Monday 14 April 2014

The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa


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

The final installment of The Blood of Eden series, following the steps of Allie and her sire and blood brother to find and stop mad vampire Sarren from unleashing a terrible virus on the world. You know, nothing new! We pick up right where we left off, with Allie, Kanin and Jackal on the trail but finding many horrible distractions of Sarren's twisted mind along the way. They pick their way across the country towards Eden, trying in vain to get ahead of Sarren but of course that would be too easy. There are gangs of rabids, slaughterhouses filled with blood and displayed bodies designed to disorientate and freak them out. Which is does successfully, especially in my case.

After the death of her love, Allie is losing the battle with her inner monster and it takes her sire's patience to bring her back from the brink. Then, of course, life throws her a curve ball and Zeke comes back from the dead! I had a horrible feeling this was about to happen, Sarren is twisted and cruel and knew that breaking Zeke beyond recognition would tear Allie apart and distract her from saving the world. The fact that Sarren has left him in charge of Jackal's haunt Old Chicago irritates Jackal no end as well!

When they finally make it to Eden, the humans are already in trouble, Sarren has left another major distraction in the form of rampaging rabids on the island and has already perfected the virus to inflict maximum damage. I read the last quarter on the edge of my sit as hope dwindled that they would make it in time. Luckily, the smallest things turned the tide in their favour but not without casualties. 

A brilliant conclusion to the trilogy, with all the loose ends tied up, happy ending possible and all that. I'll admit, I had my moments of doubts but that is what made it thrilling! And a little bit terrifying!

Published 15th April 2014 by MiraInk. Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for my copy in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. I only sort of skimmed your review as I received a copy of this the other day. I've only just finished the second book in the series the other week and I am so excited to see how this series ends!