Review ~ The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

The Forever Song (Blood of Eden, #3)Title: The Forever Song
Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: Blood of Eden #3
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Expected Publication: May 1st 2014

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.

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I absolutely enjoyed this final instalment in the Blood of Eden series and I think that Julie did a fabulous job at wrapping the series up. The loose ends were tied up and I was swept away in an action packed finale that had my blood pumping. There were fight scenes galore, twists along the way and a few swoon moments thrown in that had me fist pumping the air!!

If you haven't read the first books in this series, I suggest you do so, as they all lead to this final show down. I once again journeyed over the broken country, fighting rabid's, raider’s and listened to Jackals constant jabs. Although I must say, for an evil raider king, I really liked him. Kanin is a great role model for her too. He was her maker, and saw potential in Allie right until the end. Together, these three vampires make an unstoppable and determined family.

Allison was such a great, resilient character. She has been through so much throughout this series but manages to soldier on. She has managed to keep the monster at bay so far, and wants vengeance after the conclusion of the last book. Watching Allie develop more as a vampire had me excited too. She stepped up when needed and managed to come back from the brink when she was ready to give in. Her family and travel companions keep her grounded as they hunt down Sarren, and I am glad they were able to band together for the final journey.

Although I had some predictions about the ending, I still enjoyed it thoroughly. The plot had plenty of twists, some that had me gasping, others that brought tears to my eyes, and Jackals humour and blunt words had me laughing. I am happy about the way this story was completed and was impressed by another of Julie's series. She has a style of writing that manages to draw you into her amazing world of characters that you become passionate about. Bring on the next Iron Fey book and Talon, a new series coming soon!!

Complimentary copy provided by the Publisher, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Other posts featuring Julie Kagawa
Blood of Eden series
Immortal Rules
The Eternity Cure

The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten
The Lost Prince
The Iron Traitor

Interview with Julie Kagawa about The Eternity Cure


  1. I actually already have this series on my TBR - but now that I know that the series is actually finished AND good to the end, I'm going to have to push it up on my reading calendar. I only skimmed your review, as I don't want to spoil book 1 for myself, but the action sounds like it's right up my alley!

  2. I'm so glad this ended well for you! I haven't even started it yet (even though I have all THREE of the books, LOL). I'm sure I'll get to it soon. Excellent motivation ;)

  3. AH! I really need to read Kagawa! I will, I swear it! I loved this review, makes me just want to read her books! :D

  4. Yes, I am so glad you loved this as much as I did. From the characters, their interaction and the ending ..I was left satisfied. I adore Jackal :)

  5. I've read some really mixed reviews about this trilogy, but yours is by far the most glowing one to date. I keep meaning to give Julie Kagawa's books a try, and 3 installments is totally do-able. Ok, ok, I've talked myself into it. LOL

  6. Jackal's humor was such a relief from the seriousness of the book and build up to the finish

  7. Bookworm BrandeeMay 6, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    Sounds fantastic, Naomi. I'm so happy Kagawa wrapped things up in a way you were satisfied with. I haven't read this series yet...I know, I know. Lexxie tells me I should too. :) I will get to it eventually. Lovely review!!

  8. I really liked this final installment too. Not quite as much as you did, but it was definitely a satisfying ending.

  9. Yes, Berls! Read it now! It would be so much better all together. I hope you love it! It is a great world!

  10. Hehe... I hope it is enough for you to start, it is a great series!!

  11. Get onto it girl! Thought you would've by now *wink*

  12. I do too! He is such an amusing character. I highlighted so many of his quotes!

  13. Carmel, I love this series. I am a big fan of Vampires, so that really helps. But the world is fantastic. I hope you five it a try!

  14. I know! He made it a little easier to read the book I think!

  15. Yes, you do! It is a great Vampire read. Julie builds great worlds!

  16. Haha! Well, I loved Jackal and Paranormal reads always suck me in!

  17. I really like seeing people enjoy the books you liked so much. The ending for this series was done very well. Love the review

    88dreamers @ Seriesly Reading

  18. You are so lucky you got approved on NetGalley!! I will have to track down this series sometime or another and read all of them :)

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

  19. Thanks so much! I did really enjoy it!

  20. Haha! I get most of my books from there! And this series and author are fantastic!

  21. glad you loved this one, lots of different reviews for the final book of the series that are very split but in general it sounds like the series itself is really good.

  22. i did love it. Thank goodness for Jackal though. He is an entertaining character

  23. I'm SO glad that this series ended well. I NEED to read this one very soon! I am incredibly excited to meet Julie Kagawa at BEA - I think it is easily my top priority!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  24. I hope you get to meet her. She seems cool. I did an interview with her last year....


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