Book Review: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

So remember how I said each reviewer I am adding will have different tastes in the types of books they enjoy reading and the content level they are comfortable with.  The Eternity Cure is a prime example of that.  To illustrate I bring you 2 very different reviews so you can decide if this book is for you or not.


The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden, #2)Title: The Eternity Cure
Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: Blood of Eden #2
Published Date: April 30, 2013

Book Summary:
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.



“The lesser of two evils was still evil.”

Allison has left Eden and all of her human friends behind. She was a monster now and she needed to find Kanin who is being held hostage and tortured by the crazy vampire named Sarren.

When she follows the pull that she has with Kanin, she realizes that she might have found somebody who she was always trying to stay far away from – her brother. Now she is left with a decision to either help him or die. When she makes her choice, their discovery will question her fear in vampires and open her eyes to something worse – The Red Lung virus.

“You will always be a monster – there is no turning back from it. But what kind of monster you become is entirely up to you.”

Amazing adventure vampire story with great characters. I loved reading about Allison and being inside of her head. It was like the overmake of the regular vampires that dealt with something other than fear of humans and lack of blood. The whole book was enchanting and I loved it.

“It’s not the physical scars that are the most painful.”

Rating: 4 Stars – Great book!
Content: Violence
Source: Courtesy of NetGalley for exchange of honest review

diane review


I think I need to scrub my brain to get this book out of my head. I loved Ms Kagawa’s “Iron King” series, and the first book in this vampire one was okay, but this second one was pretty awful. It was awfully violent, dark, disturbing, and disgusting. The villain is a sadistic, criminally insane vamp who relishes torturing others and we have to suffer right along with them in excruciating detail. There is too little romance and too much analyzing everything to death. If I ever hear the phrase “little bird” again, I think I’ll throw up. I no longer care about this story, so I won’t read the next one.

1 star

Rating: 1 Star

Content: Disturbing Violence, language including 1 use of the F word



Purchase the book: Amazon


Note: Despite being a huge Iron Fey fan this series was personally not for me but it does have great reviews on both Amazon & Goodreads so I leave it up to you to decide. ~Inspired Kathy


  1. I like deeply dark, disturbing and disgusting stories. Think it’ll be a winner with me.

  2. I have heard very mixed things about this second book. I did like the first book in the series, but I will probably skim through this one and hope that the third book is better. Thanks for the two reviews!