In the Eternity Cure, we find Allie being called by her blood bond to Kanin. By night the bond pulls her toward him, while by day our reluctant vampire suffers daymares about Kanin’s very real torture at the hands of Master vamp Sarren. Unfortunately for Allie the blood calling her also calls to her murderous blood-brother, Jackal. Their mutual pull leads them to team up in a bid to save Kanin, each with different priorities, for Allie is focused on her mentor, while the Jackal has a more self-serving aim – he can’t resist the lure of a cure Sarren may hold. Travelling with Jackal, Allie begins to understand a little more about what makes him tick, and the more understanding she becomes of his vampire nature, the more her thoughts threaten to unleash Allie’s inner demon forever.
Allie seems ready to let go of her connection with humans but maybe Zeke can change her mind when their paths cross again, but then again, he’s not the same sweet guy she remembers… Vampire Allie slices her way through the fringes and New Covington, leaving behind a trail of raiders, rabids and rogue vampires in her quest to save her mentor – and possibly the chance to procure a cure to the plague. New Covington was never Eden, but vampire Allie’s homecoming is one more horrific than the street-rat, human Allie could ever have envisaged.
A great sequel, which while personally not as enthralling as The Immortal Rules certainly held my attention from start to finish. Humour and romance offers a welcome relief in this corpse laden tale. The light relief comes from an unexpected quarter through Jackal’s keen observations and cutting wit, and if like me other readers find themselves desensitised by the prevalence of raiders, bleeders, rabids and rogue vampires, then they best brace for a zing of sensory overload only Sarren knows how to provide- in his cryptic, hypnotic, psychotic way.Related posts: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
Thank you to Netgalley and Harlequin Teen for providing me with an e-ARC, in exchange for an honest review.
Standalone or Series? Series. Blood of Eden #2
My Format: E-Arc via Netgalley
Published: April 30th, 2013
Author’s Site: http://juliekagawa.com/
Author on Tweeter: https://twitter.com/Jkagawa
Buy: Paperback via TheBookDepository (currently £4.87)