Author: Julie Kagawa
Category: Young Adult
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: 4-30-13
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. – Goodreads
The Eternity Cure picks up as Allison is searching for her sire, Kanin, and still thinking about those she left behind in Eden. The beginning of this book was not the fast-paced ramp up that The Immortal Rules was. Rather, it’s a slow burn that builds to an inferno by the end. I was a little frustrated with this at first, but I soon realized that the slightly more leisurely storytelling allowed us to know Allison as a vampire who is more comfortable with her condition and it allows us to get to know our new friend, Jackal. Now, I was not a fan of Jackal in book one, but I must admit that he threw some interesting flavor into the cast of characters and I am looking forward to seeing where the series takes him. His sarcastic humor and flashes of goodness made him a very interesting addition. For all of you Zeke fans, never fear. You will see him again, but no one is the same person we left in the first book, but that’s a good thing, I think. The character development was spot on and I really felt that everyone involved showed growth, for better or for worse.
This series remains one of the few books involving vampires that I will read. Kagawa once again does an excellent job of combining dystopian/post-apocalyptic elements with the vampire mythos. I enjoy the way that Allison has grown and become harder, but without giving up her desire to keep the parts of her humanity that make her feel like she’s still alive. You should definitely be prepared for a very emotional ending. Allison has to make some heart breaking choices and I was not ready for the gut wrenching plot twist at the. If the author wanted to make sure I was anxious for book 3, she has certainly done her job. I think that The Eternity Cure was a solid middle book and I know that I am not the only one that will be keeping an eye out for the conclusion to this dark and twisted take on post-apocalyptic vampires.
I received this galley in exchange for my honest review.