The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa
Release Date: April 15th, 2014
Harlequin Teen, 393 Pages
Source: ARC via Netgalley (Thanks, Harlequin Teen!)
Sub-genre: Paranormal (Vampires)
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: Blood of Eden #3
Follow up to: The Eternity Cure
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.
THE FINAL HUNT IS ON.
Someone is on the warpath.
And that someone is Allison.
She thought that the boy she loved is dead, but the truth is much worse. Now he’s monster, just like her…and Zeke is Sarren’s plaything and bait for Allison.
Allison strikes out with her Maker, Kanin, and her blood brother, Jackal (ahem, James).
I love Kagawa’s character development for ALL of her characters–minus Sarren…he’s always been as mad as it gets. I see so many layers to each of the main characters in this story and discovering a new layer is so exciting and refreshing. Jackal isn’t what he seems, Allison thirst for revenge is insatiable, and even Zeke has some wonderful moments of clarity through the blood lust.
The plot is FULL of action, filled with raw emotions from all of our beloved characters, and Kagawa punches us in the gut with plot twists left and right. The characters are all over the map in this book and their final destination is where they are not welcome anymore…
The ending of the story is worth every single page of heartache. I can only hope that other readers will enjoy this book, this entire series, really, as much as I did. Julie Kagawa has proven herself a master of the fey, but she deserves some serious recognition for her Blood of Eden series.