Synopsis: (Spoilers Removed)
Allie will embrace her cold vampire side to hunt down and end Sarren. 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, her triumph will be short-lived in the face of surviving forever alone.
THE FINAL HUNT IS ON.
Now this is the way to close out a trilogy! Julie Kagawa’s final installment to her Blood of Eden trilogy is filled to the brim with fast-paced action, touching romance, and clever dialogue.
Allie continues to be a headstrong, badass super-heroine with a katana and an unerring determination to take down Sarren. Kanin remains to be an incredibly likable character even though he rarely expresses his complex emotions. Jackal’s anti-heroic antics and abundant snark are undeniably endearing and he, unsurprisingly, serves as the main source of reason among the group of characters when a reality check is duly needed. And though another character’s arc starts off with a bang, it soon degenerates into a “woe-is-me” soap opera, but ultimately ends on a good, if not great, note.
The final showdown is an adrenaline-inducing, heart-breaking, bittersweet, altogether fascinating event that left me saddened by a certain loss but still hopeful in the end. A great book and a great series!
- Series: Blood of Eden (Book 3)
- Hardcover: 416 pages
- Publisher: Harlequin Teen (April 15, 2014)
- My Rating: ★★★★ 1/2 ☆ (4.5 out of 5 stars)