Title: The Forever Song
Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: Blood of Eden #3
Publisher: Harlequin Enterprises Australia
Source: With Thanks from Publisher
Release Date: May 1st 2014
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Vengeance will be hers.
Allison Sekemoto once struggled with the question: human or monster? With the death of her love, Zeke, she has her answer.
Allie will embrace her cold vampire side to hunt down and end Sarren, the psychopathic vampire who murdered Zeke. But the trail is bloody and long, and Sarren has left many surprises for Allie and her companions – her creator Kanin, and her blood brother, Jackal. The trail is leading straight to the one place they must protect at any cost – the last vampire-free zone on Earth, Eden. And Sarren has one final, brutal shock in store for Allie.
In a ruined world where no life is sacred and former allies can turn on you in one heartbeat, Allie will face her darkest days. And if she succeeds, her triumph will be short-lived in the face of surviving forever alone.
THE FINAL HUNT IS ON.
I cried, I yelled, I laughed and I could not put it down.
Lately there has been a lot of bad reviews for the ending of trilogy, It must be the hardest job in the world to finish a series, and keep everyone happy. In my personal opinion Ms Kagawa nailed it. Not once while reading The forever song did I stop and think why the hell is this happening? The whole series is UnFreakin Believable! Although I am sad to finish the series and it took me a while to actually read it because I didn’t want it to end, It could not have ended better.
The story line follows on as Jackel, Kanin and Allie, are on the road trying to beat Sarren to Eden to save the humans, from his evilness. Kanin as always is the quiet father figure more so in this story because Allie and Jackel act like naughty kids sometimes. Jackel is his usual boisterous, cocky self that made me laugh on many occasions. And of course Allie who is not only struggling with the death of
Zeke she is also still trying to fight the demon inside her to keep her humanity at many points in the novel she is torn between what Kanin wants from her, which is to be more human than demon and Jackel who wants his little sister to be more demon than human.
During the first part of the novel Allison turns a bit twisted with what happened to Zeke in Eternity Cure, I honestly loved this struggle with Allie as it led to some Brother/Sister bonding and some mighty gory scenes.
“Open your eyes, Kanin. Your favorite hellspawn is a demon, just like the rest of us. Only now, she’s finally realized it.”
― Julie Kagawa, The Forever Song
I actually loved this bit about Allie we have seen her strive so hard to keep her humanity in check and make Kanin proud of her, It was great to see Allie let loose and explore her demon side, as well as making Jackel proud of her, It made a great edge of your seat reading.
Jackel also had a lot of character development in this story, Evolving from the Badass Clown, he has been although he still has some memorable funny lines and still loves to goad Allison and Kanin he also showed at times his softer side and his willingness to be part of something bigger, fighting beside Kanin and Allison he put himself out there for them time and time again, for someone who likes to prove he is a disappointment to his family, he sure takes a lot of risks to himself to save humanity and his family.
Kanin of course is still one of my favorites, although he is quiet and a huge Influence on how Allison and Jackel act, he is always there for them whether he approves of what they are doing or not. I also love how he loses his composure a few times at Jackel and Allisons constant bickering, having a boy and a girl myself I know how bad it can get travelling, which is amazing for Kanin because it takes so much to break his composure.
“I am proud of you, Allison Sekemoto,” he whispered as he drew back. “Whatever you decide, whatever path you choose to take, I hope that you will remain the same girl I met that night in the rain. The one decision for which I have no regrets.”
― Julie Kagawa, The Forever Song
I highly Recommend this book If you get to read only one Trilogy this year make it the Blood of Eden, You won’t regret it.
Now I only have to Wait for Talon.