#Review The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa – Blog Tour

PJV Quickie: I have to preface this review by stating that this book was one of the hardest books to read! But, not because of any issues with writing or plot. No, just because Kagawa brought me down paths in this book that I didn’t want to go on. She’s evil, I say! That, being said, I thought it was a great end to a series, even if it did torment me through the entirety of the book. If you haven’t picked up Julie Kagawa’s Blood of Eden series yet…well, what I’m thinking is rather rude, so I won’t write it down…

Review: Allison Sekemoto, Jackal and Kanin are on the hunt for the monster Sarren and he is leaving surprises at every turn. Corpses are strewn along their path in a horrific and macabre game. Sarren is toying with the trio and his biggest game, the three of them have no clue about the rules. Through this entire ordeal Allison has to deal with her building hunger, her grief and the temptation to let her own monster take over. And when she finally faces one of her biggest fears…things come glaring into perspective.

To review this title properly I would give away too many spoilers. So, I’m going to try and keep this as vague as possible. Let me just reiterate my quickie. Julie Kagawa left us with one hell of a cliff hangar in THE ETERNITY CURE (Book 2) and she doesn’t make things easy at the start of this novel. You go through a good bit of time not knowing about plot threads, until things finally come to a head during a battle royale…and then the thread closures are not like I had planned them in my head. The evilness of authors…chalk it up to her thinking outside the box!! Egads!

There was a lot of gasping and then putting the book down – I’m telling you, it was the hardest thing I’ve ever read! I just couldn’t do it – I couldn’t face what was going on in the novel! Yes, I know! I’m a total whiner…but it was too hard! The more I read, the more distraught I became, until I just couldn’t function. I think my husband took my Kindle away from me at that point. He hid it somewhere – and it is all Julie Kagawa’s fault. Luckily, I have a few eReaders…

Can you tell this novel made me an emotional train wreck? Yes, it did. The conclusion to this series was not how I had envisioned, white clouds and fluffy bunnies, but it was one hell of a ride. One ridiculous, traumatic, emotional and angsty ride. Damn.

I did take issue to some things in the novel, there were points when the underlying message of Monster vs. Humanity was driven home way too much. One of the characters got introspective at one point, that whole – I’ve experienced a Trauma, so I must react in a moody and self-destructive way, until finally I see the light because of _________.  While, real types of reactions, these tend to drive me crazy in books. I was also so distraught at one point that I wanted Allison and Jackal to get it on…it was a fleeting moment of insanity brought on by a certain characters suicidal tendencies….I got over it. But, yes, I’m scared mentally because of this series.

Join my crazy…read the books. FTW Vampire Dystopian angst!

Recommendations: You must read the first two books for this to make any sort of sense. You gotta love you some apocalypse fiction too…it’s a gritty nasty world of blood and guts and violence. Mature teens recommended. Just because there is a lot of bitey bitey, ripping throats, marauding bikers…that sort of thing.

 The Immortal Rules & The Eternity Cure

Julie Kagaway, Blood of Eden Series

 

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About Julie Kagawa

Julie Kagawa was born in Sacramento, California. But nothing exciting really happened to her there. So, at the age of nine she and her family moved to Hawaii, which she soon discovered was inhabited by large carnivorous insects, colonies of house geckos and frequent hurricanes. She spent much of her time in the ocean, when she wasn’t getting chased out of it by reef sharks, jellyfish and the odd eel.

To pay the rent, Julie worked in different bookstores over the years, but discovered the managers frowned upon her reading the books she was supposed to be shelving. So she turned to her other passion: training animals. She worked as a professional dog trainer for several years, dodging Chihuahua bites and overly enthusiastic Labradors, until her first book sold and she stopped training to write full-time.

Julie now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where the frequency of shark attacks are at an all-time low. She lives with her husband, two obnoxious cats, one Australian shepherd who is too smart for his own good and the latest addition, a hyperactive Papillon puppy.

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