The Forever Song (Blood of Eden #3)

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The Forever Song (Blood of Eden #3)
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Release Date
April 15, 2014
ISBN
978-0373211128
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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. 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.

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Perfect ending the the series.
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I'm a HUGE Julie Kagawa fan. I adore her Iron Fairy series, and I was completely hooked on the Blood of Eden series as soon as I started. Thank you so much Netgalley and Harlequin Teen, for the opportunity to read and review this book.

I don't even know where to start. This book gave me all the FEELS. I could not wait to get my hands on it after reading the last book. But, the wait was worth it.

What I Loved:

The characters!!!
Allie is still strong, fierce and a force to be reckoned with. I love her character so much. she is an outstanding female lead that all girls can look up to. She doesn't take crud from anyone!

Jackyl. He is such a selfish vampire, but I love him anyway. There's just something about him that makes him endearing. I love that Ms. Kagawa can write a "bad guy" who we can still love! And I'll just say he had a few surprises up his sleeve in this book.

Kanin. I love this character. He is a positive influence on the lives of everyone around him, and I hurt for him and his suffering.

Sarren. Okay, I don't love him...but he adds so much to the story! He is so ruthless and horrible. However, I can honestly say that I've never read about any character like him and his actions kept me on the edge of my seat and my heart in my throat the entire book.

**mild spoiler if you haven't' read previous two books**

Zeke. We knew at the end of book 2 that he is still alive and I've been so scared for him since I finished that book. And oh my goodness, Sarren did horrible things to him. I was not prepared for Zeke in this book. I don't want to give too much away, but let's just say my heart, literally, has never beaten so hard over a character. EVER.

The storyline.
Oh my goodness. I mentioned above how fast my heart was beating. I literally have never been so scared in a book before. I could not lay down to read this book. I had to sit up and I was biting my nails and going crazy the entire time! I was (quite literally) on the edge of my seat the entire book. Wow. Julie Kagawa is a MASTER. *bows* Hats off to you my friend because you are outstanding! I had expectations for the ending of this series, and she blew right past them and exceeded anything I could've ever dreamed of for the ending. Amazing job!

What left me wanting more:

Um...nothing. I am fulfilled to the highest with this series. I'm in awe of Julie Kagawa's talent and will forever read anything she writes. Outstanding, outstanding, outstanding
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Riveting, Heartbreaking, Perfect.
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The Forever Song is the riveting conclusion to the Blood of Eden series that is sure to have you on the edge of your seat with your heart in your throat!

Just like The Immortal Rules and The Eternity Cure, the latter of which I thought might literally kill me, The Forever Song is filled with moments that will make you laugh out loud and others that will break your heart in only the way that Julie Kagawa can. (If you're me, this means one of two things: Either you get caught pleading out loud with the book, or you have to go hide in the bathroom because you hate crying in front of others.)

One of the things that I so enjoy about Julie's writing, besides her amazing world-building and releatable characters, is her ability to make hope shine through even the most hopeless of situations. This is true of Allie, who, despite all the odds stacked against her, never gives up hope. Ever. Not for the future, which looks pretty grim for everyone, or the people around her even when it would be safer to do so.

Julie's knack for infusing humor into intense and often gory scenes is highly entertaining as well, especially since you don't realize she's just stabbed us in the feels until it's too late. (By "us", I mean, character and reader, because let's face it, we're all in this together.) And though she has the tendency to make it seem as if we're on an extended vacation in the pit of pain and suffering, she never leaves us there. She always brings us out the other side and her reasons for doing what she did makes sense.

The Forever Song truly is one of the best final books there is! Bravo, Julie Kagawa! And yeah, I'm sad to leave this world and these characters, a few of whom I never expected to care about, (Jackal, I'm looking at you.) I am VERY excited for Talon!

Favorite Quote(s): "Do not lose hope, Allison." He bowed his head, his next words so soft I barely caught them. "Your hope is the reason we have a chance to stop this."

"He can die. Painfully. After I rip his other arm from the socket and shove it so far down his poetry-spouting piehole that he chokes on it."
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Great finale
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4.7
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Allison, Jackal, and Kanin are on the trail of Sarren in hopes of finding and defeating him before he unleashes a plague that can infect both human and vampire.

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.
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Amazing
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I loved this book SO much! I wonderful conclusion to a wonderful trilogy! Julie Kagawa has amazed me yet again!
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