The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
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.
My thoughts: I feel the need to justify less than four stars. Kagawa is an entertaining and well versed author. She creates worlds with her words. She created a rather terrifying world with IMMORTAL RULES. One filled with vampires who had their own heirarchy, humans who were either registered blood bags and promised relative safety and food, or unregistereds who fended for themselves and Rabies who are a breed of vamps gone very, very wrong.
Allies was Unregistered and urged her gang to go outside the safety of the walls when they were attacked by Rabies. Everybody died except Stick, who reprises his role this time around. Allison was mostly dead when Kanin, a Master vamp offered immortality. She took it and became a vampire. He taught her how go be a monster she could accept by not preying on innocent blood. She joined a ragtag group of settlers looking for Eden, a vampireless oasis. She passed as human and formed attachments. Especially with Zeke.
Round 2. Allies can't stay in Eden. She's a vampire. Unrequited love be darned. Her master vamp is calling to her. He's being tortured by psychotic vamp, Saren. She follows the pull. She meets up with some of the old characters. One that gave a great deal of comic relief and an unlikely alliance. Another that leads to a punch packed ending and cliff hanger. I'll definitely read the next one because I love, LOVE the characters. I liked the storyline. It was just so slow getting there. Allies plods and plods along. She ruminates about her rocks and hard places.
That is what took away some of the enjoyment. Still good book.