Monday, March 18, 2013

The Eternity Cure: Review


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


Writing this review is extremely hard for me. Because this book... there's hardly any way to describe how awesome it is! In the sequel of The Immortal Rules, Julie Kagawa never disappoints us. Not even a bit. She continues to surprise us with all kinds of stuff, both physical and emotional ones. This is one of those stunning sequel of the the first book (and you know that The Immortal Rules is one of my favorite books in 2012)

The book starts with Allison trying to follow her sire, Kanin's tie to save him from the Psycho Vamp Sarren. She meets tons of obstacles right from the start of the book. From having physical problems, to trying to get over her own blood lust. The book doesn't sugar coat how vicious and inhuman vampires actually are. Not like Twilight. At least, vampires don't spark in Blood of Eden. The Hunger is a thing that always exists in any vampire's minds, including our heroine, Allison. That's something she has to suppress and get over. Through this process, we see her grow more mature and more in control of herself. And I can't help but love her more, even though she's supposed to be soulless.

If you are like me, Team Zeke since you met him in The Immortal Rules, or you just like him, you will definitely love him in this book. I won't say he's the cute, innocent boy in The Immortal Rules, because he surely can't be. But he still carries the good heart of his and sees good in everyone even after all the stuff that has happened. How can we not love him to this stage?

And Sarren... oh, he's definitely the worst kind of villain I've encountered in my life! You have no idea how vicious and delirious he is until you actually read the book. Every time he does something really, really bad to our dear characters, it will definitely take your breath away. (Spolier!) The ending involves Sarren, and surely it's not good. You can't help but wondering what will happen next. And this is one of those extreme cases that waiting will kill you slowly, peel by peel. Ugh, more waiting! I love-hate cliffhangers! (Don't get me wrong, I love how Julie end this book. This one will definitely take your breath away and possibly ruin one hell of a good day to study for exams, because you can't help but thinking about all kinds of possibilities.)

Julie's words are always beautiful. I fall in love with the first book that she writes, and the ones that came after. Out of all the novels she's written (including Iron Fey books), this one is definitely the best. The beauty of the words is not like Lauren Oliver's words, almost poetic. They are more lively and energetic and sometimes, darkly impressive. She can surely read my heart and know what exactly I want to read about the characters. I can't wait for the final book of Blood of Eden trilogy (and The Iron Traitor, which there is an excerpt of it!)

Two last lines:

1) You can't help but like Jackal in this book. Yep, spoiler here.

2) I still have no idea how this Team Kanin stuff is even here. It's not like Kanin is in love with Allie, although there are emotional parts between the two of them. Yep, another spoiler. Hopefully I won't spoil you guys too much :D

Rating: 9/10

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