01 April 2013

The Eternity Cure, Julie Kagawa

The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden, #2)The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A continuation of the story started in The Immortal Rules, and we all know how I feel about series. I still think that with some tightening up, this could be possibly two books. But clearly the publishing industry and I don't think the same.

Anyway, here were have Allison searching for Kanin and following his trace to Old D.C. (the description of the Lincoln Memorial is interesting). Turns out it's not Kanin, it's Jackel and the two of them team up to find first the D.C. lab (centered around a nest of rabids) and then Kanin and Sarren. Their search leads them back to New Covington, where things have gotten worse. I won't go any further to avoid spoilers.

The marriage of dystopia and vampires is done well, albeit with the necessary suspension of disbelief. Example? At one point, in DC they come across a tube leading down that is clearly an elevator shaft -- Allison doesn't know what it is. Yet in New Covington, she does know what an elevator is. And then there's the Jeep that they manage to commandeer. Where did the gas come from? Ignore those questions and the padding and you've got an interesting story.

ARC provided by publisher.

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