Release Date: 1 May 2013
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen Australia
Source: Publisher for Review
Where to Buy: Fishpond | Booktopia
More Info: Goodreads
Cover:Summary: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...
Love it! After the changes in the US covers of The Immortal Rules and The Eternity Cure because the girl in the original US cover of The Immortal Rules does not portray Allie as an Asian girl, I love how Harlequin Teen Australia fixed the issue and manages to keep the second book's cover similar to the first one!
Blood calls for blood...
Julie Kagawa never disappoints, this is the one thing I have been sure about after reading Kagawa's The Iron Fey series and the first book in the Blood of Eden series. I did read some mixed reviews on The Eternity Cure and it made me slightly worried about reading the sequel but alas, The Eternity Cure proved me wrong. I enjoyed the sequel immensely although not as much as the first book.
What I loved most about this book is the journey Allie has to face to find her creator/sire, Kanin. Unlike The Immortal Rules where Allie finds a group of humans and therefore, many characters are introduced, this book focuses on Allie, Kanin, Zeke, Jackal and Sarren, the psycho-vampire. I have to admit, the first half of the book did not quite grab me as the last half but as usual, Julie Kagawa's writing is action-packed, exploring the concept of the cure, blood bond between Allie, Kanin and Jackal and the romance between Allie and Zeke. The ending, though, was very unexpected but made me excited for book 3! It was perhaps more shocking than the ending of The Immortal Rules!
Allie is still an awesome heroine who I adored from the first book. I think the main reason why I enjoyed this book is Kagawa's exploration of her characters' development. I love Allie's dedication to find Kanin because I love and admire Kanin so much to the point that I thought he was going to be a love interest for Allie in the first book! (I am secretly hoping this will maybe happen....eventually?) Allie's encounter with Jackal is quite surprising. All I remembered from the first book was that Jackal is an evil vampire but I underestimated his character. There is one part where I thought Jackal never did change, that he was still evil but he proved me wrong. While Jackal's actions in the first book are still etched in his character, his actions in this book balances his 'wrong-doings' in the first book. I can see why Kanin decides to change him to a vampire. Kanin himself, with his calmness, wisdom and words made me love him more. Reading about his character gives a strong impression of his maturity compared to Allie and Jackal, perhaps because he is a Master and he is much older than the two. Zeke, on the other hand, also develops and proves to Allie that he still loves her no matter what. His relationship with Allie is sweet, romantic and heart-warming. Meanwhile, all I can say about Sarren is he is one psycho-vampire (and stop saying little bird!)
So you love The Immortal Rules? Then you will love The Eternity Cure! This action-packed sequel further unravels the story behind the Red Lung virus, its cure and the meaning of blood bond between a Master and his 'children'. With amazing character development, Julie Kagawa is back with a great second book in the Blood of Eden series!
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Thank you Harlequin Teen Australia for the review copy!
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