18 April 2013

The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication date: April 30th 2013.
My rating: 5 stars

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.

Allie is such an awesome main character! She is not perfect and has a lot of issues with humanity vs. immortality. She's trying to save as much of her human side so she doesn't turn into a wrong kind of monster, Her feeling towards Zeke aren't gone but she also has a duty to save Kanin, who omce saved her and gave her a new start. Allie is stubborn and never gives up on her family and friends. 

Kanin! He was the main reason I decided to even read The Eternity Cure. I remember thinking how there wasn't enough Kanin in The immortal Rules. I still think that. There's never enough Kanin. He should be in every scene. Even in a shower scene. Especially then! There I go again. I promised myself I'll keep my dirty mind far away from this review. It's not working. I want Kanin in every possible position. *groans* How embarrassing. Doesn't everyone want Kanin to spill his guts out and ravish them? Yes? No? He's always so calm and quiet I just want to shake him to snap out of it. Guess his guilt is a heavy burden to carry. He's so noble, protective and righteous I can't help but swoon whenever he's around.  

Kagawa outdone herself with the Blood of Eden sequel- The Eternity Cure. I never thought I would like her book as much as I did this one. Everything was so much better. Action scenes with Allie and Jackal kicking ass, Zeke giving me John Wayne vibes, Kanin being a statuesque God, and that maniac Saren who needs to drop dead for good. Everything was amazing. 

Sorry for this long Jackal ode. I had to write it for The Eternity Cure blog tour. 

As you can tell, Jackal is a really awesome, vampire(which one isn't?), former vampire King of Chicago and Allison's older brother. Kanin turned him a couple of decades before finding Allie. Most think he is the villain in these novels but I think he is misunderstood. He is one of those anti-heros. You never know if he is telling the truth or not. He plays by his own rules and knows when is the time to strike and when to pull back. Jackal's biggest concern is Jackal. He doesn't do anything if he doesn't help him in any way. I'm still not sure why he helped Allie track down Kanin who's being torture by the so-called Psycho Vamp, Saren. Jackal calls Kanin 'old man' and doesn't show he still cares for him but he still  goes with Allie. So I would say, don't underestimate Jackal. He is not as vicious as he's trying to make us believe.

What I like most about him is his sarcasm and fearlessness. He teases Allie and Zeke when they're having a tender moment. He doesn't tolerate stupidity well so he just kills everyone that's going on his nerves, that is, if he can. Leave it to him to make all of us laugh.

The only thing that's bigger than his thirst for blood is thirst for power. There's nothing he wouldn't do to be able to rule. He's proven that when he a King of Chicago. His subjects were all ruthless killers who enjoyed watching humans fight rabids. Jackal's only weakness is he can't turn humans into vampires so his plans aren't going well, for now. But who knows, he might get his kingdom back in the third book. *whispers* I hope so.


  1. Yay!!! I cannot wait to read this sequel. Kagawa is one of my favorite. Her world building is just excellent. I bet I love this one too :)

  2. Great review! I just finished book 1, can't wait to read this one:)