Release Date: April 30, 2013
Source: NetGalley, Courtesy of Harlequin Teen
Genre: YA Dystopian, YA Paranormal
Rating: 5 bookmarks
Synopsis: 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.
Disclaimer: I received this book as a galley courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
The Eternity Cure picks up a few months after the end of The Immortal Rules. Allie is having nightmares of her sire, Kanin being tortured by Sarrin, a vindictive and crazy vampire who wants to make him pay for his part in the creation of the rabids. While searching for Kanin, she finds herself in Old DC, where Allie discovers she inadvertently tracked Jackal instead. She reluctantly agrees to work with him to find the cure for the rabids and in return Jackal will help her rescue Kanin.
instead of immediately searching for the cure to rabid-ism, they discover something even more terrifying. Our heroine Allie, our quasi villain Jackal, and Zeke now have to deal with a new strand of the virus infecting the humans, which was released on the population by Sarren. The healthy are calling the newly infected humans, bleeders.
Not only did Ms.Kagawa do an amazing job with keeping the story consistently moving forward, she also kept the characters evolving as well. Like in the Immortal Rules, the romance took a back seat to the action and was mostly secondary, which I liked. Allie is growing up and so is Zeke, and they both see the big picture and realize that there are more important and pressing issues that need to be resolved before they can think about being together.
In the last book. Allie was determined to hold on to her humanity, at all costs, but in this book, we see her evolving. She knows that she must embrace her vampire side to save her sire and herself. She comes very close to crossing over to the bad side, sort of speak, but she doesn't cross the line. The only thing that keeps her hanging on by a thread to her human side is Zeke. I have hope for them. After everything is said and done, I'm convinced they'll get their happy ending, even if it's short lived.
Let me tell you, there was a serious cliffhanger at the end of this book. Just when you think one thing has happened, there's a twist in the very last paragraph that shocks you. I was sitting there saying "WHAT?! I knew it!" Haha, I love when a book evokes a verbal reaction. It doesn't happen often, but when it does, I love it.
I liked that Zeke is back in this book. I liked that I'm not 100% sure what to make of Jackal. I liked that Allie is growing into her new place in the world. I loved the ending. I didn't like of some of outlandish explanations for certain situations. Beyond that, there wasn't anything I could complain about. With that said, I was sad that I didn't have book three already waiting for me to read! I hope the wait isn't too long, because this series is amazing!
Check out a few of my favorite quotes:
“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.”
“I know what it’s like to miss someone. To feel like you’re just…wandering around, lost.”