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5* Book Review of The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

Summary: 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.


Title: The Forever Song

Series: Blood of Eden #3

Author: Julie Kagawa

Publisher: Harlequin Teen Australia

Released: 1st May 2014

Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction Dystopia

Format: eGalley and Paperback Source: via Publisher on NetGalley and Harlequin Enterprises Australia, thank you so much!


**** Please note this will have spoilers for The Immortal Rules and The Eternity Cure ****


The conclusion in the Blood of Eden trilogy, The Forever Song does not disappoint. Good golly what a book! I loved The Iron Fey series and Julie Kagawa is just fabulous. I couldn’t wait to read the vampire series from her and it was so different from anything I’d read previously. Of course Ms Kagawa’s writing style is amazing and has such an easy flow. Allison’s character questions her ability to love when she doesn’t have a soul, but she does know she loves Zeke.


Allison Sekemoto died when she was seventeen and was brought into the realm of vampires by Kanin. Kanin offered Allie the opportunity to become immortal, but at a price. She accepted at the time and didn’t want her existence to end, but it hasn’t been easy. Kanin is like a father figure and he also created another, Jackal, which in effect is like her brother. Together the three have a bond and are able to feel each other’s location or if they are distressed.


The race is on to catch up to Sarren. He has the new strain for Rabidism and is planning to unleash it upon the world. He is a crazy vampire determined to destroy mankind, but he’s always one step ahead of the unlikely hunting trio. The trio are on the right path, following clues that Sarren is leaving behind. An old friend is behind the traps and Allie seems to be getting herself injured at every turn, but the trio are still determined to catch up to Sarren and stop him.


Heading toward Old Chicago, Allie is still fighting with her monster. She doesn’t want it to control her, she doesn’t want to lose what little humanity she has left. Hoping to get help from Jackal’s army in Old Chicago they are hopeful, but what they aren’t prepared for is a whole lot of trouble.


Will they survive the traps Sarren has set along the way? Can they catch up to him? Will they save Eden? Is there really a cure for Rabidism? Will Allie keep what little humanity she has left or succumb to the monster?


This has to be my favourite of the series, but I am very sad to see it end. I would love to see a spin-off series with Jackal and read all about his adventures. The Forever Song has bits of everything from romance to betrayal, mystery to adventure and family loyalty. I highly recommend this series to all young adult readers, this has something for everybody.







Other books in the series:


You can find my review for The Immortal Rules HERE and for The Eternity Cure HERE.



About the Author


Julie Kagawa, the New York Times bestselling author of the Iron Fey and Blood of Eden series was born in Sacramento, California. But nothing exciting really happened to her there. So, at the age of nine she and her family moved to Hawaii, which she soon discovered was inhabited by large carnivorous insects, colonies of house geckos, and frequent hurricanes. She spent much of her time in the ocean, when she wasn’t getting chased out of it by reef sharks, jellyfish, and the odd eel.


When not swimming for her life, Julie immersed herself in books, often to the chagrin of her schoolteachers, who would find she hid novels behind her Math textbooks during class. Her love of reading led her to pen some very dark and gruesome stories, complete with colored illustrations, to shock her hapless teachers. The gory tales faded with time, but the passion for writing remained, long after she graduated and was supposed to get a real job.


To pay the rent, Julie worked in different bookstores over the years, but discovered the managers frowned upon her reading the books she was supposed to be shelving. So she turned to her other passion: training animals. She worked as a professional dogtrainer for several years, dodging Chihuahua bites and overly enthusiastic Labradors, until her first book sold and she stopped training to write full time.


Julie now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where the frequency of shark attacks are at an all time low. She lives with her husband, two obnoxious cats, one Australian Shepherd who is too smart for his own good, and the latest addition, a hyper-active Papillon.