Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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

*Cover and Synopsis from Goodreads

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.

*Received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

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My Review

One of the things that I really enjoy about the Blood of Eden series so far, is Julie Kagawa's in depth approach to her characters. Really it is hard to pick the character that I liked the most, because each of the characters in this series is equally awesome and is essential to the overall story line. 

First, there is Allie, who was pretty kick butt in The Immortal Rules, but in The Eternity Cure she is stronger and more confidant, in not only her abilities as a vampire, but in who she is as a person. After being away from her vampire master and seeing what the world is really like, Allie is ready to accept the teachings of her old wise master, Kanin, now if she could only find him. She knows that he is in trouble, in pain and possibly near death, but Allie is determined to see her master again, no matter what or who stands in her way.

But Allie is not the only person looking for Kanin, oh no, enter Jackal; Allie's blood brother. You remember him right? The Raider King who did all kinds of unforgivable crap in The Immortal Rules? Yea, that one, well guess what he's back, and I have to say that I am so thankful that Julie Kagawa gave us more Jackal. I absolutely loved him, I mean he was also a complete jerk, but we already knew that. But despite this, I couldn't help loving him, he actually reminded me of Klaus from The Vampire Diaries, in that he has that same it is all about me attitude, but he totally does it with style. Jackal drips with sarcasm, snark and that overall I don't give a flip attitude that makes him the perfect character to love to hate, plus he is a fierce warrior, making him a Grad-A Bad-A**!

Then you have Kanin, oh how I love Kanin; the always mysterious, ever elusive and always meticulous, slow, yet wise vampire. If Jackal is a bad-a**, than Kanin is the original, the master! But where Jackal is impetuous, Kanin is exact and even more lethal. And in The Eternity Cure Julie Kagawa rewards us with more of Kanin and his mysterious background, giving us readers the chance to put more pieces of the puzzle together, and can I just say, what a puzzle it is turning out to be! 

Then there is Zeke, the ever amazing human, that continues to blow my mind, and steal my heart. He had me in The Immortal Rules, but in The Eternity Cure, he totally stole my heart, pushing me right over the edge! You will see why, just wait! 

Obviously I loved the characters in The Eternity Cure, and I thoroughly enjoyed the story. However, I do feel like it took the story a little while to get off the ground. Granted, once it got off the ground, it never stopped, but I couldn't help but want more. More fight scene's and more action. I know that a book can't be nothing but action, but I at times fights were summarized, and one of the things I love about this series is the amazing fighting scenes! The fight scenes that were described, which there were more than a few, left me completely breathless as I was never sure if all of my favorite characters were going to make it out alive.  

When it comes to vampires, Julie Kagawa gets it right. The Eternity Cure delivers an action packed punch to the stomach, with moments that will leave you breathless, will put your heart in your throat, and might even make your heart skip a beat. I am extremely excited about the direction that this series is taking and with the way that The Eternity Cure ended all I can say is Julie Kagawa, write faster!

"Made you easy, to find, at least, though I feel a bit left out. Next time you two decide to go on a bloody killing spree, at least send me an invitation so I know that you care." (kindle, loc. 1820).

Well what can I say, I picked this moment because I love the humor that it gives the story. This is just one example of why I love Jackal!

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