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The Eternity Cure | [Julie Kagawa]

The Eternity Cure

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 Sarren. But when the trail leads to Allie's birthplace in New Covington, what Allie finds there will change the world forever . 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. The only hope for a cure lies in the secrets Kanin carries, if Allie can get to him in time.
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Publisher's Summary

In Allison Sekemoto's world, there is one rule left: Blood calls to blood.

She has done the unthinkable: died so that he 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 Sarren. But when the trail leads to Allie's birthplace in New Covington, what Allie finds there will change the world forever - and possibly end human and vampire existence.

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. The only hope for a cure lies in the secrets Kanin carries, if Allie can get to him in time.

Allison thought that immortality was forever. But now, with eternity itself hanging in the balance, the lines between human and monster will blur even further, and Allie must face another choice she could never have imagined having to make.

©2013 Julie Kagawa (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Amy 05-07-13
    Amy 05-07-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Buckle Up...it's an insane ride!"

    This book was all over the place in a good way. My heart is still racing from the last half hour.

    Warnings:
    1) Cliffhanger ending, so if you need closure, wait for the next book.
    2) Very violent at times and downright disturbing at others...in case that bothers you.

    The heroine's inner monologues get a little tiresome and the humanity vs. monster battle isn't always consistent. However, she is easy to cheer for and swings a mean blade. Her strength, self-confidence and attitude all spike in this book. Supporting characters are very well-developed...love them, hate them, cry for them, want to slap them, and so on.

    The Eternity Cure is full of substance, well-written and well-executed. I was fully engrossed in the story and found it hard to stop listening...exactly what I seek when choosing an audiobook.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    MAB Toronto, Ontario, Canada 11-05-13
    MAB Toronto, Ontario, Canada 11-05-13 Member Since 2010

    Fiction: I like Young Adult, Historical, Fantasy, Romance, Classics. Non-Fiction: I like Historical, Military, Memoirs.

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    "Great Narration"
    Would you listen to The Eternity Cure again? Why?

    Yes, I would. I am enjoying this series so far. I have enjoyed pretty much everything Julie Kagawa writes. This follow-up to The Immortal Rules wasn't as strong as the first book, but the ending packed a powerful punch and I'm looking forward to the next instalment.


    Would you recommend The Eternity Cure to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes. I would recommend The Eternity Cure (and the Blood of Eden series) to people who enjoy paranormal or dystopian/post-apocalyptic stories. It's a vampire story with a post-apocalyptic twist, and a nice change of pace from typical YA vampire books.


    What about Therese Plummer’s performance did you like?

    Therese Plummer does a great job, once again. She narrates as if she's telling her own story, really bringing it to life through the eyes of Allison.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Near the end, when Zeke relays his message to Allie on the laptop. Very moving.


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't enjoy The Eternity Cure as much as I enjoyed The Immortal Rules, but I'm still looking forward to the next book. The ending made up for the two or three occasions when I thought the story line was moving a bit slowly. I also like that the author left us with a cliffhanger ending that, while leaving us wondering what will happen next, isn't so abrupt as to completely frustrate the readers (I'm talking to you, Kresley Cole!).

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    R. Smith louisiana 05-14-13
    R. Smith louisiana 05-14-13 Member Since 2009

    For as much as I read and listen you would think by now that I would know how to spell lol. I read at least 5 books a week there are times I have gotten up to 10 in a week.

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    "Just when you think you know..."
    What did you love best about The Eternity Cure?

    The twist and turns, just when you think you know what is going to happen it goes in another direction. Heart pounding none stop action. Heart wrenching edge of your seat.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Can't pick just one, they all have qualities I love! From Zeke's caring, to Allison kick but take no prisoners attitude, to Kane's determination, to Jackal's snarky wit.


    What does Therese Plummer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Therese is one of a few that can really bring a book to life.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed, I cried, I wanted to beg!


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait for the next book in this series to see just what will happens! This book has so many emotions and heart stopping pounding action hang by the edge of your seat scenes, just when you think they are gone HERE they come again!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Samantha CONROE, TX, United States 09-12-14
    Samantha CONROE, TX, United States 09-12-14 Member Since 2013
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    "HOLY COW!!!!"
    Any additional comments?

    You might as well dub the book as 'Rollercoaster Ride Extremus Maximus.'

    Ms. Kagawa, you squeezed my little bookworm heart like a sponge and left it out to dry on a bloody sink. But I must be a masochist, because I love you. You are amazeballs. I'm surprised to admit these series are a total contender for my all-time favorite, The 5th Wave.

    The characters and their development are amazingly well written. These are the type of books that not only do you enjoy, but they leave you with a lasting impression, and you are saddened to part ways with the characters once you finish their stories. Another diamond in the rough.

    If you are into romance stories, go ahead and dive in. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Renee Arlington, VA, United States 07-24-14
    Renee Arlington, VA, United States 07-24-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Just ok - not as good as the first book"

    I really enjoyed the Immortal Rules, which had a unique premise and some interesting twists and turns. However, this sequel was somewhat lacking. I thought it was fairly dull in a number of places, and it was a bit too predictable. It took Allie too long to reach a number of conclusions/make logical leaps that the reader probably guessed chapters earlier. Like most YA books in this genre, there's romance but the characters shy away from sex, which is eye-roll inducing. I always find that kind of funny -- plenty of blood, gore and violence is just fine, but heaven forbid the characters do anything more than kiss. I can definitely overlook that juvenile aspect of YA books if the story is good enough (e.g., the Hunger Games), but here, the story really just didn't cut it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Noelle USA 04-07-14
    Noelle USA 04-07-14 Member Since 2013

    "My test of a good book is dreading to begin the last chapter." - Thomas Helm

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    "Action...Adventure...Vampires...Gor"

    I really enjoyed the 1st book & I adore the 2ed. Same narrator-awesome! Same heart pounding moments, adventure, crazy creatures who want to eat you & characters who make you invest all you have as you read. When I same "same" I mean quality. I mean what I've come to expect from Julie Kagawa. This book progresses w/ease. It's a fantastic 2ed installment. I can't wait to get the 3rd-it's preordered-that's how much I love this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robin in Vermont Vermont 03-27-14
    Robin in Vermont Vermont 03-27-14 Member Since 2009

    I'll read anything good. I'm easy that way.

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    "Descriptions do not do this series justice!"

    Right now, I am waiting for the third book in this series due out next month, (April 15th), and debating whether or not to listen right away, or wait a while and then start the series from the beginning. Hmmmmm. Decisions, decisions.

    I don't think I can wait. The first two were that good.

    I really loved the phenomenal performance by Therese Plummer. She really brought this series to life. I wish she read more of my favorite books. She's perfection.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cheyrl Boise, Idaho, United States 03-20-14
    Cheyrl Boise, Idaho, United States 03-20-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent storyline"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes - great storyline and performed very well.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Eternity Cure?

    When Sarin tortures Ezekial and Allison thinks he's dead.


    What about Therese Plummer’s performance did you like?

    She makes the characters come alive.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    No clue.


    Any additional comments?

    None

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tenesha Ocala, FL, United States 01-07-14
    Tenesha Ocala, FL, United States 01-07-14
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    "pretty good...."

    I was interested in this book. It kept my attention and the ending has me longing to read the third book. It is a very good twist on the nosferatu and I enjoy listening to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Saint Cloud, FL, United States 11-23-13
    Nancy Saint Cloud, FL, United States 11-23-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Had me on the edge of my sit!"
    What did you love best about The Eternity Cure?

    The book has a great story line.


    Have you listened to any of Therese Plummer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Therese Plummer is one of my favorite narrators, I have never been disappointed by her.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    They will do anything to find a cure!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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