You may not realize this but I am an adult. In fact, some might say I’m middle-aged at this point. (Just please don’t say it to my face. I am still in denial.) Growing older has changed my reading preferences and I have much less patience for some of the junk that is out there. Many “adults” believe that they are too “mature” to read YA. I think they are missing out. There are some really great YA writers today and Julie Kagawa is one of them.
The Forever Song is the final installment in her Blood of Eden series featuring Allie Sekemoto. Allie never planned to become a vampire and her journey hasn’t been an easy one. She has suffered the deaths of loved ones and has been betrayed over and over. Working with her newly formed vampire family, she does what is necessary to keep them and the rest of the world safe.
What is so great about Kagawa’s writing? She isn’t afraid to go there and allow her characters to suffer pretty horribly. As she says, the readers’ tears feed her muse. I would say there were times that her muse was gluttonous. The twists and turns were exciting but heart-wrenching. As a reader, you cannot ask for more from an author.
The story arc for this trilogy is wrapped up nicely but it may not happen in the way that you would expect. That’s real life and that’s why I love Julie Kagawa.
If you haven’t read any of her books before, I would start with the Iron Fey series and then move into this one. You won’t regret it. 5/5 stars.
Thank you to the publisher for providing an E-ARC through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.