Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: April 15th, 2014
Series: Blood of Eden #3
Genres: Dystopia, Paranormal, Post Apocalyptic, Young Adult
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.
If I could explain THE FOREVER SONG in one word it would be bittersweet. While I have to admit I found some parts lacking the usual fire of Kagawa’s other works, the last hundred pages really impressed me, reminding me how great these books really are.
I was actually pretty nervous when I first started reading this one, if THE IMMORTAL RULES and THE ETERNITY CURE taught us anything, it’s that Kagawa does not shy away from
ripping our hearts out traumatic plot-lines and the fact that anything goes.
“If we are talking about choice and regret, what has happened cannot be undone. And dwelling on the past changes nothing. You will only drive yourself to insanity if you do.”
This series always seemed darker than her other series, and this book only cemented that. The world the characters live in is gritty and rough, so no details are spared and nothing is sugarcoated. This isn’t your average vampire book, and I love how the author never forgets that. There is always that line that any of the characters could cross at any given moment, and it gives the series a true dystopian feel while keeping readers on the edge of their seats.
Oh man, can we talk about those feels now? Now just feels, but FEELS. The events leading up to and the actual ending, I can’t.
Like I mentioned earlier, I knew to expect anything, but I was still hit by the FEELS.
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The Iron Traitor Audio Excerpt:
You guys probably know by now how big of Julie Kagawa fans we are, so we are excited to share this excerpt from the THE IRON TRAITOR with you! You can check out Bec’s review of the book here, and make sure you check out the audiobook here!
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All opinions are my own.