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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.
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.
As always with the ending of a series writing a review devoid of spoilers presents a challenge. This review will be vague but hopefully will express how I felt about the reading experience. Once again, Kagawa was able to take her readers on an action packed journey full of suspense. The pacing continued to be fast and the stakes were the highest yet in this conclusion to the series. Alison still struggled to come to terms with her darker nature (even succumbing to it) but she has growth and acceptance of her new reality.
Jackal was able to win over my heart, which from the first book, I never thought would be possible. I loved that Kagawa was able to get me to appreciate him and even look forward to his dialog and presence. I’ve enjoyed watching his heart show here and there, and the moments where he was able to be the voice of reason was shocking yet made perfect sense. The dynamic between him and Alison continued to be one of my favorite aspects of this series. I love their distorted, dysfunctional family.
The series continued to be an action packed vampire story- sprinkled with a bit of the zombie trope. All of this added up to lots of running, killing, blood and guts. Beyond the gore and action Kagawa hit me with powerful emotions and a few surprises along the way.
As far as how it compares to the rest of the series I would say this is my least favorite of the three but only because I wasn’t as invested in Alison. I can’t pinpoint why that was, and it wasn’t to a drastic level. Something felt a bit missing but I couldn’t say what it was. Overall, I loved this series as a whole and really need to read Kagawa’s Fey series.
Though this was the weakest to me out of the series it was still a strong book and conclusion to a series that is easily a favorite of mine. I loved Kagawa’s unique take on vampires and more than anything I adored her addition of emotional angst and character growth.
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