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Dystopian Young Adult Early Review: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

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

Egalley thanks to Harlequin Teen

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

She has done the unthinkable: died so that she 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.

Release date: April 30th 2013

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 Don't get me wrong. It's a very good book, but I felt like The Immortal Rules was written much better pace-wise.

The Eternity Cure for me dragged until maybe the last third of the book? The plot is pretty straightforward and easy to follow, and excuse me if I give you spoilers, but Ally - Zeke situation is getting old fast. I had hopes that she would leave him behind and moves on as a character, but despite all her words about how she changed, she holds onto this illusion of hope against all odds that they can be together.

Zeke on the other hand is this perfect devoted boyfriend that just miraculously reappears from nowhere at the moment she needs him most. Let's not forget that he is human who treks through the land full of Rabids, nasty raiders and vampires in a vain hope that he'll be able to find Ally and does get places faster than the girl herself. Why is that possible, I wonder?

However, despite all the drawbacks this book needs to be read because of Jackal. Yep, that Jackal, the Raider king and the second offspring of Kanin.

He is the biggest and the most delicious surprise of the book, the most well-rounded and developed character as well. You remember Spike when he was evil? Oh yeah, baby, that sarcasm just drips off Jackal, and he actually is the only person in this insane book who talks sense and doesn't hide from the truth.

I absolutely loved it and that moral dubiousness, that pendulum which you couldn't predict swinging right or wrong was what keeping me on the edge and shivering until the very end.

I also have to, just have to mention Sarren. The author did a great job painting him as a scary ass psychopath, and it's not often you meet someone that great as a villain in YA dystopians.

Overall, a great read, and I'm very much looking forward to the next book in this series. Miss Kagawa, don't be afraid to kill off your characters. Joss Whedon did it frequently and we loved him for it.

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Совсем неплохая книга вышла у Кагавы, и в то же время первая лично для меня оказалась гораздо сильнее по структуре и ритму.

Уж очень тянулась для меня Панацея Бессмертия почти что до последней трети книги, когда собственно и произошло всё самое интересное. Сама Алли как главная героиня никак не развивалась, и вообще её ситуация с Эзекилем меня только раздражала. Я тайно надеялась, что мы его больше не увидим после Идена.

Но нет, верный поклонник Алли  оказался в нужном месте в нужный момент как по волшебству несмотря на полный абсурд ситуации и невозможность какого-либо будущего между нашими Ромео и Джульеттой. *вздох*

Единственное, что радовало меня до восторженного писка, это Шакал. Да тот самый саркастичный злодей, король рэйдеров Чикаго и кровный брат Алли по Канину. О_о! Помните Спайка в качестве сарастичного, но такого очаровательного злодея вампира в Баффи? Так вот, Шакал просто срисован с него и не только постоянно спасает задницу упрямой Алли, он по-моему единственный, кто ничего от неё не скрывает и выдаёт ей правду о её натуре монстра и гибельных отношениях с Зеком такими какие они есть. Он для меня был просто как глоток свежего воздуха.

Невозможно также оставить в стороне психопата и главного злодея книги - Саррена. Уж очень он удался мисс Кагаве. Вот так вот. 

Читать надо из-за этих моментов и ждать продолжения тоже следует. Моё единственное пожелание для автора? Джули, не бойтесь убивать героев.  Джосс Ведон делал это постоянно и с большим успехом, и мы его за это ещё больше любим.

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