Book Review: The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2) by Julie Kagawa

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.

Release Date: April 30, 2013
Age Group: YA
Source: NetGalley

Let me start this review by saying that I am a huge fan of Julie Kagawa.  I have read and really enjoyed all of her work, and was thrilled to be able to read The Eternity Cure early.  I adored The Immortal Rules (read my review here), and was enthralled at the terrifying world Kagawa created in the Blood of Eden series.  

The Eternity Cure fell a little flat for me.  Maybe my expectations were too high, having waited so long for more of Allison's story, but after reading the outstanding The Immortal Rules, I was ready for more of the same and found myself disappointed in The Eternity Cure.  I felt like the plot moved slowly and was predictable.  I was intrigued by the twist at the end of the book, and will definitely keep reading the series.  I am probably not being fair to Kagawa, having such high expectations from her, and compared to other YA dystopian novels, The Eternity Cure was a great read, just not as outstanding as her previous work.

What I liked about The Eternity Cure were the characters, the character growth, and the plot twists.  Kagawa's stories never fail to entertain and I'm looking forward to seeing where she takes this series.

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