Blood of Eden #2
by Julie Kagawa
The Immortal Rules Review
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Teen (April 30, 2013)
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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.
At a Glance:
The Immortal Rules, by Julie Kagawa, was one of my favorite books of last year, so I couldn't wait to get my hands on The Eternity Cure. I'm so happy to say that I wasn't disappointed with this book! The intensity that I read in book one continued in book two, with new fights, more twists, heartbreak, betrayal, and, of course, blood. This incredible world that Julie has created, is one you won't want to miss, and one you won't want to leave.
Friends as Enemies, Enemies as Friends:
Just when you think you know how to feel about someone, Julie flips everything upside down and you start liking who you hated, and hating who you felt sorry for. Nothing is certain, and everything is questionable. The biggest example of this is Allie's vampire brother, Jackal. I could not STAND him! Then, I started to love to hate him. Then I thought maybe, possibly, I might not want him to die a horrible death. And before you know it, I started to actually want him around! Kind of. He is a complete jerkwad, there's no doubt about it, but there's something about that guy, I kind of like his sick, morbid humor.
I have to say, I didn't see this happening. I actually thought the book was going to go in a completely different direction. I was both happy and sad that it didn't. I won't go into detail, but Julie was quite able to keep things interesting and fresh. It was awesome, and hard, and kind-of shredded my heart a little.
A Whole New Brand of Crazy:
As if it wasn't hard enough to deal with Vampires, Rabids, and creepy, disgusting, man-eating Mole-men, now Allie and her band of misfits have to deal with a whole new brand of crazy. On her way to find Kanin, Allie discovers that there is something very, VERY wrong with the humans that live in New Covington. Now she not only has to find Kanin, and rescue him from psycho-Sarren, she also has to try to figure out how to save the humans, even if they've turned their backs on her.
Tortures and Blood:
Kagawa definitely doesn't skimp on the blood and gore in The Eternity Cure either. If you like fighting (WITH SWORDS!), blood, freaking-tough heros and heroines, tricksters, suspense, and loving to hate some sick sadistic vampires, you will eat this book up!
The Biggest Freaking Cliffhanger:
I can not BELIEVE what Kagawa left us with in the end of The Eternity Cure. Can. Not. Believe. It. Cruel. That's all.
Moral of the Story:
Never Say Never (thanks Beibs!)
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*Content was similar or less than The Immortal Rules