ARC Book Review: The Forever Song

The Forever Song CoverBook: The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

Expected Publication is April 15, 2014 by Harlequin Teen|Expected Number Of Pages: 408

Where I Got It: I got the digital advanced copy from netgalley.com, which hasn’t influenced my review in any way.  Promise!

Series: Blood Of Eden #3

Genre: YA Dystopic/Post-Apocalyptic with some vampires

You can find The Forever Song on goodreads & Julie Kagawa on Twitter, Facebook and her blog

Goodreads Summary: 

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.

What I Thought:

I can’t believe The Forever Song is the last book in the series!  I’ve really enjoyed this series, and The Forever Song is such a good wrap-up to the series!

I’ve always liked Allie and her struggle to figure out this whole vampire thing, but I’ve never completely warmed up to her. I was hoping I finally love Allie in The Forever Song, but sadly, it didn’t happen.  Still, she is an interesting character, and there were certain things that happened in The Forever Song that were interesting.  One was her reaction to finally learning something that happened in The Eternity Cure, and the other was finally realizing what was needed for the cure we learned about in the last book…and what needed to happen for the cure to work.  It was definitely sad and a bit heart-breaking.

I thought Zeke was really interesting in The Forever Song, given everything that happened in the previous books.  He’s definitely a lot more interesting than he was before.  Granted, he did whine a bit, but who wouldn’t?

Jackal…I just love the guy!  I liked him when we first met him, and while he knows who he is and all that, he still was the same Jackal we knew from before.  Still, I like that he’s so consistent and that he’s not all over the place.  As for Kanin, he did surprise me in the end, but I’m still not completely sure about him.  I felt like we never got to know him, but I can definitely appreciate him and understand where he’s coming from.

Everything was wrapped up really well, and I liked how everything worked out!  I’m also glad things ended up on a happy/more positive note, because it’s much deserved in such a bleak world.  It’s good that things are looking up.

Let’s Rate It:

I really liked The Forever Song!  It’s a solid series-ender, and I’m glad things were resolved the way they were.  I never completely warmed up to some of the characters, but they were still interesting characters.  The Forever Song gets 4 stars.

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