Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Book Review: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

Book: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa
Genre: YA Paranormal
For: Review
From: NetGalley (book released on April 30, 2013)

It took me a bit to get into this one (I think because I'm not used to reading the next book in a series so close to the first one and all the catching us up on the story business is...yawn... annoying!) but once I was into it, I was INTO IT!

I'm telling you, if you think you are sick of vampire tales, you need to give this series a try. You've still got your "good" vampires, but you've also got your very very bad ones! This book is filled to the brim with blood and guts and gore. So if that freaks you out, maybe you should actually give this a second thought!

But it's also filled with really awesome questions about our humanity, and what makes us who we are. And who to trust and who not to trust, and oh, all sorts of deep pondering thoughts!

So this book does start pretty much where The Immortal Rules leaves off. (Beware mild spoilers for the first book here!) Allison is off to find and rescue her sire who has been captured by a ruthless vampire who wants  revenge in a big way. Along the way, she is joined by an unlikely helper, a helper and companion that really made me nervous!

Anyway, when they do find him, it turns out that now in order to actually get him, they first have to find the cure. Sound familiar Vampire Diaries fans? But, wow, it's a hard task and I found myself pretty much breathless and gripping the book during it all!

It's an awesome exciting read, but I knocked it down a star rating because of the torture scenes. I have a really hard time with them, and there were many in this story. And I suppose those scenes are part of the breathless, gripping ride mentioned above, but they are really hard to take, you know? What's your take on torture??? :)

Anyway, and then it ends with one of the most terrible cliffhangers ever! I mean, I wasn't shocked necessarily at the ending, and yet, argh!! Now I have to wait?

Bottom line: For vampire loving readers, this series and this book, are fabulous.

Other Reviews:

If you aren't familiar with this series, it's a plague-based dystopian/post apocalyptic storyline with vampires-- and not the cuddly kind. From Popcorn Reads

Full of extremely graphic scenes, and an ever moving plot, The Eternity Cure is sure to satisfy fans all around the world and leave you screaming your head off for more! From Bloody Bookaholic

...this book is packed with bleakness, darkness, and doom. It practically reeks of death and destruction. It is after all, a post-apocalyptic novel. Crumbling sidewalks. Dilapidated buildings. Rabid vampires roaming the streets. Creepy and scary. Post-apocalyptic perfection! From The Fairytale Nerd

Lots of adventure in this one, with some surprising plot twists! Sarren is crazy bad, but Ally can hold her own (with a little help from her friends). From Alexia's Books and Such

1 comment:

  1. Ha. I just wrote my review for this today and it goes live on Friday. I actually liked the torture scenes because I felt the story finally moved away from YA and into the more adult horror genre. I felt this was a very strong sequel and absolutely LOVED (and hated) the ending. I adore Ms. Kagawa!



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