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.
This book was all over the place in a good way. My heart is still racing from the last half hour.
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.
Fiction: I like Paranormal, Young Adult, Historical, Fantasy, Romance, Classics. Non-Fiction: I like Historical, Military, Memoirs.
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.
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.
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.
Near the end, when Zeke relays his message to Allie on the laptop. Very moving.
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!).
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.
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.
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.
Therese is one of a few that can really bring a book to life.
I laughed, I cried, I wanted to beg!
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!
Story was awesome. Couldn't put it down. Read the whole thing in 4 days. Talking about addictive. Not giving away the ending but OMG what an ending!!!! I really really hope this is the next book series to skyrocket into fame because it's definitely as good as any other. Wooohooo book three here I come!
A huge fan of audiobooks and have heard many performers but I would have to say Therese Plummer is my absolute favorite. The different voices are perfect to picture the different characters. The way she tells the story you just really imagine someone is telling you the story that really lived through the experience. Her voice even trembles when she's sad/upset. Not only is she storytelling but she's acting the part and making you believe every moment of it. She rocks!
I have to say that I anticipated almost every major event before they happened. That and a rather annoying lack of risk mitigation by our young heroine (?) pushed the rating down to a 4 for me.
That said, I still am very much enjoying the story, the characters and the world building so I am on now to the to final book (which I wish was available in audio...I love this narrator)!
It's the first vampire YA book that has completely blown me away. Loved it.
Jackel. He cracks me up. Allie's inner battle with her demon side. The fight scenes.
YES! Damn real life, getting in the way of my reading.
I don't even...
There are just...
Wow. I loved this read. This series has turned out to be WAY better than I thought it would be. Especially with all the other vampire YA books out there, this one blows them all away.
What I loved most about this is the emotions that Ms Kagawa was able to pull from me. I say pull because normally I'm a tough sell with these kinds of books. I've closed myself off to this genre but I so loved all the characters here. Even Jackel!
I'm so glad that I have the 3rd book loaded to my kindle and ready to go! I don't think I could have survived the wait at my local library for the book and Audible doesn't have the audiobook handy. :/
I will definitely listen to the book again just to ensure that I didn't miss anything.
Jackal is my favorite character because he is so unpredictable. He is the epitome of the "bad boy" and you never know what to expect from him. He is sarcastic and darkly mysterious, in all the right ways. I can't wait to see what he is up to next.
Therese Plummer is an awesome narrator. I could feel the characters emotions through her words. I hope that she will continue with the series.
The last few chapters were heart-wrenching. Sarren is pure evil! It's hard to understand how someone or something could be so cruel. I would behead him myself, if I could. :)
There were also a few OMG moments in the book...things that I did not expect and I found myself actually gasping aloud in surprise. I was not disappointed in the least with this book and cannot wait for the next installment.
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!
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.
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