Series: Blood of Eden #2
Published by Harlequin Teen on 30 April 2013
Genres: Dystopian, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
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In The Eternity Cure, Allie is following Kanin's trace - she wants to do everything in her power to save him from Sarrin. As his blood calling to her gets weaker, she tries to travel faster, she knows she's closing in on him. What happens next is a big surprise, both for Allie and the readers!
*I received a free ARC of The Eternity Cure from Harelquin Teen via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*
The Eternity Cure starts a few months after the end of The Immortal Rules, and Allie is on a mission! She wants to make sure she can save Kanin from Sarrin’s death-grip, and follows his blood call on a whild chase through places where she’s never been before. All alone, and learning how to take care of herself, and what kind of monster she wants to be, she travels at night. Allie asks the right questions, and gets what she needs from the people who wouldn’t mind hurting her – if she was a human girl – and she’s not afraid to get after what she deems necessary in this quest to save her maker.
It is very difficult to write a review of The Eternity Cure without spoiling anything, so I will just say that the writing is truly awesome! The suspense was almost killing me at times, and I was cheering for Allie all the way. She meets up with some very improbable people from her past, and the reunions go from touching and sweet to heart-breaking and horrifying.
Both the story and the plot move forward in a seamless manner, it threw me on a wild guessing-game, and I could never get where Allie would be taken next. As she gets some new allies, she has to enter the city where she grew up, and going back is like a flash-back, while at the same time it also shows how much Allie has grown since she started her adventures. She somehow seems more human as a vampire than she did when she was human, the way she cares about others is actually stronger than it used to be. She knows that sometimes, you have to leave people behind in order to achieve an overall goal, but she really doesn’t like this fact of life.
Eden seems like a very distant memory, and for a while Allie almost thinks she dreamed about that place, where the humans are safe from vampires, at the same time as their scientists are working for a cure against rabids. Of course, creatures who really shouldn’t put their noses where they don’t belong also want to know more about Eden, the cure, and what they could use it for. This is one of the reasons I was so immersed in The Eternity Cure – the different factions wanting something for their own personal gain, and then Allie’s overall goal were at complete odds.
Allie is a lot more confident in The Eternity Cure than she was in The Immortal Rules, and her moral compass doesn’t fail her. She continues to work towards what she feels is right, and will not give up, even when the odds are completely stacked against her. Vampires a lot more powerful than herself try to steer her away from her path, but she continues on – with the help of some friends and unlikely allies, while fighting against some that should be working with her.
A few quotes – because I just can’t resist!
I could choose what kind of people I preyed on, but in the end, I had to prey on someone.
We walked in silence for a while, the only sounds our soft footsteps and the trickle of water flowing sluggishly by our feet. For once, I was glad that I was a vampire and didn’t have to breathe.
“We’re here for their help, not a snack.”
“Right, okay, let me revise that question,” he said, giving the human a disgusted look. “Why the hell should the vampires in this party care if the Prince’s city goes up in flames?”
“What if Sarren isn’t there?” Kanin smiled humorlessly. “I think the more pressing question would be, what if he is?”
His face was hungry now, eager, as if the thought of inflicting pain brought him joy.
I can’t recommend The Eternity Cure enough- Ms. Kagawa has really outdone herself with this novel! It has everything I look for when I want to escape in a book, and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series – the ending was so jaw-dropping I still don’t know what to think of it – even if I finished this book over a month ago!