Review: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

27 March, 2013 Reviews 13 comments

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: The Eternity Cure by Julie KagawaThe Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa
Series: Blood of Eden #2
Published by HarlequinAUS on 30th April 2013
Pages: 446
Genres: Dystopian, Paranormal Fantasy, Post Apocalyptic, Young Adult
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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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.

I’m not sure how to proceed with this review WITHOUT resorting to a shit ton of gifs. I just really feel like some kind of crazy wild action would better represent how I feel than words ever could.

I mean, I could say that The Eternity Cure is one badass tale that left me desperate for more because this story was fucking awesome.  Or I could just do this:

Which is, no joke, my exact facial expression upon finishing this book.  I think it actually stayed like that for a full two minutes.

I could tell you that Allison Sekemoto was such an unmitigated badass that I am prepared to lay my sword down at her badass feet and swear my fealty to her as the god of badass forever.  Or I could just do this:


See how much easier that is?  I can’t write this bloody review because I’m too busy stalking Julie Kagawa and thinking of ways to beg her to hurry up and give me the next book. I need it.  Seriously.  And I can’t even talk about this book much, because I don’t want to spoil anyone.  But I will let you know some vague things that you can expect:

1) Allison Sekemoto continues to be a stone-cold, kick-ass, awesomely awesome protagonist.

2) There are smoochies.

3) Things need to be killed and Allison is exactly the person to do it.

4) This is a creepy fucking book and I still shiver occasionally when thinking about it.

5) Some people in the book are horrifically horrible and terrifying.

6) Some people in this book are kind of sweet and make me smile.

7) Kanin <3

8) There is a return of a character I didn’t expect and he was fuckin’ ACE man.

9) Be prepared to want to have everyone’s babies.  Just everyone’s.

10) Read it.  That is all.

I have to admit, like The Immortal Rules, it started out a little slow.  Allison’s naivete and willingness to trust scumbags annoyed me.  However, it didn’t take long before I fully endorsed pretty much each and every decision she made.  She’s just so… cool. Kagawa throws the readers right back into this creepy, desolate, and somewhat hopeless world.  But somehow, when the characters in this book teamed up ready to go kick ass, I just felt this rightness.  Like, “Hell yeah!  It’s ASS kicking time!” For those who don’t know, ass kicking time comes right after balls-to-the-wall crazy time and briefly before Cleaning-blood-out-of-your-clothes time.

And reading The Eternity Cure time is now, folks.

Kat Kennedy

Kat Kennedy

Co-blogger at Cuddlebuggery
Kat Kennedy is a book reviewer and aspiring author in the Young Adult genre. She reviews critically but humorously and get super excited about great books. Find her on GoodReads.
Kat Kennedy

13 Responses to “Review: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa”

  1. cynicalsapphire

    YAY! I know some people didn’t like TIR, but I really did, and was a little afraid I wouldn’t like this one. But I trust you. 🙂

  2. tripsis

    OMG awesome review!  I’m so glad you loved this book because I really loved the first one!  I was hoping this one wouldn’t disappoint.

  3. Neyra

    nice kat, endorse multiple father pregnancies! tsk tsk… where do i sign up? *looks around for sheet with pen in hand* i still haven’t this series, because i still haven’t jumped on the Kagawa train, but ill get to it eventually, i hear lots of good things about her, and you said kickass heroine.. i like kickass >.<

  4. Danny_Bookworm

    Squeals!! Love your review… and of course you had me when you added the gif from Sam and Dean! 
    I absolutely adored The Eternity Cure  and I think it was even better than Immortal Rules:) Woot!

  5. Book_lover1988

    OHHH I am so much more excited now. I agree with you that The Immortal Rules started out quite slow (I think it’s because Julie really wanted to set up the world). This book sounds like complete awesomeness. I already love Allison’s character and I feel like she will just get so much better in this book! PS. Love the GIFs you use 🙂

  6. Ransom_Reads

    Your review is 200% accurate. There is no way to describe the perfection without gifs. It’s such an awesome book. Can’t wait to buy it when it comes out. Though I need the details for the next book soon, my sanity is at risk.

  7. RadiantShadowss

    I’ve got this for review and this review makes me want to read it NOW. I thought Allie was pretty badass in The Immortal Rules; sounds like she’s even MORE badass in this, though I’m not exactly sure how that’s possible. I mean, this chick rocks a katana like it’s NBD.

  8. bucklingbookshelves

    OK I’m officially intrigued about this series. I was actually given a copy of the first book and didn’t even realize it since the cover changed. Will have to dig it out some time and check out this series for myself!

  9. ReviewsbyBeth

    Oh *LOVE*!! I am starting this book this weekend and now after reading your review …I really cant wait!! I absolutely LOVED The Immortal Rules!! 🙂

  10. KristenRHolbrook

    I haven’t read any books by this author, and judging from the reviews, I kind of want to just to see what everything’s about. If everyone’s flipping out over it, something has to be good.

  11. Abc Xyz

    I read the first one when it come out and I couldn’t wait for the sequel. Here it is and I still haven’t read it. Glad to hear it’s lived up to the first one. Now I just have to get my hands on the book!

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