Release Date: April 30th, 2013
Finished Date: April 12th, 2013
Publishers: Harlequin Teen
Source: For Review
Source: For Review
The Review: “I don't believe in fate," he said carefully, "but... I do believe everything happens for a reason. That there is some plan, some meaning to this darkness we live in.”
The Eternity Cure.....holy smokes! I’ve been dying to read this sequel and not just because Julie Kagawa is one of my favourite authors, but because The Immortal Rules was an absolute fantastic story. As for the sequel, in my opinion, Julie nailed it! How could she not?
This time around we see Allie trying to look for Kanin after leaving Zeke in Eden. As Kanin reaches out to Allie through their sire connection, Allie believes she's not far away, however we she ends up running into Jackal - her blood brother, she realises she has been following the wrong lead all along. With no other choice, Allie has to team up Jackal in order to save their sire. But when the remaining human's start becoming sick, Allie realises that another virus is going around leaving her no choice but to find a cure.
I have to admit, I had my doubts that this Julie could pull off this sequel just because of how much I enjoyed The Immortal Rules and admittedly, the first 10% of this story, and I really struggled with. Mainly because I just couldn't remember what had happened in the first book, but thankfully Julie re-caps her stories very well - and without that I think I would have been lost. Once I got past that 10%, I started to really get back into the story, I love the way the writing flows and how imaginable this story is. Every time I picture this world, I instantly think how well it would all look on the big screen and I would seriously love it if it was made into a movie. I should never have doubted Julie, should I? This women knows how to write and she writes so well, I’m not sure she could ever disappoint us.
The story this time around was so dangerous and had so much tension from the get go. The character made this such an entertaining read - Allie, Jackal, Zeke and Kanin reflect each other so well - despite the problems they have. I was a huge fan of Allie and Zeke the first time around that I only came to love them more throughout The Eternity Cure. Kanin was another character I was glad got more time in the spotlight, he’s so self-less and caring for a vampire but, the one that surprised me the most was Jackal. This guy brought so many laugh-out-loud moments to this story. He was so hilarious sometimes and even though he's technically one of the bad guys, I found myself slowly starting to love him too. How could you not when he says stuff like this;
"Nice place you got here. Love what you've done with it. If I'd known, I would've bought a housewarming gift. A shag rug to go with the lovely pile of garbages."
"You sure you want to do this, bloodbag?" he asked, smirking. "Go up past the wall, where all the scary vampires live? Maybe you want to pour some honey or barbeque sauce over yourself before we leave, too."
So freaking funny! Not only that but it is very refreshing that Julie never introduced a love triangle between Jackal/Zeke and Allie. Jackal is her blood-brother, so everything is very sibling related. I'm glad because that’s one of my worries with sequels, because most authors seem to take that root. But not Julie!
The plot thickens and thickens at every corner - never once becoming overbearing or confusing but just perfect. It makes me even more excited to read the next instalment. I hope we hear some new soon!
In all, The Eternity Cure is a fantastic sequel - one that is just as good as its predecessor and I can't wait for more.
* Please note, quotes were taken from the ARC and could be subject to change.