Monday, April 16, 2018

Review: Everlife by Gena Showalter

Release Date: February 27, 2018
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Everlife Book #3
ISBN:  1335470433
ISBN13: 9781335470430
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Edelweiss



At seventeen years old, Tenley “Ten” Lockwood had to make the ultimate choice—where to live after she died. Loyalty to her selected realm has not wavered…until now. She is out of time. Sacrifices must be made, and a terrible price must be paid. But is she too late?

As the Everlife descends into darkness, a single truth becomes clear: Troika and Myriad must unite—or perish. In order to bring sworn enemies together, Ten must enter forbidden territory…and destroy the powerful Prince of Ravens. But there’s only one way inside—bonding with Killian Flynn, a deadly rival who sets her blood aflame.

When nothing goes as planned and betrayal leads to the edge of utter defeat, Ten and Killian will have to rebuild trust from the ashes of their hearts. Victory seems impossible, the odds stacked against them. In the end, how far will they be willing to go for the sake of their realms and the Everlife?

The finale didn't blow me away, but I was content with how things ended for Tenley and her crew of allies.

It took me quite a few chapters to get back into the story in EVERLIFE. I was disappointed with how things happened in the beginning. I'm not a big fan of one step forward, 2 steps back sorta situations. In fact, if I was Tenley I would have been super bitter and all the love thy enemy, light is love, blah blah would have never happened. I guess it's good that Ten isn't me.

The ending accomplished all the goals of the series, but I thought it was a little much that everyone walked out of the Rest. It was too easy of an ending in my opinion. Even having said that. I enjoyed finding out how things ended for Tenley and her friends.

I gave it 3/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.