Title: The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden, Book Two)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Release Date: April 30, 2013
ARC provided by NetGalley
Allison Sekemoto has vowed to rescue her creator, Kanin, who is being held hostage and tortured by the psychotic vampire Sarren. The call of blood leads her back to the beginning—New Covington and the Fringe, and a vampire prince who wants her dead yet may become her wary ally.
Even as Allie faces shocking revelations and heartbreak like she’s never known, a new strain of the Red Lung virus that decimated humanity is rising to threaten human and vampire alike.
Kagawa's series, Blood of Eden, is a great Young Adult paranormal read that has a little bit of everything--blood sucking baddies, vampy good guy and girl, forbidden love, and twists in the plot that make you want to read it fast to find out how the story ends.
Except when you get to the ending and you gasp aloud, realizing you've been given a major cliffie and now have to wait and see what happens next.
The Eternity Cure starts out after Allie leaves Eden and is searching for her sire, Kanin. Their blood connection has Allie dreaming about his captivity and he is in pain, almost LOST to the monster inside him. He's been kidnapped by the crazed vamp, Sarren, and Allie is determined to find him.
At a crossroads, Allie is pulled in two different directions...with only one being the correct path to Kanin. Her choice leads her Jackal instead. Let me just say, I love this character's devious nature. He has somehow wormed his way inside my heart. He has this crass outer shell, but deep inside I suspect a little bit of a softie.
Allie reluctantly teams up with Jackal to find and rescue Kanin--their path leading them back to New Covington.
Things start to unravel fast as Allie and Jackal approach New Covington. Humans are running around in the Fringe, bleeding, their bodies rotting, and delirious with some sort of sickness. The Top Siders that are not infected scurry to the sewers, warding of the Mole people, and fighting for the lives.
The deadly Red Lung virus has been released and killing off the population. And the possible cure is in the hands of a madman--Sarren.
Kagawa has crafted a powerful and compelling story. Her heroine, Allie, fights her basic nature, several enemies, and confronts what seems to be unbeatable odds. But she prevails, with grit and this little thing called hope. She chooses the kind of monster she wants to be--and her inner strength is something that we call can learn from.