This was the third and concluding book in the Blood of Eden trilogy, which started with The Immortal Rules then The Eternity Cure, then this one. It was a very satisfying, action-packed finale to a series that has become one of my favourites.
Allison has been one of my favourite characters since the first book came out and that hasn’t changed. She was fierce and strong, even when fighting against the monster inside her, so close to losing at times. There were some frustrating moments when it seemed like she was going in circles of angst but it was also understandable.
Jackal, I really wasn’t sure about after the first book. He was responsible for the death of one of my favourite side characters and really, just an all-around bad guy. But his arc in the second and third book, and his blood bond with Allie were really intriguing. They really did bicker like bloodthirsty siblings. His whole arc reminded me a bit of Monroe from Revolution, never quite knowing what he’s going to do, never really going to be the good guy, but pretty sure he’ll back one specific person no matter how insane the plans get.
There was a lot of action in this book, a lot of fighting, and they were written really well. There was a lot going on to keep me on the edge of my seat but never too much so it felt like I’d missed half the action and needed to re-read. The descriptions of the world through the whole series were so amazingly vivid. There were some major twists I’d predicted but others did catch me by surprise. Really, there were only a few things I could nitpick about(Allie’s angst, the traps Sarren laid got a little repetitive, vampires will drink from bagged blood but not dead humans) but it was still a very enjoyable and satisfying end to the series.