Series: Blood of Eden #2
Published by Harlequin Enterprises, Australia on May 1, 2013
Source: Netgalley, Publisher
Genres: Paranormal, Post-Apocalyptic, Young Adult
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Allison Sekemoto has done the in thinkable: died so that she might continue to live. 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. But there's a new plague on the rise, a strain of the Red Lung virus that wiped out most of humanity generations ago - and this strain is deadly to humans and vampires alike.
Allison thought that immortality was forever. But with eternity itself hanging in the balance,the lines between human and monster will blur even further as Allie faces another choice she could never have imagined having to make..
Our favourite katana wielding vampire, Allison Sekemoto is back in the follow up to the Immortal Rules. Since the events of the last book, Allison has had disturbing visions of her sire in pain, being tortured by the psychotic vampire Sarren. She follows the blood call but instead of finding Kanin, she encounters her ex raider vampire brother, Jackal. Withstanding threats of her wellbeing and realising their common goal, the two reluctantly set out to find Kanin and discover that Allison’s home town has been plagued by the Red Lung virus.
Without giving too much away, the plot advances quickly from a simple goal, to encountering some interesting allies and foes, to looking for a cure for the Red Lung virus and finding Kanin. There are many twists, turns, and surprises, and you’re in for a treat as you read this for the first time.
The Eternity Cure features complex character development and we see Allison’s relationship fleshed out between her brother, her sire, and other people in her life. Vampires can choose their own destiny in the world that Kagawa has created, ranging from the evil (Sarren) to the threatening (Jackal) to the ones trying to hang onto their humanity (Allison). It’s the dialogue and the character building that makes this vampire/dystopian title a standout from other series, as it doesn’t resort to stereotypical characters.
I really enjoyed Jackal as Allison’s brother and ex raider, he constantly threatens Allison and everyone else around him yet his actions show that he is willing to help and actually cares. He’s cunning and unpredictable, which makes him a great character to read about.
From Kanin’s morality and drive to rid the world of the virus to Sarren’s evil twisted ways, there really is more to vampirism that what meets the eye. Allison is a shining example of this, she clings on to her humanity for the sake of being good, and feeds on humans who have done wrong in an attempt to be noble. Because of Kanin’s teachings, she’s turned out to be an honourable vampire as she protected the humans, taking them to Eden in the last book and now looking for the virus and versing Sarren. She’s a vampire heroine with a sense of morality in a dystopian world.
With a cliffhanger ending and a burst of emotions, I can’t wait until the next book in this vampire/dystopian series. The romance is nicely paced, the action is gory and horrific, and the vampire sense of morality heart-wrenching.
I would like to thank Netgalley and Harlequin Enterprises Australia for this ARC copy in exchange for an honest review. The Eternity Cure will be released in Australia on May 1, 2013.
Click here for my review for The Immortal Rules is here.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5