Okay, so this book came out at the end of April, and I'm writing this review at (almost) the end of June. Forgive me, I'm a busy gal! Work and school and all that jazz got in the way, but here's my review at last.I was a huge fan of the first book, [b:The Immortal Rules|10215349|The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1)|Julie Kagawa|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1323357921s/10215349.jpg|15114912]. Kagawa's first fae series not going well with me, I was thrilled to find that I loved this one. So when I finished the first book, I waited patiently for the second installment. I can't say I was overly joyed with the end product, though. I got my ARC a week before the release, thinking: "Great! I'll be able to finish it by the time it's published!" Well, I was sorely wrong. I had schoolwork, came down with the flu, and shortly after had finals. So reading wasn't my top priority (sadly). But when I DID try to read it, I found I couldn't get past so many pages.The book starts off extremely slow. Whereas the first book is describing a thrilling new world, [b:The Eternity Cure|13581990|The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden, #2)|Julie Kagawa|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1362772965s/13581990.jpg|19167673] starts with Allie wandering around aimlessly for Kanin. I found it incredibly hard to get into compared to the first one, and it took me more than a month in itself to get through the first chapter ALONE. I knew I had a problem when I noticed this. I wasn't as engaged as I was with the first book, where I was actively putting myself in Allie's shoes. Instead I found myself putting the book down and doing other things instead.So after nearly a month and a half of trying to read the damn thing, I figured what the hell, I'll just buy the audiobook instead. I'm lucky enough to have a job where I can listen to audiobooks at my leisure while I work, so I found myself listening to Allie's story once again. And still, I found it was harder to enjoy than the first book. I mean, I'm not saying it was terrible, but I just didn't think it was as much fun as the first.I can clearly remember parts of the first book like I had just read it, and that was over a year ago. But having just read The Eternity Cure, it's already starting to fade from my memory. And I don't take that as a very good sign. I can't even pinpoint what it was that made me so iffy on this book, but just something about it made me not like it as much. I guess we'll see how the third book goes!