The Forever Song

The Forever Song

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These vampires don't sparkle...they bite.

Book 3 of the Blood of Eden trilogy by Julie Kagawa, New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Fey, concludes the explosive dark fantasy series where vampires rule, humans are prey, and one girl will become what she hates most to save all she loves.

Is she more human...or monster?

With the death of her beloved, Allison Sekemoto has her answer: MONSTER. Now she will embrace her cold vampire side to hunt down and end Sarren, the irredeemable vampire who murdered him. But the trail is bloody and long, and Sarren has left many shocking surprises along the way.

The trail leads Allie and her companions toward the one place they must protect at any cost--Eden, the last vampire-free zone on earth. And Sarren has one final, brutal shock in store for Allie. In this ruined world where no life is sacred and former allies can turn on you in a heartbeat, Allie will make her final stand. But even if she succeeds, triumph is short-lived in the face of surviving forever alone.

"A bloody good way to end a trilogy." --Kirkus Reviews

Books in the Blood of Eden series:
The Immortal Rules
The Eternity Cure
The Forever Song
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 145 x 217 x 36mm | 517g
  • English
  • Original ed.
  • 0373211120
  • 9780373211128
  • 110,351

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Stomach-churning gore and heart-pounding action balance the...romantic angst and moral inquiries into the nature of monsters. A bloody good way to end a trilogy. -Kirkus Reviews

Kagawa winds up her dystopian vampire Blood of Eden series with a cinematically gory and action-packed finale that never forgets the moral quandaries that have shaped the previous installments. -Booklist

The plot offers constant surprises, with each chapter ending on a cliff-hanger that propels readers forward....Fans of Kagawa and paranormal-infused stories in general will enjoy the tough, unapologetic, yet sympathetic characters. -School Library Journal

Doesn't disappoint, with more action, heartache, and betrayal than ever. -RT Book Reviews

While neatly setting up the final book, Kagawa's vivid prose and unexpected plot developments will keep fans entranced. -Publishers Weekly on The Eternity Cure

Allie is a terrific heroine-tough, pragmatic, yet sympathetic-and readers will be hungry to see where her story goes. Kagawa wraps excellent writing and skillful plotting around a well-developed concept and engaging characters, resulting in a fresh and imaginative thrill-ride that deserves a wide audience.
-- *Starred* Publishers Weekly review on The Immortal Rules

Action packed, rife with drama and moral
quandaries, and laced with an impossible romance, this first in the Blood of Eden series will hit the mark
with readers who like some supernatural in their dystopias and don't mind a bloody sword fight. -- Booklist on The Immortal Rules

Allie's a smart, strong and compelling heroine, and readers will gladly join her for this adrenaline-rich ride.
-- Kirkus Reviews on The Immortal Rules
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19,807 ratings
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4 33% (6,459)
3 17% (3,343)
2 4% (787)
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Our customer reviews

I wanted to read The Forever Song because I loved the first book in the series, and can't wait to see the culmination of the work and world building in this final installment. Allie really got to me and with her loss and heart set on vengeance, I'm eager to see how this will ultimately transform her even further and what surprises Ms. Kagawa has up her sleeve for us readers. While I enjoyed the first part, I feel like a lot of it was repetitive. Allie is giving in to the monster, rationalizing her way into becoming numb and shutting down every last bit of her humanity to forget the pain and don a devil may care attitude. Which, I know, is not going to last. This book has ultimately been about her overcoming, putting others and greater good ahead of what she desires. It has been a story of her feelings, of not letting the darkness win, and of light in the dark hopeless world that she was born into. And while I understand where she is coming from with trying to let the monster take over, and give it to the hunger and the chaos--she has seen a lot and been through a lot of pain including watching the boy she loved die. So, we get a lot of her internal monologue and some banter with her and Jackal to keep things entertaining. Of course she has her breakthrough that she still has that spark in her and that she doesn't want to give her life to the darkness, and it really was the powerful and first turning point of the story. The scene could not have gotten to her on a deeper emotional level, and it made me cheer to see her turning around and back into the character that I so admired. The Forever Song had a lot of travel, dialogue and in it, some action thrown in. It also held some surprises and twists. One of which I almost knew for certain, I just wasn't sure how it would happen and what would trigger it as well as Allie's response. But I think that one of the things that left me the most satisfied besides seeing Allie prevail and begin to change not only herself but the world one step at a time was Kanin's story arc. He has done so much that he regrets, but he always was trying to be about balance once he saw the way he'd messed up. He would feed from a human and then stack their wood and leave them meat for a day. He tried to mentor and teach Allie what he knew. He cared for Jackal no matter how far to the left of Kanin's views he went. But I love his ending--the balance, his peace and a way for redemption. I think that it wrapped up well and I can't really place many complaints on the story besides maybe repetition and my frame of mind. I cannot think of a better way for it to end and I am not sure why I didn't completely fall for it like I did the first book. Bottom Line: Content with the wrap-up, but felt repetitive at more
by Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)
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