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.
Wow. Just wow. This is how you write a trilogy. So many times trilogies seem to fall flat, but that was so far from the case here. I can't remember the last time I was so enthralled and impressed with an entire series like this. To be honest I'm a bit of a loss at what to say about this book that isn't just sheer fan girling or spoilery things, so please bear with me on this one.
As much as I love the setting and plot line of this series, it is the characters and the dynamics between them that really take it over the edge for me. You have Allison and Jackal with their completely antagonistic yet strong sibling bond that defies reason. I mean the dude is crazy and can't be trusted, or so she thinks. Yet he kept surprising her, all the while keeping her on her toes while he tormented her relentlessly. Then you have the strong fatherly bond from the stoic yet tortured Kanin, who largely puts up with Allison and Jackal's antics, but also isn't afraid to shut them up when necessary. But above all I most loved Allison herself. She's come such a long way and battled fiercely against her inner demons only to fall again and again, yet still finds a way to pick herself back up again. I loved her even more in this book as the roles between her and Zeke changed. I won't say anything more about that than to just say, wow was that a bumpy ride to the end, but more than worth the journey!
From the first page of this series to the very last one, I was completely captivated, THE FOREVER SONG most of all. From the amazing cast of characters to the nail biting plot there wasn't a single dull moment, and i loved every second. The only negative thing I can say about this book is that it ended. This series should be on every paranormal and post-apocalyptic lovers must read list. Five stars just isn't enough.
(Received a copy from the publisher via Netgalley)