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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.

Monster

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.

©2014 Julie Kagawa (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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  • MAB
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 11-27-14

Fantastic, Dark Kagawa

This is Julie Kagawa at her darkest and I loved every minute of it. Whereas the Iron Fey series was romantic and adventurous, the Blood of Eden series was dark and sinister. The romance was there, too, but this final book in the trilogy, especially, was gory and bellicose and it might be my new favourite Julie Kagawa book.

Therese Plummer was fantastic, once again. She ranks as one of the best audiobook narrators out there, in my opinion. Julie Kagawa fans have been lucky because her audiobooks have the best narrators.

Like The Iron Traitor, it took A LONG time for the audiobook version of The Forever Song to be released (9 months after the hardcover was released). I hope this isn't going to be a recurring thing with Julie Kagawa books. Because it had been so long since I last listened to the previous book (The Eternity Cure), I should have re-familiarized myself with the story. I found myself rewinding a lot in the beginning to try to figure out what was going on and where the characters had left off in the last story, so word to the wise--go back to the first two audiobooks and refresh your memory on the Blood of Eden world before resuming with book 3.

One final thing: I started this series with my pre-teen daughter but I think I'm going to put off listening to this one with her. It's a lot gorier (there are a couple of graphic passages about tortured or disembowelled bodies) and, for whatever reason, the author decided to really ramp up the F-bombs in this book. As an adult and fan of Julie Kagawa, it didn't faze me at all, but as a mother, I had to question the gratuitous swearing. It didn't add anything to the story and could have been left out without losing any of the emotion. That's a minor nitpick, however.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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narrator is fantastic, story awesome

I hated seeing this trilogy come to an end. these books r so well written and T. Plummer is the perfect person to do the reading for this. I highly recommend

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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I can't get enough...

I can't get enough of Julie Kagawa's Books!! SHE'S IS A VERY TALENTED AUTHOR!! I love every type of Book I've read of Hers!! Vampire's, Dragon's, Young Adult.... THEY ARE ALL TRULY EPIC!!!

AS FOR THERESE PLUMMER, WOW!!! JUST WOW!!! I really REALLY think she is MY ALL TIME FAVORITE NARRATOR!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Excellent end to the trilogy!!!!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, because even though parts of the entire series broke my heart, I loved the way it all ends. It left me satisfied when it was over.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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overall great, only a couple of catches.

overall it was a great read that I struggled to put down, with only a couple caveats. First and foremost, every time the author wrote that her blood ran cold, or turned to ice, I rolled my eyes at how repetitive it got. the second is that the narrator seemed to struggle a bit with the male characters, but was otherwise we'll suited for this.

the books themselves were targeted towards young adult readers, but with more of a dark undertone than you may be used to seeing in a regular ya book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Kick #ss Vamp story

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yep, pulled me right in

Would you recommend The Forever Song to your friends? Why or why not?

Yep, nasty villain, blood, gore, young love, whats not to like. Check out the previous books though.

Which character – as performed by Therese Plummer – was your favorite?

I like the main character, but had a fondness for Jackal. I really enjoyed Therese Plummer's style and been checking out more books read by her.

Any additional comments?

Nothing you should overanalyze, just have fun reading. It's worth the listen.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Leave Out The Jr High Romance

I enjoyed the narrator! The book would have been much better if the teenage puppy romance were kept minimal. As it is, I would fast forward in short segments to not miss any of the story but I know I ended up at one point skipping an entire chapter that was that teenage romance from start to finish! I've read the 1st 2 books in this series & I'm stopping here!

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love this story

I've listened to alot of julie kagawa s work and I have to say i totally love this series from the first book to the last one out at this time. I'm in hopes that she will be writing more, but it's been a few years. please if you see this, WRITE more. I and others would so enjoy them.

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loved the series!!

worth it to get passed some of the annoying spots to get to the end

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Very good overall

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, definitely. I've never read or listened to a book that had so many characters that I wanted to punch in the face (in a good way!). Great action, vivid descriptions, and interesting concept.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Has to be Jackal, aka James. His one-liners are hilarious and he just NEVER SHUTS UP!

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Tone down the drama. Not everything is life and death.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not really. Just a good book overall.

Any additional comments?

One big negative (particularly for the audiobook) was the author's tendency to REPEAT phrases over and over ad nauseum. This might not be something that might be picked up on when actually reading the book, but it was so unbearably annoying listening to the same lines again and again. Case in point..."All I could think about was how much I wanted to grab him and sink my fangs into his throat." In all seriousness, this line was repeated more than fifty times in this book alone. I actually had a running tally going as I listened. This would be a great drinking game if you had to take a shot every time this line was read. You'd be drunk in no time!