ARC Review: The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

Posted April 11, 2014 by Sophia

The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

Blood of Eden #3
Julie Kagawa
Publication Date: April 15, 2014
Publisher: HarlequinTeen


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.

Advance Review Copy provided by HarlequinTeen via Netgalley – thanks!

Would anyone believe me if I said I pretty much devoured this book? Because I did, and I still can’t believe I finished the book within days during Spring Break. o_o

I also high fived the air – because no one else was there and the air is always there – when I got accepted to review the book on Netgalley.

On the bright side, my curiosity is appeased since I was all this at the end of The Eternity Cure:

And this:

But I can’t exactly tell my thoughts without gibbering away the spoilers, so please excuse my fangirling and the GIFs as I try to type my thoughts as coherent as coherently possible for a fangirl.

So… Jackal still reminds me of Damon, as I so mentioned in my TEC review sometime last year. I would probably call him a Damon Chicken since he always bails and calls it “winning” or “coming out on top.” But his bantering with Allie is actually pretty funny, and it makes their relationship seem like actual siblings even though they’re not biologically related.

But now you’re just a big fluffy bunny with sharp teeth.

In fact, he usually has these random quips sprouting from his mouth, no matter what type of situation is in, even if everyone else was completely serious. He’s like vampire version of certain fairy. *coughs* Robin Goodfellow *coughs*

But can I also say I can’t help but imagine whoever Jackal refers to as “Minions” as the ones from Despicable Me?

In fact, Allie changed so much between the transition from book 2 to book 3 that I’m basically going, “You’ve changed so much, I like Jackal now.” *sniffle* Of course, she didn’t exactly change as much as Jackal or change her bantering tactics, but at least I managed to stifle my laughter before my mother thinks I’m crazy for laughing out loud.

Shouldn’t be a problem. We’ll just fill it using the hot air shooting out of your mouth.

Plus, there’s a lot of flashbacks. Good memories. I sort of wish I could go back in time – it felt like forever since I first read the previous books. Random Tidbit: I actually got attracted by the cover and title at B&N when it first came out. I didn’t realize “Julie Kagawa” also wrote The Iron Fey series. Whoops.

That aside, my worst nightmare came true when Zeke popped back into the picture, but what he does will probably give Bella a run for her money. It’s interesting how the curve ball is thrown, even if most of probably expected the ending due to another book. I must be the type who enjoys surprising endings. Or maybe I just need therapy.

Then again, Sarren’s even worse, so putting Voldemort with him is a VERY bad idea.

Apparently people who haven’t read Blood of Eden are lucky peeps and can breeze right through without any torture. I do envy them.

But second book to nearly land me to tears (does a heart crying even count?)! Who would’ve knew? Julie, I hope my tears didn’t just feed your muse (It probably did). o_o

5 Owls

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Sophia is a socially awkward Communications major who has a GIF for nearly everything and is frequently in a Hogwarts House Crisis. More of her bookish reviews can be found at The Arts STL.

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