Friday, April 25, 2014

The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

Ready for some Vampires? Today i am reviewing the third book in the Blood of Eden series, The Forever Song.

The Story-
Allison is devastated at the lost of her lover Zeke at the end of Book 2. Now all Allison has left is revenge, and she is going to let her monster out to get it. Traveling with her creator, Kanin, and her blood brother, Jackal, they follow Sarren's bloody path across the country as he heads for Eden, the last vampire-free city.

Their fear isn't just that a vampire will find the hidden city, but that he will release a new version of the virus that originally almost killed off humans and turned millions into rabid monsters. This new virus has a deadly twist, it will also kill vampires, decimating the entire world.

My Thoughts-
Okay, at the end of Book 2 I was crushed that Zeke had been captured by Sarren. This book picks up right after the first. Allison is desperately trying to figure out why she should care about anything anymore, and goes so far as to turn away from humanity. Her struggle is harsh, with Kanin on one side telling her to retain her humanity, and Jackal on the other, who wants her to slaughter "blood bags". Allison's ultimate decision rules the first half of the book.

Then we have the Allison and Zeke relationship. I don't want to ruin it, but I was glad at the path the author took and the conclusion that resulted. The tide has turned for poor Zeke, and he is everything he once hated. Allison's character is correct when she expresses the belief that their roles had flipped.

The ending of the book is unexpected, and I truly thought they'd run into a dead end. Great twists from the author give the story a very satisfying conclusion. 4 stars!

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