April 8, 2014

Review: The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Forever Song (Blood of Eden #3) 
Author: Julie Kagawa 
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: April 15th 2014
Source: Netgalley
Format: eARC

Rating: 5/5

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You can read my review of Dawn of Eden - here The Immortal Rules - here & The Eternity Rules - here

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 Forever Song is an incredible conclusion for the amazing Blood of Eden trilogy! Julie Kagawa is an excellent story teller and I really love her writing and and the way she tells Allison Sekemoto´s story and this time she had a surprise up her sleeve, yes! I was surprised and confused, but it was a good twist in the story.

This book picks up where The Eternity Cure end, Allison along with Kanin (her creator and mentor) and Jackal (her vampire brother whom enjoys to banter with her) are on the trail of the psycho vampire Sarren, he´s on his way to Eden, the last city not dominated by vampires and where all residents are humans, with the purpose of launching a deadly virus that affects both humans and vampires. Since Sarren envisions or dreams that the world needs healing and for this to happen it is necessary to annihilate humans and vampires alike for a fresh start. So Allison and company are trying to intercept Sarren before he gets to Eden, but Sarren has many surprises and roadblocks in order to delay them or stop them.

At the beginning of the book Allison has only one thing in mind ..... REVENGE ....no matter the consequences .... she´ll kill Sarren, and if by killing him she saves Eden, good for her, if not ... is not her problem any more. Because of what happened at the end of The Eternity Cure, she no longer see the world with the same eyes and the internal battle she had since the first book ..... her struggle to not to lose her humanity, to not let the monster inside her win, it doesn´t matter to her anymore, that´s why in the first part of the book we see a darker Allison that´s trying to embrace her vampire nature (to Jackal´s delight and Kanin´s disappointment).

Something that enjoy very much was the interaction between Jackal and Allison because they spend fighting and arguing all the way to Eden and I loved when Kanin intervenes (since he is a vampire of few words and usually just says "Allison" to stop the discussion), I applaud Julie´s achievement in making me liked the villain from the first book (I really hated Jackal in the Immortal Rules) and I ended up waiting for his sarcasm, funny moments; and that without him being the good vampire of the story , because Jackal never hides what he thinks of the human and shows no remorse for his actions. And because I don´t want to spoil anyone that is all I´m gout to say about the plot.

Overall, The Forever Song is an AMAZING book! I loved everything about this book, the twists and turns, the emotional part of the plot, the funny parts and I LOVED the ending (I´m very happy with it). The Blood of Eden trilogy has become one of my favorites of all time.

I received an eARC of this book from the publisher in exchange of an honest review.


  1. it sounds like a great book! I definitely have to read this series !!!

  2. Omg, I got this from NetGalley and can I just say this book is pure brilliance? I love every page of it. Heck, I even love Jackal! Great review <3 :)

  3. I can't wait to read this boooook! JKagawa is one of the best, she can write any genre :) Nice review!

  4. I whole hearterdly agree that this book was fantastic! Loved the banter between Jackal & Allison and as it was said in the book itself, things had to be very messed up to have Jackal as the voice of reason sometimes!
    This really was an amazing ending for the trilogy! Great review!

  5. There isn't too much to say other than I am one of the very few (I'm sure!) people that has yet to read this series. Now that the final book is out (well, almost), I am going to get on the ball. I have the first two on my Kindle, ready to go!

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  6. Swoon! I love. Julie. Kagawa so much. She never seems to disappoint.
    - brittany

  7. I really must continue this series. I hope to start The Eternity Cure very soon. Great review (even if I did read some spoiler info between book 1 and this- hehe)

  8. I havn't started this series yet sad to see it already ended but i am looking forward to it, i love vampire books and have heard great things about her books thanks for the review

  9. I haven't read this series yet but I have the first book so hopefully soon I will get around to it. I love your review and I love her Iron Fey series also.

  10. TY for the review! I'll def have to read this series now! :)
    Mary G Loki

  11. Havent read the first two books of the series, but this sounds good!

  12. Paranormal novel like this feed human desire for escape. I think this is a good read. :)

  13. I love Kagawa books. The Iron Fey are still my favorite. Good review. <3