Book Review: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa
In The Immortal Rules, book 1 in the Blood of Eden series, Allison Sekemoto made a life changing decision, technically both a life saving and a life ending choice: she choose to become a vampire rather than die. She traveled with a group of humans, fought an evil vampire prince, and learned more about the vampire world she was living in – and about herself. In The Eternity Cure, Allison joins forces with the one vampire she hates most, Jackal, to try and find a cure for the rabids and to save her sire, Kanin. In this new world, the lines between human and monster continue to blur and the stakes become higher than anyone could ever have imagined.
This is hands down one of my favorite vampire series out there. As a Buffy fan, I see this as a twist on the Buffy lore: What would Buffy do if she were turned into a vampire? To be clear, Allison is not Buffy, she does not begin as a vampire slayer but as a regular, every day human. But she is a strong, confident young lady living in a broken world. And when she becomes a vampire she struggles hard to maintain some resemblance of her humanity while being forced to feed on people to stay alive. Allison forces us to think about what it means to be a monster and what it means to choose love, even if it comes as such a high price. There is a stunning conclusion that sets us up for quite an emotional thrill ride in the next installment. The potential romance between Allison and Zeke sizzles. Highly recommended. This sequel does not disappoint.
The Blood of Eden series is on my Great Reads for Buffy fans list and is a great addition to those who like to read about plagues and epidemics. The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa will be released in May of 2013 by Harlequin Teen. ISBN: 978-0-373-21069-5.
Filed under: Blood of Eden, Harlequin Teen, Julie Kagawa, Paranormal Fiction, The Eternity Cure, The Immortal Rules, Vampires
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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