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The Eternity Cure

(Blood of Eden #2)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  37,687 ratings  ·  3,289 reviews
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, wha
Hardcover, 434 pages
Published April 28th 2013 by Harlequin Teen
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Jul 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing







Or Not


Do you know what's worse than having to wait for the next book of your favourite series?



EDIT August 20th

44 LIKES? Woooow My reviews have never EVER been liked before (probably because they suck and I'm new here)

I can't wait to actually review this book ;)

EDIT September 24th

So many reunions awaited... Percy and Annabeth...Allie and Kanin...*Sigh*

EDIT March 5th.


EDIT March 31st

Kat Kennedy
I’m not sure how to proceed with this review WITHOUT resorting to a shit ton of gifs. I just really feel like some kind of crazy wild action would better represent how I feel than words ever could.

I mean, I could say that The Eternity Cure is one badass tale that left me desperate for more because this story was fucking awesome. Or I could just do this:

shocked with awe

Which is, no joke, my exact facial expression upon finishing this book. I think it actually stayed like that for a full two minutes.

I could tell
Emily May
Feb 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing

"I smelled blood as soon as I walked into the room..."

And with that line begins one of the most enthralling, bloody, violent and emotional books I've read in a long time. For a book that is a combination of two of the most over-saturated young adult genres - dystopian and vampire-centric urban fantasy - this is a story which feels completely original in its execution and is utterly captivating from its grisly opening to its jaw-dropping climax. If, like me, you weren't sure about The Immorta
I thought that I was obsessed with Jackal after the first book. Well, if that was an obsession, I don't know what is it now!


So, a couple of notes:

-I think that this one was better than the previous one. Especially the beginning was very strong.
-First hundred something pages I could not stop grinning but then chapter 8 came, and it went downhill.
-I love Jackal even more than in the previous book.
-Jackal and Allison have amazing dynamics between them. So much fun.
-Where I was so happy that
Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd)
After Reading:

Before Reading:


There's a title now!
It sounds so awesome! XD

OH MY HOLY FREXING DONUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The immortal rules might be made into a movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Palomar Pictures Options The Immortal Rules and Blood of Eden Series by New York Times Bestselling Author Julie Kagawa

THIS IS SO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!XD

Apr 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, 2013
"I don't believe in fate," he said carefully, "but... I do believe everything happens for a reason. That there is some plan, some meaning to this darkness we live in."

Julie Kagawa, you did it again. You held my heart in your fist and masterfully let me see the lights of paradise just so you could, in the end, beautifully destroy me. You ripped my heart in tiny little pieces and I'm still here, days after ending The Eternity Cure, trying to hold on to sanity. Believe me, after what you did at
Apr 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-books

Um, hi, ending? Yeah? I'm a human? I have emotions? Emotions that have been stomped on, thrown in a garbage disposal, crushed, mangled, eaten, regurgitated, and then taped back together, but not to the point where I'm back to normal. Thank you, for that last world crushing, feels inducing, last page. That last page swooped down carrying relief, happiness, and feels (oh yes, the feels), but also dread and terror BECAUSE. If you read this already, you got me. Let's cry together.

Holy frick
shady boots
Julie. Oh, Julie. I love you so much.

But you tore my heart to pieces, Ms. Thing. ._.

This was everything I wanted in a sequel. It had action, it had emotion, it had character development, it had plot development, it had everything that I needed.

The story continues with Allison still on the search for Kanin, who's being held hostage and tortured by Sarren, a psychotic vampire. The trail leads to Allison stumbling upon Jackal, however, her blood brother, and the two form an unlikely alliance to sea
A year of waiting might just turn me into a rabid.

So if you wake up one night and see a pale, emaciated creature with a mouth full of sharp teeth clawing at your window, Ms. Kagawa, don't be scared. Just hand over the manuscript and I won't eat you.
I repeat:

And you see that rating up there?
It should say 6 stars, but I don’t know where in the Fringe the last one might be. I should report it missing because in fact..

After reading this story I might have left only one neuron (the others have gone looking for Eden again) and it’s a bit fuzzy around the edges, intoxicated by all these mind-blowing turnarounds. I barely got my head around one piece of information when another bomb was thrown
Mar 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Rating Clarification: 3.5 stars

Before I start with the glum and doom I need to say that THIS SERIES IS AWESOME AND NEEDS TO BE READ.

The first book of the Blood of Eden series was such a phenomenal start that I knew keeping up that standard was going to be tough, but I was so excited about how much I loved it that I was expecting even better for this next installment.

However, I was a bit disappointed. I didn't enjoy The Eternity Cure nearly as much as I did The Immortal Rules . I found that All
Sofii♡ (A Book. A Thought.)

“There are no good choices, Allison,' Kanin offered in a quiet voice. 'There are only those you can live with, and those you can work to change.”


Not many times happens to me, but this time I had to wait a while to process everything that had happened and put my thoughts in order so I hope can write a decent review, here I go :)

When I finished the first book, literally I went immediately for the next one,I was excited to see how the story would continue , and to be honest my expectat
Faye, la Patata
Final verdict: 2.5/5 but rounded up to 3

Disclaimer: Lots of swearing ahead. I am so sorry. I don't usually curse a lot, but this book disappointed me too much. I deserve some space to vent these feelings out.

God knows how much I detest books whose paranormal elements center around Vampires. This biased feeling of mine wasn't influenced by Twilight in any way, although that saga definitely made it worse, but I guess it's just something that stemmed from reading books that portray such creatures i
May 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Okay. Was I the only one who thought that this blue cover was just a placeholder?

Well its not. Its the actual cover. (The information about it can be read on Julie Kagawa's blog)

As said in her blog post, there are many reasons why they chose to "remake" the cover of The Immortal Rules series. Some of these reasons include the original cover not being "dystopian enough".


Sorry. I just choked. Seriously. I did not just do that because I think its BS. Nope. Not at all.

What in the world mak
Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
There are two types of families, one we are born to, and one we choose. We can't choose the former, the latter forms almost inadvertently sometimes, but they're just as important. My friend told me that once, and that quote leaped to my mind as I read this book. I love the twisted dynamics of the family that poor Allison has got herself into in The Eternity Cure. I didn't really like the concept of this series when I reluctantly started reading it, but The Immortal Rules turned out to be better ...more
Steph Sinclair

EDIT: So the cover is up and I'm actually happy with it. I'm very please Harlequin dropped the model from The Immortal Rules who wasn't Asian and went in a different direction. It's not my favorite cover in the world, but it's not bad either.


Let me love you. <3
Final rating: 5/5 stars

“There are no good choices, Allison,” Kanin offered in a quiet voice. “There are only those you can live with, and those you can work to change.”

I need to recover from this one. My mind is blown into pieces. My heart has been repeatedly smashed into the wall, picked up and smashed again. But thankfully i am still alive.

This sequel is probably the best book i have read this year and in a while. Absolutely amazing, full of action, fast paced and totally ended wit
Jul 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, 2020, fantasy
I reached a point where I started believing that I outgrew YA. Repetitive plot and annoying characters –among other things- kept me away from this genre. I’m glad I decided to read this trilogy it’s quite refreshing. If I was true to myself –especially since it’s by no means a perfect book- I would’ve rated it 4 stars but honestly? This was too damn fun.

I read 92% of the book in one sitting before I went to sleep at 4 am yesterday. I could not stop reading. At that point, everything seemed to b
Dec 10, 2015 rated it liked it
The middle book in the trilogy and as with the first book I almost loved it, but not quite. My main issue was probably the sheer relentlessness of the action. I enjoy action and I enjoy a fast pace to a story, but there needs to be some peace occasionally and time to breathe and recover. I suppose the banter between Allie and Jackal is intended to bring some comic relief but it is only minor and not always especially funny. Nevertheless it is a good story and well told even if I did skim the fig ...more
Apr 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
AFTER RE-READING 31 July 2013 I finally came up with my Top 10 12 quotations. There are so many that I had a hard time narrowing it down to ten twelve.

1. You and me, sister, we're exactly the same. Fight it as long as you want--in the end, the monster always wins. -Jackal

2. You can't save anyone now. The requiem has started, and when the last melody plays, the only applause will be sweet, eternal silence. -Sarren

3. In that moment, I'd never wanted to be human more, just so I could be with Ezekie
Apr 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Gaaaaaah. This series just keeps getting better and better! Jackal is quickly becoming my favorite character...after Zeke of course :] *swoon*

But ummm...that ending.....?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! WHAT. THE. FUCK. How am I supposed to wait a year after a cliffhanger like that....UGHHHHHHHHHH. *goes to cry in a corner*

It seriously pains me to know that I have to wait another year for this book.

*EDIT* snippet at the end of The Lost Prince: "Hello, sister
This. Will. (Hopefully). Be. Epic.

EDIT: The Eternity Cure... Me gusta.


EDIT #3: Is that the official cover? It's ... not exactly what I was expecting. Nice, though. Just different than the first. Very different. (It's probably just a placeholder.)
Cereja Cult
May 12, 2012 marked it as i-ll-be-right-back
Shelves: audio-book
2013????? Really?? What about me, Julie? Did you think about that???

2013 ???

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I can't wait that long, I need more Allie now !

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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
4.5 stars
The last two books in Julie Kagawa’s impressive bibliography – first The Lost Prince and now The Eternity Cure – show a certain level of maturity and self-assuredness that simply wasn’t there before. I always enjoyed her books, even those first few ones in which she relied on familiar mythology and tropes, but now that she trusts herself enough to fly solo, like has become too small a word for how I feel. In The Eternity Cure more than ever before, Kagawa kept all the fine threads tight
Apr 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampires, dystopian
I really enjoyed The Immortal Rules, with Kanin winning a place in my heart. After what we seen happen to him then, I was anxiously awaiting the release of The Eternity Cure and looked forward to journeying with Allie to find and save him. What I didn't expect was to finish this book with a new favourite character, Jackal, who really made this book for me.

The book opens with Allie, alone, and following the blood tie she has to Kanin as he's her sire. She's been dreaming of him and the torture t
Jun 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Actual rating: 4.5 stars

As far as sequels go, I'm glad to say that The Eternity Cure did not disappoint- which was quite a feat considering how much I loved The Immortal Rules. This book made me feel so many things- from anxiety to anticipation to short-lived joy to heartache- that I'm going to have to break down this review piece by piece.

The Characters
Badass as ever. She is both fierce and fearsome, which makes for a great vampire, yet she also carries vulnerabilities and insecurities,
Kira Simion
Sep 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

5/5 beautifully bloody stars!

READ THE FIRST BOOK BEFORE THIS ONE! It'll help the feels. :D (Not sadness feels as much as yes, kick some butt feels! ;))

I avoided this book because usually the first book of the series is the best but, this one was even BETTER than the first one!

Review to come!


When you've screamed at a book, you've probably gotten strange looks. When I screamed, cheered, and my eyes almost popped out of my head, all I could think was
“This is what I am, I thought, walking forward to join them. This is where I belong, in the darkness. We’re vampires. That’s all we’ll ever be”

Once again when I’ve found myself stumbling through books and in a reading slump, Kagawa is the one to pull me out of it. I had high hopes for The Eternity Cure after adoring The Immortal Rules last year but The Eternity Cure exceeded all my expectations. I have so much love for this book right now that I think my review will just be full of incoherent ba
It's no secret that one of my all time favorite authors is Julie Kagawa and there is a reason why. She doesn't know how to write a bad book. In fact, I'm pretty sure she just gets better and better with every new release.

The Eternity Cure is the much anticipated sequel to Julie's vampire series, Blood of Eden.
We begin our story with Allison searching for her sire, Kanin. Blood calls to blood and Allie has seen the bloodcurdling nightmares of her sire's imprisonment and endless torture at the ha
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