Cat Johnson Braves Doll Lil’s Word Association Challenge!

Guests »

Cat Johnson Braves Doll Lil’s Word Association Challenge!

August 7, 2013 – 12:48 am | One Comment

I’m back from vacation and ready to get down and dirty finding new free and amazingly bargained books for you! But first this week I have something special. I convinced super hot and crazy talented …

Read the full story »
Home » Authors, Doll Mona Leigh, Julie Kagawa, Reviewers, Reviews

ARC Review: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

Submitted by on April 18, 2013 – 12:52 pm2 Comments

Author: Julie Kagawa
Title: The Eternity Cure
Release: April 30, 2013
Series: Blood of Eden #2
Reviewer: Mona Leigh
Source: Publisher/NetGalley
Purchase: | Book Depository

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.(less)

​Book two picks up a few months after Allie leaves Eden to find Kanin. She knows he’s being tortured and time is of the essence, but she senses two pulls on her blood and figures one of them has to be him. But which one?

​She finally decides which pull to follow, and it leads her to Jaguar, the King of Chicago – a vampire who previously tried to kill her. When he proposes helping her find Kanin, she’s skeptical of his sincerity and she doesn’t trust him not to kill her at his first opportunity. She finally agrees, but is determined not to let Jaguar get the jump on her.

​As they search for Kanin, they also search for the cure for Red Lung disease, which brings them dangerously close to hordes of Rabids. While they sleep during the day, Allie sees Kanin in her dreams and experiences all the horrendous torture he’s subjected to at the hands of a madman named Sarren.

​Kanin’s trail finally leads them back to her hometown of New Covington where she finds Zeke, the human she fell in love with in book one. Because the King of Chicago killed Zeke’s adopted father, she has to convince Zeke not to kill him and vice versa.

​Since Allie’s traveling with his mortal enemy, Zeke’s not really sure if she’s the same girl he fell in love with or if she’s changed during their months apart. He can only trust what his instincts tell him.
​Once again, the story is so intense that, at times, I had to set the book down and just walk away, coming back to it when my nerves had settled. I’d be remiss if I didn’t warn you that the ending is a shocker like no other. It doesn’t qualify as a cliffhanger in my opinion, but Kagawa lets us see just enough to set our hearts pounding and nudge our fears to the forefront. Awesome job!

Mona Leigh

Paperback Dolls is made up of women from different parts of the world, with different backgrounds, different tastes and beliefs that were brought together through a love of reading. We like to think of ourselves as a cyber version of "The View" that focuses on books, authors, and reading. We are proof positive that one common love can unite the most opposite of people and form lasting friendships that introduce other ways of life and perspectives to each other.
Paperback Dolls
View all posts by Paperback Dolls
s website


  • pabkins says:

    “but is determined not to let Jaguar get the jump on her.” you called him Jaguar LOL – blasephy this is my favorite character!

    Reply to this comment »