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

April 30, 2013 4 stars, Book Review 18

Pabkin’s One Liner: I’ve got your bleeding heart right here!


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.


The Eternity Cure hooked me by the eyeballz and didn’t let me go til the very end! Now I enjoyed The Immortal Rules but not like I did The Eternity Cure.  For me this sequel was so much better than the first book! A lot of this has to do with Allie and how much she has changed since first becoming a vampire. In plain words, she isn’t such a whiny nit anymore.  Ok maybe she wasn’t THAT whiny, haha.

Allie used to drive me nuts with how much she was fighting the instincts of being a vampire.  You have to eat to live deary, no getting around it.  In this installment she makes no qualms about killing to feed, luckily she just picks off the scum of the earth type humans.  A good way to try and salve your conscience, I’ve read many a vampire fiction where the character goes this route.  More power to them I say.

No one wants to root for a character that devours innocents for dinner now do they? Oh wait – do they? Well Hell YES – I DO! Because I have to tell you – I absolutely LOVE Jackal.  If he had any sidekick henchmen openings I’d be signing right up – as long as I wasn’t just some toady like all those other terds that were his underlings in The Immortal Rules.  That’s right we knew he was coming back, and boy is he playing a much bigger role in The Eternity Cure.  All I must say about it, is Jackal is the kind of villain I love.  He has his reasons and logic for the things he does and hey, to his crazy, selfish self they make complete sense.  I can dig it, and I can’t help but laugh at his sense of humor and enjoy every bit of quip and snark he throws Allie’s way.

The mission, should they choose to accept it? Find and rescue their maker Kanin.  Among other things along the way.  Don’t think you’ve seen the last of Zeke either.  He’s in here too of course, what would this be without a little side dish of star crossed romance? The downside…one character that I sooo could not stand makes a comeback here – for awhile anyway *evil laughter*.  I’m slathering and giggling maniacally for the next Blood of Eden book!



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18 Responses to “Review: The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2) by Julie Kagawa”

    • Tabitha the Pabkins

      I think a lot of people are really loving him. He’s showing way more depth of character than I would have originally given him credit for in The Immortal Rules.

  1. Bookworm1858

    I do wish there had been a bit more of Kanin-he’s just one of my favorite characters and I can never read enough of him!

    • Tabitha the Pabkins

      Oh Jackal! Be still my beating heart! hehe. I think he really stole the show as well as your heart! Here is hoping book three is even better!

  2. Kat (AussieZombie)

    Yeah, I loved Jackal too! I love a good snarky smart-arse character.

    I thought Kagawa really got the feeling of darkness right, the whole book feels so dark and gritty.

    • Tabitha the Pabkins

      Yes – it was perfect for me. I like my fiction a tad bit darker. Sometimes I like fluffy and light but she got it just right for me with Blood of Eden. This makes me want to try out her Iron Fey books for sure!

    • Tabitha the Pabkins

      Oh no I didn’t read the novella but I had heard of it. I think that book only has three novella’s in it and I didn’t want to spend the money at the time. I’ll look into it now. Still don’t know if it would be worth it to me. Is it worth reading you think?

    • Tabitha the Pabkins

      well aside from it rocking your face off…would I really be missing much by not reading it? I’m so torn on the whole novella thing inbetween books.

    • Tabitha the Pabkins

      ok scratch that – just saw the kindle version is almost 9 bucks – haha I’ll pass since the other two novellas aren’t screaming “read me read me” at me.

  3. brandileigh2003

    My hubby was reading this over my shoulder and he loved Kanin as well. I can’t wait for the next one, I don’t know what they’ll do with that ending

    • Tabitha the Pabkins

      For some reason I had thought this was going to be a trilogy but then found out its slated as a series…so goodness only knows where she will go with it. I know I’ll be in torment for another year until I find out what’s become of everyone! Cliffhangers are so much torture!

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    Great! I already loved The immortal rules (a lot) and I couldn’t imagine this one being even better, but it’s Kagawa we’re talking about right 😀 Allie is just great and I can’t wait to see more of Jackal (and Kanin, jum!)

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    • Tabitha the Pabkins

      See Kanin while awesome just didn’t hold a candle to Jackal for me! I’m not usually all crazy fangirl about a character – but I want to tackle him and offer up my neck…wait no maybe not he’d probably just kill me. I’ll just be his shadow then. haha Love my bad boys!

    • pabkins

      He is definitely a dark delight. I don’t even think Zeke holds a candle to him hehe. But hey each girl has her own tastes…Allie just likes them all innocent and stuff haha.