Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

Genre:  YA Dystopian Vampire
Blood of Eden, Book 3

Warning:  Reading anything below this line will spoil early plotlines; I strongly recommend against it unless you've read the first two books in the series.

Descriprition (taken from Julie Kagawa's website):

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.

Allie's final story involves a journey across many miles to stop Sarren, a crazy-psycho vampire.  It seems she, Kanin, and Jackal are always one step behind Sarren.  And Sarren tends to leave many bloody surprises along the way.  One notable city that they'll stop at before arriving in Eden is Chicago: Jackal's city.  But it's changed.  Everything seems to be changing for them.

I have to get this off my chest: this book was as predictable as they come.  The plotline came together exactly as predicted and the ending was a happily-ever-after vampire ending.  So yeah...  Why am I not giving it five stars considering the first two books were amazeballs?  Well....  All the traveling and walking and following in Sarren's footsteps.  Let's face it, the journey to the destination is sometimes very boring.  And I was bored until they hit Chicago.  And then stuff picked up a little bit better.  It was just meh, good story: that's what I expected...

Honestly, I loved the first two books of this series.  They were awesomely dark.  And then the third one came about and took away the darkness.  That's the only way I can describe it without saying anything spoil-worthy.  At least give the first book a try if you're one for vampires.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent review. This is the only book in the series that I didn't give a 5 stars, so I know how you feel.


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