Published: April 30th 2013
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.
This book seriously surpassed every expectation I had for it, and they were high. This is just going to be one giant gush of a review because I easily have a new favourite.
The Eternity Cure picks up a few months after The Immortal Rules ended, with Allie walking through an outpost of bandit’s and raiders, in the dead of winter seeking information on Sarren, the sadistic vampire who has her sire, Kanin, held captive while he tortures him. Because of the blood bond between Allie and Kanin, she can follow the general direction and call of his blood. What was really awesome was that we got to see Allie as an even more tough, strong and independent character, and she grew so much in this book. She had quite a few really tough decisions to make in this book, and she developed beautifully. Allie is just as epiclly badass in this book, and even more so, than The Immortal Rules. If something needs to be killed, she is just the right kick ass vampire girl to do it. She reminds me so much of Rose Hathaway from Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy, and she is one of my favourite female characters in YA with Allie quickly rising to that level as well.
Jackal was a more prominent character in The Eternity Cure and I loved learning more about him and his story. He brings a lot of comedic relief to the story, which may have otherwise been over saturated with the violence. He was also a very uneasy character. I never knew what he might do, and it left me reading on the edge of my seat, anticipating something I didn’t know yet. Hearing more about Kanin’s past was seriously amazing to read as well. In The Immortal Rules, we really only ever read about the stoic and reserved Kanin, whereas in this book, he has so much more depth, and I really seriously love him. I would absolutely love to read a whole entire book about Kanin and his life.
The relationship between Zeke and Allie was perfect. Zeke is a fantastic character and love interest for Allie. He is strong and steady, he doesn’t overwhelm her with declarations of love and devotion. He is quietly strong by her side, ready to face whatever may come. The foray into his past wasn’t as deep as the first book, but it did elaborate a bit more, and he developed into a character that I lovelovelove. There are quiet moments between the two as well that made me seriously swoon.
The pacing jumped, which I really enjoyed because it allowed the reader’s imagination to fill in the blanks of what might have gone on in the time between, especially between the rocky and reluctant partnership of Allie and Jackal on the search for Kanin.
This was a seriously creepy ass book. I was reading alone in the house at night and I was solidly scared. I had to go turn on a bunch of lights because Kagawa’s writing is epic and scary. She isn’t afraid to kill off characters, put them through hell and drag them back out, nor is she afraid to bring out the gore.
THE END. WHAT. Omg I freaked out at the end. And it was 2 o’clock in the morning because I couldn’t put it down. That ending left me crying and cursing Kagawa that I have to wait so long for the third book.
5 out of 5 badass, glowing stars!!