The Forever Song (Blood of Eden #3) by Julie Kagawa

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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.

CreativeDeedsReadsDisclosure1Every once in a while you run across a book that touches you in a way that you didn’t expect. I’m not talking about anything earth shattering or life altering. In the case of Forever Song it’s because it makes you feel more than you ever expected to. I remember putting down the Eternity Cure and wondering how things could get any worse for Allie. She had been through so much and she still had to keep going. The Epilogue in that book was jaw dropping, but with it came an ounce of hope… I should have known better. *sigh* The opening short dedication at the beginning of the book pretty much says it all. “…to my readers: Your tears feed my muse.” ~ for the record Ms. Kagawa – your Muse should be very well fed. *sigh*

Allie fought a lot in this book. She fought herself, Jackal Sarren and even Kanin. She was in a bad place in the beginning and it took a while for her to pull herself out of it. I wanted things for her that I didn’t think she would ever have and things she didn’t think she really deserved. Forever Song was a very hard book to read but so worth every tear (and there were more than a few) every frustrating moment and every sarcastic word that came out of Jackal’s mouth. (I actually kind of loved that guy… then I hated him… but then….)

As much as I would love to ramble and wax poetic about how amazing the end to this trilogy was, I’m going to stop before I give anything away. Just know that nothing is quite as it seems and things have to get a whole lot worse before they even come close to getting better and even then there’s a long way to go. Regardless, Forever Song brought this trilogy to a satisfying end. It was bittersweet but that’s okay. It may not have been a typical HEA, but that’s not what I expected. It ended with hope, which is more than Allie had when The Blood of Eden trilogy began.

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