Kagawa has become one of my favourite authors EVER! She is just so good a captivating people with her writing. I literally feel drawn to her books like a magnet.
All of her chapters end in cliffhangers.
When you find you really need to do something like the housework at home, you simply can't because you NEED to know what is going to happen in the next chapter.
It certainly does go with saying "Just one more chapter..." - 1 hour later - "Maybe another one; after all, I'm near the end now!". Then before you know it, you have finished the book!  
I applaud her for doing this.
For me to be so obsessed with the book that I'm desperate for the sequel means she is doing her job right as an author. 

The Eternity Cure is packed full of fantastic characters that are very strong. 

Allison is just the heroine that I adore and admire. She is brave, very kick-ass, and just a fantastic person. The fact that she chooses humans over her own kind (vampires) is spectacular.
As the story is told from Allison's perspective, we get to see things from her view, and she told the story perfectly.

Jackal is a character that you wish you'd hate, but you just can't! I know I have my likings for "bad boys", but Jackal is just so suave, cunning and witty that I love him! The stuff he comes out with is so bad-ass that it makes me smile. The banter between Jackal and Allison is so hilarious. I think Jackal secretly does care about his "family" I reckon if he had to, he would protect Allison. 

Zeke is just perfect. He loves Allison for who she is. He can see the better in people, and if he has doubts about people; if Allison believes them, then given time he will see them through Allison's eyes. He is incredibly brave and bold (as well as dashing).

Kanin is like a Dad character to Allison and Jackal. Although he isn't in this book for most of it, I just like him. I had a liking towards him in the first book too. He is a great leader, and I can't wait to see more of him in the next book.

The Eternity Cure is intense, full of action and incredibly fast-paced. 
I did spot a couple of swear words, and even shouted out " YEA KAGAWA! YES!!". The naughty words fit perfectly basically.

What I liked was it was dark, gory and gritty. I don't like it when there is too much cheese in books. This made it believable that if in a world where all this happened, it could be possible.

The world inside is just beautifully created. Even though it may be bad, I'd still like to be there to experience it. 

The story was completely captivating; you just don't know what to expect.

The beginning of the book was good as it's straight in there where the first book left us (in a bad state I might add ¬_¬ )
I don't like dilly-dallying about. Get to it and get me interested. Boom! She totally did that.

Now...that ending....

Julie Kagawa already knows how I feel as I sent her a tweet complaining I needed the next book. But she just laughed at me =| #evilauthor

Let's just say there is a MASSIVE cliffhanger that has left me having withdrawal symptoms; so much that I NEED the next book!!

I completely recommend these books to anyone. That's why I gave this book 5 stars. Full score! I'd give it a 6 if I could but, y'know: limits 'n' stuff. 

Well done, Kagawa. Yet again you amaze me. I will now go and cry in a corner until the new release...

 

I hope you have enjoyed this review.
 

Happy reading =)
 

~Katie~

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