Breaking news! I have finally finished the Blood Of Eden trilogy!!!…..only taken me a year and a half, but….I’ve finished it! whoop whoop! And you know what that means, book review time! So, without further ado, here is my review for the finally book in the Blood Of Eden trilogy, The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa. Let’s do this.
That was the perfect end to this trilogy. it wrapped up the story brilliantly. I will admit that going into this one I was a little bit worried that it would feel like it was just repeating the last book. The Eternity Cure was very much travel, travel, bitch, minor fight, travel, travel and oh yeah, more traveling. So going into this book, knowing that the story was going to follow them, oh yeah, traveling again, I was worried that it would be very repetitive. Thankfully, it was not.
There was a lot more going on in the story in this book. This meant that it didn’t get stale and didn’t get boring. It kept the story moving. Where as in the previous book any fights and drama was kind of brushed over and, I don’t know, felt a bit underdeveloped (almost like Kagawa just didn’t want to spend the time writing a proper fight), in this book you actually got to see it. each big event was laid out in a lot of detail, drama was better developed, fights where more played out, everything was just that bit more enjoyable. This book felt much more like the first.
What I enjoyed most about this book, and the whole trilogy for that matter, where the characters. I still love the fact that the main character is this little, 5 ft 1, 17-year-old, Asian girl who is a major bad ass. She is such a strong character in every since. She is smart and brave, but also caring and considerate. She is a brilliant female lead. I also love Zeke. That poor boy has lost so much, but keeps on fighting. Just like Allie. They are the perfect match. I also really like Kanin. And I love Jackal. He is just such a sarcastic arsehole. I love that you are never sure whose side he is actually on. What I like most though is how these four interact with each other. I love the bickering between Jackal and Allie, I love Kanin being the uninterested, slightly irritated father, I love Zeke and Jackal always ready to rip each other’s throats out, but also having each other’s backs when it comes down to it. they are just such a good group to read about.
I will say that I did figure out some of what was going to happen in this book. Well, most of the big things at least. Some of it you just knew. Right from the first book I knew how things would go down with Allie and Zeke. And there were a lot of other things that I figured out like Kanin’s storyline and Eden and others (sorry, trying to avoid spoilers). Some things where pretty obvious. But despite that, I did still enjoy it. I do think that I waited too long between books 1 and 2, but still, this is a very good trilogy and really does deserve more credit.
4.5 out of 5
And there we have it. I really struggled writing this review. Although I did really like this trilogy and this book, I kind of feel like I have already said all I can say about it. but anyway. Have you read this trilogy yet? What do you think about it? I hope that you have enjoyed todays post and I will see you all again very soon.