The Forever Song (Blood of Eden Series #3)

The Forever Song (Blood of Eden Series #3)

by Julie Kagawa


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780373211128
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 04/15/2014
Series: Blood of Eden Series , #3
Edition description: Original
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 90,742
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Born in Sacramento, CA, Julie Kagawa moved to Hawaii at the age of nine. There she learned many things; how to bodyboard, that teachers scream when you put centipedes in their desks, and that writing stories in math class is a great way to kill time. Her teachers were glad to see her graduate.

Julie now lives is Louisville, KY with her husband and furkids. She is the international and NYT bestselling author of The Iron Fey series. Visit her at

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The outpost gate creaked in the wind, swinging back on its hinges. It knocked lightly against the wall, a rhythmic tapping sound that echoed in the looming silence. A cold breeze swirled through the gap, and the scent of blood lay on the air like a heavy blanket.

"He's been here," Kanin murmured at my side. The Master vampire was a dark statue against the falling snow, motionless and calm, but his eyes were grave. I regarded the fence impassively, the wind tugging at my coat and straight black hair.

"Is there any point in going in?"

"Sarren knows we're following him" was the low reply. "He meant for us to see this. He wants us to know that he knows. There will likely be something waiting for us when we step through the gate."

Footsteps crunched over the snow as Jackal stalked around us, black duster rippling behind him. His eyes glowed a vicious yellow as he peered up at the gate. "Well then," he said, the tips of his fangs showing through his grin, "if he went through all the trouble of setting this up, we shouldn't keep the psycho waiting, should we?"

He started forward, his step confident as he strode through the broken gate toward the tiny settlement beyond. After a moment's hesitation, Kanin and I followed.

The smell of blood grew stronger once we were past the wall, though nothing moved on the narrow path that snaked between houses. The flimsy wood and tin shanties were silent, dark, as we ventured deeper, passing snow-covered porches and empty chairs. Everything looked intact, undisturbed. There were no bodies. No corpses mutilated in their beds, no blood spattered over the walls of the few homes we ducked into. There weren't even any dead animals in the tiny trampled pasture past the main strip. Just snow and emptiness.

And yet, the smell of blood soaked this place, hanging thick in the air, making my stomach ache and the Hunger roar to life. I bit it down, gritting my teeth to keep from snarling in frustration. It had been too long. I needed food. The scent of blood was driving me crazy, and the fact that there were no humans here made me furious. Where were they? It wasn't possible that an entire outpost of mortals had up and disappeared without a trace.

And then, as we followed the path around the pasture and up to the huge barn at the top of the rise, we found the townspeople.

A massive barren tree stood beside the barn, twisted branches clawing at the sky. They swayed beneath the weight of dozens of bodies hanging upside down from ropes tied to the limbs. Men, women, even a few kids swinging in the breeze, dangling arms stiff and white. Their throats had been cut, and the base of the tree was stained black, the blood spilled and wasted in the snow. But the smell nearly knocked me over regardless, and I clenched my fists, the Hunger raking my insides with fiery talons.

"Well," Jackal muttered, crossing his arms and gazing at the tree, "isn't that festive?" His voice was tight as if he, too, was on the edge of losing it. "I'm guessing this is the reason we haven't found a single bloodbag from here all the way back to New Covington." He growled, shaking his head, lips curling back from his fangs. "This guy is really starting to piss me off."

I swallowed the Hunger, trying to focus through the gnawing ache. "Why, James, don't tell me you feel sorry for the walking meatsacks," I taunted, because sometimes, goading Jackal was the only thing that kept my mind off everything else. He rolled his eyes.

"No, sister, I'm annoyed because they don't have the decency to be alive so I can eat them," he returned with a flash of fangs and a rare show of temper. He glared at the bodies hungrily. "Fucking Sarren," he said. "If I didn't want the psychopath dead so badly, I would say the hell with it. If this keeps up, we're going to have to break off the trail to find a meatsack whose throat hasn't been slit, which is probably what the bastard wants." He sighed, giving me an exasperated look. "This would be so much easier if you hadn't killed the Jeep."

"For the last time," I growled at him, "I just pointed out the street that wasn't blocked off. I didn't leave those nails in the road for you to drive over."


Kanin's quiet voice broke through our argument, and we turned. Our sire stood at one corner of the barn, his face grim as he beckoned us forward. With a last glance at the tree and its grisly contents, I walked over to him, feeling the sharp stab of Hunger once more. The barn reeked of blood, even more than the branches of the tree. Probably because one whole wall of the building was streaked with it, dried and black, painted in vertical lines up and down the wood.

"Let's keep moving," Kanin said when Jackal and I joined him. His voice was calm, though I knew he was just as Hungry as the rest of us. Maybe more so, since he was still recovering from his near-death experience in New Covington. "There are no survivors here," Kanin went on, with a solemn look back at the tree, "and we are running out of time. Sarren is expecting us."

"How do you figure, old man?" Jackal asked, following me to the side of the barn. "Yeah, this is the psycho's handiwork, but he could've done this just for the jollies. You sure he knows we're coming?"

Kanin didn't answer, just gestured to the blood-streaked wall beside us. I looked over, as did Jackal, but couldn't see anything unusual. Beyond a wall completely covered in blood, anyway.

But Jackal gave a low, humorless chuckle. "Oh, you bastard." He smiled, shaking his head and staring up at the barn. "That's cute. Let's see if you're as funny when I'm beating you to death with your own arm."

"What?" I asked, obviously missing something. I stared at the barn again, wondering what the other vampires saw that I didn't. "What's so funny? I don't see anything."

Jackal sighed, stepped behind me, and hooked the back of my collar, pulling me away from the wall. "Hey!" I snarled, fighting him. "Let go! What the hell are you doing?"

He ignored me, continuing to walk backward, dragging me with him. We were about a dozen paces away from the wall before he stopped, and I yanked myself from his grip. "What is your problem?" I demanded, baring my fangs. Jackal silently pointed back to the barn.

I glanced at the wall again and stiffened. Now that I was farther away, I could see what Kanin and Jackal were talking about.

Sarren, I thought, the cold, familiar hate spreading through my insides. You sick bastard. This won't stop me, and it won't save you. When I find you, you'll regret ever hearing my name.

Painted across the side of the barn, written in bloody letters about ten feet tall, was a question. One that proved, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Sarren knew we were coming. And that we were probably walking right into a trap.


It had been two weeks since we'd left New Covington.

Two weeks travel, of walking down endless, snow-covered roads. Two weeks of cold and wilderness and dead, silent towns. Of empty houses wrapped in vines, deserted streets, ancient hulks of cars rusting in the gutters. No movement, except for the skitter of wildlife, both large and small, overtaking the streets humans had once ruled. The Jeep, as Jackal had so eloquently pointed out, was dead, leaving the three of us to wander the empty roads on foot, following a madman who knew we were coming. Who was always one step ahead of us.

Time was running out, Kanin had said. In a way, I supposed that was true. What Sarren had, what he carried, could spell the end for a lot of people. Maybe the whole world. Sarren possessed a mutated version of the Red Lung virus that had destroyed the world six decades ago, only this one came with a nasty little side effect: it killed vampires, too. The three of us-me, Jackal, and Kanin-had been exposed to Sarren's virus when we were in New Covington and had seen the true horror of the plague. Humans had turned into insane wretches who screamed and laughed and clawed at their faces until their skin was all but gone, and attacked anything they came across. For vampires, the effects were even more horrific; the virus ate their dead flesh, and they rotted away from the inside. In the final confrontation with Sarren, we'd learned that the insane vampire was using New Covington only as a test site, that his real intentions were far more sinister.

He planned to kill everything. All humans, and all vampires. Wipe the slate clean, he'd told me, and let the world finally heal itself. His virus, when he released it again, would be unstoppable.

There was just one small kink in his plans.

We had a cure. Or at least, we'd had one. It was in Eden now, that small bit of hope for the rest of the world. That was what Sarren wanted; the cure, either to destroy or to turn against us. He thought we were tracking him to Eden to stop him, to prevent him from destroying the cure or releasing his virus. He thought we were trying to save the world.

He didn't know. I didn't care about Eden. I didn't care about his virus, or the cure, or the rest of the world. It made no difference to me if the humans found a cure for Rabidism, or if they could stop Sarren's new plague. Humans meant nothing to me, not anymore. They were food, and I was a vampire. I was done pretending that I was anything less than a monster.

But I would kill Sarren.

He would die for what he'd done, what he'd destroyed. I would tear him apart, and I would make him suffer. There had been four of us that night in New Covington, when we had faced the mad vampire for the last time. When I had cut the arm from his body and he'd fled into the dark, only to return later for his most horrible deed yet. Four of us: me, Jackal, Kanin…and one other. But I couldn't think of him now. He was gone. And I was still a monster.


Abruptly, Jackal slowed and dropped back to where I trailed several paces behind Kanin's dark, steady figure, following the road that stretched on through the frozen plains. We'd left the outpost and its slaughtered residents a few miles back, and the scent of blood had finally faded into the wind. That didn't stop the Hunger, though; I could feel it even now, a constant throbbing ache, poised to flare into an inferno of raw, vicious need at the slightest provocation. It even raged at Jackal, annoyed that he wasn't human, that I couldn't spin around and sink my fangs into his throat. Jackal seemed happily oblivious.

I ignored him and kept my gaze straight ahead, not really in the mood for a fight or listening to his barbed, obnoxious comments. That, of course, never stopped my blood brother.

"So, sister," Jackal went on, "I've been wondering. When we finally do catch up to Sarren, how do you think we should kill the old bastard? I'm thinking maiming and torture for as long as we can stand it." He snapped his fingers. "Hey, maybe we can tie him half in and half out of the sun, that's always interesting. Did that to some undead bastard who pissed me off several years back. The light began at his feet and crawled up toward his face, and it took a very long time for him to finally kick it. By the end, he was screaming at me to cut off his head." He snickered. "I'd love to watch Sarren die like that. If that doesn't offend your delicate sensibilities, that is."

He smirked then, his gold eyes burning the side of my head. "Just wanted to give you a heads-up, little sister, in case you decide to go bleeding heart on me. Of course, if you have a suggestion for how we should do the old psycho in, I'd love to hear it."

"I don't care," I said flatly. "Do whatever you want. As long as I get to land the final blow, I couldn't care less."

Jackal huffed. "Well, that's not very fun."

I didn't answer, walking faster to get away from him, and he quickened his pace to keep up.

"Come on, sister, where's that obnoxious morality you kept throwing in my face every two seconds? You're making it very difficult to take any sort of pleasure in mocking it relentlessly."

"Why are you talking to me?" I asked, still not looking at him. Jackal let out an exasperated sigh.

"Because I'm bored. And the old man doesn't give me the time of day." He jerked his head at Kanin, still several yards ahead. I suspected Kanin could hear us, but he didn't turn around or give any indication that he was listening. And Jackal probably didn't care if he was. "And because I want to know your thoughts on our brilliantly disturbed serial killer." Jackal waved an impatient hand at the plains surrounding us. "It's still a long way to Eden, and I get the feeling we're not going to find any bloodbags-living ones anyway-from here to Meatsack Island. I don't particularly like the idea of facing the nut job with you and Kanin on the edge of losing it."

I flicked a glance at him and frowned. "What about you?"

"Oh, don't worry about me, sister." Jackal grinned. "I always come out on top, no matter what. I just want to point out that this annoying 'Scorched Earth' policy Sarren has picked up is going to make it very difficult for you. A couple more days of this, and the next human we see is going to be ripped to shreds-and you'll be the one doing it."

I shrugged. Jackal's revelation wasn't surprising, and I found that I really didn't care. Wherever Sarren went, whatever forgotten corner of the country he fled to, I wouldn't be far behind. No matter what he did, no matter how far or fast he ran, I would catch up to him, and then he would pay for what he had done. "So what?" I asked, returning my gaze to the road. "I'm a vampire. What does it matter?"

"Oh, please." I could hear the pity in his voice, and the disgust. "Enough with this 'I don't care anymore' shit. You know you're going to have to deal with it sometime."

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomg OH My FREAKING G-D! I can't say how long I've been waiting for this. I wonder why nobody else posted yet. Oh well, that just means I get to be the first to say, I am so exited. I heard this was the name of the last book awhile ago, and read the summery on goodbook or whatever its called, but the end of the eternity cure SPOILER ALERT! Don't keep reading unless you finished the eternity cure! When zeke died, some people I chated with and I thought of something; exibit A : sarren tells zeke "I shall now release you from this mortal coil" it can be taken the way the saying usually is, death in the common sense of the word. Exibit B: it mentions zeke stopping his breaths and his heart stops for the last time. Exibit C: sarren talks to him in the end of the book. Exibit D: the end would suck( no bloody vampire pun intended) without zeke. Finally, exibit E: it mentions zeke gurgaling, choking on his blood... but what if it isn't his own blood? Alison was choking on kanin's blood in the immortal rules. What if it wasn't human blood at all? What if it was SARREN'S blood he was choking on? This all leads me to believe one thing which you probably caught onto by now; I think zeke was Turned into a vampire. Omigod I can't wait for april 15....
WorldsCollide More than 1 year ago
Absolutely brilliant! I adored this series so I had high hopes for the conclusion and it definitely didn't disappoint. It was epic! With secrets, surprises, thrills, and romance, The Forever Song was just amazing. From beginning to end, I was hooked and I loved every bit of it. Perfection! I absolutely adore the world that Julie created for this book. It was dark and desolate but had hints of hope that people refused to let go. I loved how she portrayed vampires. They were dangerous and bloodthirsty and it was inevitable that every vampire would eventually lose control. But, each vampire could choose which type of vampire they wanted to be in the meantime. Allie truly proved herself as a strong, clever, and determined heroine in this book. We already knew she was a badass, even downright formidable if you pissed her off, and she proved it even more. What can I say about her? She was awesome. I absolutely loved her in the previous books, and, by the end of this book, I liked her even more. After how we left Zeke at the end of book 2, I was anxious for him. There were plenty of surprises in store with this poor guy. But, even with the effects of what Sarren did to him, Zeke was still the adorable guy we all love. He was strong and determined to keep his loved ones safe. He broke my heart, made me swoon, and I adored every bit of him. The romance was wonderful. Allie and Zeke were just so perfect together. I don't want to say to much, because I'm sure I'll end up giving something away, but they were a badass, absolutely wonderful couple. Kanin and Jackel were both brilliant. I already liked Kanin and he earned my respect as a character in this book. He was determined to make his mistake right, no matter what it cost. Jackel, the adorable bastard that he is, was amazing. He's a horrible person, but it's impossible not to love him. He came with a few surprises as well. There was more to him than he cared to show and we finally see hints of that in this book. Both of these characters were wonderful. The plot was fast paced and I was utterly hooked the entire way through. There were thrills, secrets, surprises, and, of course, it can't be a Julie Kagawa book without heartbreak and a heartwrenching death. Who will it be? I won't say. You'll have to find out for yourself :) I loved the story and the ending was a perfect conclusion to a brilliant series. I love Julie's books and I can't wait to read more from her. The Forever Song was absolutely magnificent! I loved this book so much! It was a perfect ending to a fantastic series. With thrills, secrets, surprises, and romance at every turn, this book doesn't disappoint. Fans of the series, you will love this final installment. And, YA lovers, this is definitely a must read series. *I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I literally read this book in one sitting; it was just too good to put down! Allie has finally given into the monster. Kanin expresses his disapointment over this but excepts it, and it makes Jackal quite gleeful. They start by just tracking Sarren, but with some interesting twists the plot gets much more complicated. There are many conflicts in this book, as well as the series. There's Allie's internal conflict of whether or not to give to the "monster." Then there are conflicts between characters, not only the good guys vs Sarran, but there's so hilarious squabling between Allie and Jackal as well. I'll try not to give anything away, but let's just say Zeke isn't completely cut out of the story after what happened in Eternity Cure. There's still plenty of romance! Forever Song was such a page turner, there was some predictablility but other parts I never saw coming! All my questions were answered, and the end was wrapped up quite nicely. Now, buy this book if you haven't already!! (but be sure to read the rest of the series first!)
LovinLosLibros More than 1 year ago
I've really enjoyed this series by Julie Kagawa. When I first read The Immortal Rules, I loved how unique the premise was. A dystopian world controlled by vampires? Heck yeah! It was cool to see a world where humans were inferior to vampires and were forced to live and obey by THEIR rules. We have watched Allie transform in front of our very eyes from a girl living on the edge of society to a really kickass vampire who is determined to fight the monster within and not let it strip her of her humanity. The events from the end of The Eternity Cure really set quite a bit in motion for Allie and she'll have to figure out how far she'll go to seek revenge or if she'll lose herself in the process.... Pacing: Part One was really slow going for me. I had trouble concentrating, as there just wasn't much going on. After that I found I had no trouble reading the book, even with its predictability. Storyline: I obviously won't reveal too much here, as this is the final book in the series. Allie is really struggling with her identity, as the events at the end of The Eternity Cure have really changed everything for her. Watching her lose sight of everything she has worked to gain and what Kanin has taught her was really hard, as she fought so hard to not succumb to the monster within. I felt a lot of things that occurred in this final book were pretty predictable and I won't lie. I was relieved at some of that predictability because otherwise I would've been a hot mess over this book. Kagawa did still deliver a few heart-stopping moments that really made me cringe in fear of what direction she would go. I do feel Kagawa did a good job of wrapping up her series and tied up all loose ends and questions I may have previously had. Characters: As I said, we see a very different Allie at the start of this book. It's a bit hard to swallow considering how much time Kanin and Zeke spent guiding and teaching her. She is really a shell of who she used to be and is determined to end Sarren and make him pay. Kanin is still as stoic as ever. He has such a powerful, quiet presence. He is disappointed that Allie is choosing to give in to the monster and not fight it. But when you have nothing left to fight for.... I've always liked Kanin's character, even though he is harder to read. He feels so much guilt and shame for the past and it's something that weighs heavily on him everyday. He does not want to see Sarren succeed in ridding the world of the human race and so he will push forward to make things right. Jackal is also back in this book and I have to say, I really love his character. He's a lot of fun and really does a great job of providing comedic relief. His back and forth jabs at Allie are great and had me chuckling. Jackal has not proven to be the most trustworthy of allies, and we still spend a lot of time wondering what his ulterior motives are and whether or not he will betray his kin at the last moment. There are other characters that I can't really discuss without spoilers, so I won't, but I will say at 70% I had a huge grin on my face and all felt right in the world, considering the odds of survival were NOT in their favor. Final Thoughts: I think fans of this series will be quite satisfied with the way it ended, and I felt the events that transpired HAD to happen and I had a feeling they were coming, as much as I didn't want them to. I really like that Kagawa did not hold back either. The world is a barren, ravaged wasteland where rabids are running rampant and it really is all about survival. There are some pretty gruesome, grotesque parts and I really commend her for staying true to the darker nature of this novel.
pooled_ink More than 1 year ago
pooled ink Reviews: 3.5 Stars Okay real quick, I've got to be honest and say that there were parts that felt like they sort of dragged a little bit? I don't know...for whatever reason I just wasn't as engrossed in this book as I was with the others. But overall this was a fantastic YA Paranormal Dystopian trilogy! If you've given up on vampire books or dystopian books then think again. Grab a copy of The Immortal Rules and see if it's for you. It surprised me and I hope more people discover these books and enjoy them as much as I did THE FOREVER SONG is a startling conclusion to the Blood of Eden trilogy. Intense, full of action and heart, it explores the depths of humanity through the eyes of monsters. When the world is on the brink of destruction it just may be those you least expect who'll pull it through. **Read the full review on Wordpress: Pooled Ink
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Each book in this series was 5 stars. Absolutely awesome. Wish it would continue... maybe? Saving the world takes time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent series. I'm saving these books to read again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow ummmmm i dont even know what to say frankly i dont even know how much stars this book even needs.... damn
terferj More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars This was great. I was kinda iffy in the beginning but when they were making their way to Eden, I became more involved. They came across many interesting and horrible things. There were some grisly descriptions of messages that were left for the group. For a while I was full of dread and anticipation when Allie would finally come across the one she didn't ever expect to see again. I think the author wanted to crush my soul when that moment finally did come. It was such a good but heartbreaking moment. But it got better. ;) The characters are great as always. Jackal's and Allie's bickering was hilarious. It sounds just like my siblings and I. Poor Kanin, I think he was ready to turn the car around or rip their heads off if they didn't stop. Lol. There were a lot of fighting with their badass skills. Which of course because of that, there were some close calls with death and there was also some losses. It was such a good way to end the series. I was getting nervous for a little bit when the page numbers started to go down and things weren't going as they planned. But never fear all ended as it should.
jwitt33 More than 1 year ago
Perfect end to an awesome series! I received a copy of this book free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion. I've never tried to hide the fact that I think Julie Kagawa is a god, or goddess in this case, and she didn't disappoint me with the end of this trilogy! All of the loose ends were tied up beautifully and the characters remained true to themselves to the end. Jackal was at his snarkiest, Kanin was his usual stoic self, and Allie was as confused as she ever is, although more so after she lost her beloved Zeke. When she realized that remaining human would mean being in pain constantly, and rethinking her choices that led to his demise over and over and over again, she decides to take a page out of Jackal's book - she in essence turned off her humanity and embraced her evil side, much to Kanin's chagrin. But Kanin being Kanin, he didn't exactly call her out on her wicked behavior, he just acted "disappointed" in her, and who among us can say that when someone we look up to more than anyone else in the world, and whose values we strive to meet ourselves, gives us the "disappointed" look, we wouldn't feel the same. Although in Allie's case, acting out means killing vamps willy-nilly and not caring at all what havoc she wreaks as a result! Eventually Allie does see the error of her ways when she feels like she is becoming what Zeke hated most in vamps, so she decides to go after Sarren to get the cure for the disease that is killing both humans and vampires alike. She also vows to finally take Sarren out for killing Zeke, as she hopes that that will finally allow her some closure. But along the way she is in for some huge surprises, and yes my little opinionators, you will have to read the book to find out what those surprises are, and what they mean for Allie personally. I will tell you that they are total game changers for everyone on the canvas. As usual, I can find no fault with Ms. Kagawa's writing. The pacing is perfect and the characters continue to grow and change from beginning to end. The amazing world they live in is written so that you feel you are there with them, which means it's very easy to escape your daily troubles and get totally immersed in the story.  In summary, I loved this book and thought it was a fitting end to an awesome series. I highly recommend it to all lovers of YA paranormal books about vampires. I give it a very enthusiastic 5 stars :D
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This was a great ending the one of the most exciting series i have read in a while.... Constant action kept me glued to this series...
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Truthfully i had wished that allison and kanin would form a romance but aww it ddnt happen. I still think he has feelings for her tho
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I can't tell you how amazing these books are! They leave me breathless! I've waited SO long for 'The Forever Song' to come out, and now that I finally got my wish... I couldn't be more happy!  **SPOILER ALERT**SPOILER ALERT** This book picks up right where The Eternity Cure left off! Right where Zeke dies, and Kanin, Jackle, and Allie start on their treacherous journey to find Sarren. I was flipping pages like CRAZY when I found out that Zeke had been turned! To be honest, I thought that maybe he WASN'T dead. But in the back of my mind, I knew Sarren was a sick bastard and would do anything to hurt Allie. This book will keep you at the edge of your seat, I swear!  
Addicted_Readers More than 1 year ago
OMG, where do I even begin to say how much I adored this book! Well adored is probably the wrong word, because you adore a little bunny or a cute dog, and your kids, maybe? ;) But there was NOTHING adorable about this book! Nope, their was SO MUCH BLOOD!! And MORE BLOOD, then MORE!! I LOVED IT!! I don't really know what that says about me, but hey, I have to keep it real, right??? ;) Julie Kagawa has done it again in THE FOREVER SONG!! It's just a little depressing now that it's over!! I could read millions of books in this series and never get tired of THE BLOOD OF EDEN!! And Jackal, where do I begin to say how much I love him!! Really, he always steals the show for me in THE BLOOD OF EDEN Series!! Now, don't get me wrong, I love Allie and Kanin and even Zeke, I do, I really do! But Jackal is the fire that ignites the flame in this book! He is sooo hilarious, but so seriously honest at the same time!! He had me cracking up through most of this book, well really through all the books! I am just sad to see him go, I would love for Julie to do a spin-off series with Jackal!! I would read them all, then read them again! THE PLOT... Allie, the unregistered human Fringer, has had her world ripped out from under her since vampires have taken control of their cities and use humans as blood cattle, and control them as they see fit, since they are the superior race! Allie has always hated vampires with every ounce of her soul, that is until the day she loses her soul to the very thing she despised, a vampire! Now a newly turned vampire, the very thing she's always hated, Allison has learned to adjust to the harsh life of being a vampire, with the intense thirst for human blood and a demon that lurks deep inside just waiting to rip through and unleash hell on earth! But she has slowly learned to hold on to her humanity at the same time, thanks to Zeke, the one boy who always told her she wasn't evil, that she wasn't the demon she thought herself to be. But when Zeke, the very thing that kept her attached to her humanity is murdered by the insane vampire Sarren, all her humanity goes out the window in order to find the crazed vampire and end him for the pain and suffering he has caused her and the rest of the world!! And she vowels to end it, one way or another!! With Sarren on the lose and on his way to Eden, the only Vampire-free zone left, and set on destroying the world with his concocted virus, that turns vampires and humans alike into crazed monsters, and eventually will spread like wildfire and bring the ends of time! But Allison, Jackal, and their Sire Kanin, are hot on his trail, trekking through the vicious rabid-filled wasteland, stumbling through many of Sarren's traps, and detours with some very interesting surprises that will shock them to the very core! And no matter what they do and how far they get, Sarren is always one step ahead of them. But that won't stop Allison and her group, they are ready to fight their way through hell and back to save the world an exact revenge on the brilliantly insane vampire, Sarrne! Will Allie and her group be able to get through Sarrens traps and make it to Eden in time? Will they be able to keep the virus if from leaving Eden if Sarrne has set it loose? But most off all, will they be able to stop the madman before it's to late?? Believe me these are answers your going to want, even if you haven't read this series yet, PLEASE PICK IT UP!!! Julie Kagawa has brought this explosive conclusion that has left me breathless and craving more, then defuse it, and left me utterly satisfied, and fully complete! I will read anything Julie Kagawa writes, and I can't wait to read her newest creation Talon, releasing October 2014. I know it's sure to leave the same feeling! Overall, THE BLOOD OF EDEN Series will go down as one of my favorite series of all times! And Allie, Zeke, Kanin, and especially Jackal, will live in my heart for years to come!! Thank you Julie Kagawa for creating such a brilliantly, Vicious, heart-pounding, memorable adventure in the BLOOD OF EDEN Series! :) I received an eARC copy for reviewing purposes! All opinions express are my own, and are not influenced in any way!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are simply no words for the love i have for this series.  The Forever Song was a conclusion that wrapped everything up so beautifully i found myself crying as a re-read scenes to the point of memorization. The Iron Fey was once my favorite series of all time, but the Blood of Eden now takes the cake.  Julie is a wonderful, wonderful writer whose use of foreshadowing and flashbacks allow you to smile through the tears as you discover them. I won't go through my thoughts on the characters, this is a book i really recommend reading and discovering what you think yourself . And coming from a girl who USUALLY reads the ending of a book/series before she begins, that says a lot.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow. I am impressed. This looks good...