By Julie Kagawa
You are a monster. His voice was always so clear in my head, as if he was standing right next to me, his dark eyes boring into my skull. 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.That was the lesson I clung to most, the one I swore I'd never forget.
The reason I chose the above quote to begin this review with, is because I think it puts into words perfectly the main idea explored in The Eternity Cure.
What makes a monster?
What makes us human - our biological make up, or our actions?
What does it take to become unredeemable?
And in times of trouble - in our darkest moments - can humanity still be found?
Allison Sekemoto has left her motley group of humans - her new friends, and her new love Zeke - behind in Eden. Eden is no place for a vampire, let alone one with unfinished business. Allison knows that she owes her life (or, at least, her undead one) to Kanin, her sire. Using their blood bond to track him down, each night she dreams through Kanin's eyes, experiencing the torture he undergoes at the hands of Sarren, the psychotic vampire who is out to destroy not only Kanin, but the world. The dreams, if anything, cement Allison's resolve to rescue Kanin - at any cost.
Fragile alliances are formed, deadly secrets arise from the depths of forgotten laboratories, enemies slain and loved ones return. But when a new strain of the Red Lung virus ends up in the hands of none other than Sarren, the race is on to save the them all...vampires and humans. Swords must be drawn, limits pushed and Allison's Hunger put to the test if she is to work as a team with those closest to her to bring Sarren's lunacy to an end.
"There are no good choices, Allison," Kanin offered in a quiet voice."There are only those you can live with, and those you can work to change."