Saturday, April 12, 2014

ARC Review: The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

The Forever Song
Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: Blood of Eden (Book 3)
Publication: Harlequin Teen (April 15, 2014)

Description: 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.

MONSTER

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, triumph is short-lived in the face of surviving forever alone.

My Thoughts: THE FOREVER SONG brings the Blood of Eden trilogy to a satisfying close. Allie, Jackal, and Kanin are trying to catch up with Sarren before he unleashes a virus that will destroy all life on Earth. Sarren has chosen to unleash his virus on Eden, a human enclave where scientists are working to cure the Rabids.

The story begins will Allie embracing her vampire self and turning into a complete monster. It is her way of dealing with the grief of losing her human love Zeke. Her mentor Kanin always told her that she could choose whether or not to be a monster. But her grief caused her to wonder why she clung to her humanity.

The story is a long journey as they chase after Sarren. They have to battle groups of Rabids and the murderous minions of the vampire king of Old Chicago. The story is filled with fight scene after fight scene. Allie also has to battle her own Hunger for blood. Jackal is always there as a voice tempting Allie to choose her monster side. I liked the relationship between Allie and Jackal who was a character who really grew on me as this story progressed.

The whole trilogy provides a new look at vampires. It also provides a different take on dystopian fiction. I really enjoyed the whole trilogy.

Favorite Quote:
Time was running out, Kanin had said. In a way, I supposed it was true. What Sarren had, what he carried, could spell the end for a lot of people. Maybe the whole world. 
I got this eARC from NetGalley. You can buy your copy here.

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