22 April 2013

ARC Review: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

Release Date: April 30th, 2013
Hardcover: 446 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

In Allison Sekemoto's world, there is one one rule left: Blood Calls to blood.
Cast out of Eden and separated from the boy she dared to love, Allie will follow the call of blood to save her creator, Kanin, from the psychotic vampire, Sarren. But when the trail leads to Allie's birthplace in New Covington, what she finds there will the change the world forever - and possibly end human and vampire existence.

There's a new plague on the rise, a strain of the Red Lung virus that wiped out most of humanity generations ago - deadly to humans and vampires alike. The only hope for a cure lies in the secrets Kanin carries. If Allie can get to him in time...

I'm a huge fan of Kagawa's writing and her novels are always on my favorite's list. The Eternity Cure is no exception to the rule. While I really loved The Immortal Rules, in my opinion the sequel was even better, which I thought it would be hard to accomplish! With more action, humor and a still complicated romance, The Eternity Cure is a sequel you won't be disappointed with.

Allison left Eden and is after her creator, Kanin and in the beginning she meets up with Jackal and starts travelling with him. Kagawa's writing is really something special, because while I found myself hating Jackal in the prequel, in The Eternity Cure I actually liked him! He is one of the main source of humor and I had to laugh out loud several times because of many of his remarks. But I still don't like Sarren, obviously, and I detested Stick. He was so annoying and selfish that I really wished sometimes that I could go inside the novel and hit him. Nevertheless I praise Kagawa's detailed and versatile writing.

The characters are, as usual, multifaceted. Allison has so many different characteristics and she is not the only one. Jackal could also very difficult to describe in a single word. Surprisingly Zeke was the character I least enjoyed but he was more enjoyable than in the first one, I just don't think he is such a swoon-material. But mostly of all, I enjoyed the scenes with Karin, he is such an interesting character and I'm happy that we got to know more about him and hopefully he will also be a big part of the next one.

As mentioned, this novel has many actions scenes and no boring moments. I enjoyed reading all 446 pages and I would have enjoyed if the novel had had more pages. But of course, we have to wait for the next one and I'm ├╝berexcited to read the conclusion to this amazing series. The Eternity Cure had a different feel to it compared to the prequel but was just as wonderful to read.

 Huge thanks to Harlequin Australia for providing me with a copy for review!

1 comment:

  1. Even better than The immortal rules? I'd almost say 'impossible', but it's Julie Kagawa we're talking about, so I believe you. Man, she knows how to write! I can't wait for this one and I really like the fact that Jackal is a part of this story.