Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: April 15th 2014
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Dystopia, Paranormal
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.
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, her triumph will be short-lived in the face of surviving forever alone.
THE FINAL HUNT IS ON.
“You will always be fighting it, because we are never far from the edge, and it is a very thin line between human and demon.”
I’m steeling myself to write a sort of negative review… I’m sad to say that this book was a disappointment especially compared to the first two books in the trilogy. It did not meet my expectations at all. Nothing is more disheartening than having an awesome trilogy end badly. I’m not saying it was all bad but there was more bad than good in The Forever Song. I only finished this book quickly because of my ever-increasing pile of books to read before school starts and I just wanted to get it over with.
First of all the synopsis for this book was ridiculously inaccurate! What it described was merely the first 50 pages or so of the book, I wished that Allie acting as a monster and only looking for vengeance personality remained for at least half the book. Anyways what actually happened in the book was:
Allie tries hard not to think about Zeke but ends up thinking about him anyways, she also believes herself to be a monster with no remorse, killing humans without a second thought, then ends up nice while trying to drink a human’s blood deciding to fight the Hunger yet again. Allie who’s hell bent on killing Sarren deliberately wastes time and her priorities shift! Her new goal is to first kill vampire Zeke which then turns to try and snap vampire Zeke out of his compulsion. After wasting more time and probably dooming the whole world she decides to continue her journey to Eden along with unstable newly Turned emotionally- wrecked angsty vampire Zeke.
Basically the majority of the book wasted over Zeke and Ally drama. So I just ended up hating Allie and Zeke so much. Not only was Allie the queen of whine in this book but she was also super angsty and selfish. I disliked Zeke as a vampire, the best thing about him was that he was kind beyond imagining as a human and then after being Turned all that was left of him was loads and loads of depression. In the end I was just sick and tired of all the overwhelming emotions coming from those two!
I found the solution to all their problems was a little too good to be real. How come all of a sudden Kanin’s blood is a cure to rabidism? Didn’t the scientist take any master vampire blood when they were experimenting? Also how come Allie just magically appears to be a Master vampire? Nothing about that was ever mentioned before and it wasn’t properly explained.
However the pros of the book were:
Jackal was the best thing about this book! If he had gotten more spotlights he would’ve almost made up for all the Allie and Zeke mess. Does anyone else think of Gru from Despicable Me whenever he mentions his ‘minions’? It fits because not only does he have minions but also because he acts like he’s such an evil person with no feelings or attachments to anyone while deep down he’s actually quite pleasant and decent enough to be human and has a soft spot for his family. Jackal was the only one in the group who actually made sense, he felt more like a real character than both Zeke and Allie.
Kanin just broke my heart in this book, I just desperately want to hug him now! I adored the way Allie and Jackal acted like siblings constantly bickering and how Kanin acted like the dad who’s just tired of his children and was probably wondering why he had them in the first place. All that brought a smile to my face. I liked how his story ended, it didn’t seem fake and had the proper feels to it.
What all the books in the trilogy had in common was the wonderful descriptive language used to describe all the gruesome gory details that made this series so attractive. I never failed to see every detail about the settings of any place nor the details of any fight. Julie’s daring words are what I appreciate most in her books.
Overall, after writing this book review I realized that The Forever Song wasn’t as bad as I initially thought and would still urge readers to enter the universe of Blood of Eden.
Until next time my dear readers. Keep reading!