Evermore by Sara Holland
Published: December 31st, 2018 by HarperTeen
Series: Everless, #2
Summary: (from Goodreads)
Jules Ember confronts the girl who is both her oldest friend and greatest enemy in the highly anticipated sequel to Everless, praised by New York Times bestelling author Stephanie Garber as “an intoxicating blend of blood, secrets, and haunting mythology.”
Jules Ember was raised hearing legends of the ancient magic of the wicked Alchemist and the good Sorceress. But she has just learned the truth: She is the Alchemist, and Caro—a woman who single-handedly murdered the Queen and Jules’s first love, Roan, in cold blood—is the Sorceress.
The whole kingdom believes that Jules is responsible for the murders, and a hefty bounty has been placed on her head. And Caro is intent on destroying Jules, who stole her heart twelve lifetimes ago. Now Jules must piece together the stories of her past lives to save the person who has captured her heart in this one.
Source: Hardcover, 368 pages
Rating: 3.5/5 stars on Goodreads
Thoughts: I wouldn’t say I’m disappointed, really. Butttt I didn’t enjoy this one as much as I did the first book. Everless was one of my favorite books of 2018, so I had so many expectations going into Evermore. It wasn’t bad. Not at all. It just wasn’t as good as the first book.
I still really loved Jules as a character. I really enjoyed reading and learning more about her as the Alchemist. I also really enjoyed learning more about the story behind her and the Sorceress. There was flash backs to memories throughout the book from Jules’s different lifetimes as the Alchemist, which was really interesting to me. I loved that part of this.
Ina. Man, she’s awesome. I really, really ended up really liking her as a character.
The plot of this book was really good. The whole thing, as stated, was about Jules trying to find a way to defeat Caro once and for all, while also trying to save the one she loves. The only real problem I had with the plot was that it went away from the “time is currency” aspect of the first book. That was what made the first book super intriguing for me, so I was sad to see that that concept didn’t really play any role in this book.
I will say that I loved the romance in this book. There was just enough, but not too much. It wasn’t the main focus of the book, but it was always in the background, which I did not mind. I really liked that the author didn’t make the book totally about the romance.
I thought overall the story was really well thought out. The ending was really well wrapped up. I just feel like some parts were a little too drawn out. But overall, I was happy with the way this duology ended! I would definitely continue to read books from this world if this series were to continue. And I do still recommend this duology. I think it is an interesting concept, and a fun read.
Have you read this one yet?? What are your thoughts?
Thanks for reading! (: