The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

Blood of Eden,Book 3


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.

Review: And here’s the last volume of the Blood of Eden series. I must confess that I had forgotten that the series was actually a trilogy (which is strange when you consider that the author makes a lot of them) and it is by seeing the opinions of other people that I understood that we would finally have our final here.

So we end up after the end of the second volume, following our three heroes Jackal, Kanin and Allie, who are trying to pursue Sarren to stop him at all costs. However, this mission really seems much more complicated than expected. Yes, because this is not to mention the fact that our villain is twisted and very smart as well as full of surprises for his pursuers. Oh yes, and even though we strongly doubt about some, it is always interesting to see the reactions of the characters in this regard. Their quest is going to bring them in Eden where many revelations we will be given and we finally discover if there is a cure or not about this terrible disease.

I had a lot of fun to follow our heroes and it is true that even if Kanin is equal to itself as always (even if a little behind the other characters). Allie has changed dramatically throughout the story. After the death of Zeke, our young vampire is left surpassed by her emotions and while she has always tried to escape this aspect, she has now become the monster she thought she would never be. It was really interesting to see the person she was and how she would manage to succeed her quest. Many obstacles will arise along the way, allowing her to understand the purpose of her existence. Regarding Jackal, it is true that it is difficult to decide about his fate, I hated him in the first volume, enjoyed him in the second and here it is even more complex. Yes, because we appreciate him at times, and we are disappointed in others by his immature attitude. It is very difficult to understand or see how he will react in the coming events. He can sometimes act very rationally and sometimes surprise us. He is a very unpredictable character. By cons as always, Sarren is a real nasty as we like them, with ideas completely twisted and terrible that we see developped throughout the story.

I will say no more as I do not want to give too much out but I really enjoyed reading the last book and I’m curious to see what Julie Kagawa reserve us now.



32 thoughts on “The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

  1. It’s so funny to me how everyone loves Jackal while I just hate his guts. It’s true that I haven’t read past TIR, but still. I DO NOT LIKE HIM 😀 I’ll probably end up loving him lols. I’m glad that he seems like such awalking contradiction. I can’t wait to see Sarren get even more twisted and nasty so whoop! So happy you loved this installment 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Mellanie!

  2. I just read the second book a couple of weeks ago and I am ready to jump into this one. So far everyone seems to be pleased with this final volume. I know what you mean about Jackal. I have a love hate relationship with him. I am hoping he will at least continue to make me laugh.

  3. I haven’t started this trilogy yet either but I have seen a lot of mixed reviews on the last book. I am glad that you really liked it and I am so glad you mentioned character growth because I love books with growth, it is must for me.

  4. I just started this book, but I’m not really in the mood for it. Oh, I’m excited to read it, it’s just not the type of book I’m wanting to read at the moment. I’m only on chapter 3, so hopefully I’ll start feeling it more soon.

  5. I’m in the same boat as Christy, I’m currently reading this one but not totally feeling it like I was with the others. I hope it picks up. The character development you mentioned sounds nice, especially since I really do like the complexity of Jackal’s character.

  6. Yet another series that I haven’t tried. I’ve been hearing some good and not-so reviews for this last book but that’s not what’s stopping me. I’m pretty picky when it comes to books with vampire lore.

    I’m glad this worked out for the good for you, Melliane.

  7. I have never read anything from Julie Kagawa because her other series doesn’t really interest me that much but this series has been getting rave reviews from bloggers and reviewers that I trust that I would definitely check it out, especially now that the series is done.

    I skimmed your review because I haven’t started the series yet but I can see from your rating that it’s a worthy final installment 🙂

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