I heard good things about this series so I thought I would give it a try. I guess I had high expectations because I was left feeling disappointed. I f...moreI heard good things about this series so I thought I would give it a try. I guess I had high expectations because I was left feeling disappointed. I found Evermore to be a bit cliche and lacking in depth. Doesn't help that I wanted to slap our main protagonist, Ever.
I'm not going to delve to deeply. I just want to share my thoughts on Ever and Damen. Let's begin with Ever. Ever is of course special. She has the ability to see people's auras, hear their thoughts and with a simple touch is able to know their entire life. She can also see her dead sister. Interesting. Ever hates her 'gift' though. Alright. I can understand that but you have to admit it would be fun at least for a little while. The power you would hold... The perception of others... The good you can do... Oh! How I wish her abilities were explored more. So much possibility... There could have been more to Ever.
Then there is Damen. He's drop-dead gorgeous and perfect. What's wrong with imperfection these days? Sigh. I guess I can't blame Ever for falling in love with him especially when she's able to find peace when she's near him — no voices, no sounds. What I don't get is how can someone still be so madly in love with someone who's so hot and cold?! I suppose if the relationship was fleshed out more... Maybe I could have gotten behind this relationship had I not witness the relationships in Unearthly and the Clockwork Prince which were realistic (as realistic as paranormal fiction can get).
Overall, Evermore was ok. There were moments of hair-pulling, moments where I though I had skipped pages but I hadn't and moments which were actually quite enjoyable. Maybe the second book will be better?
Rating: 1.5/5 (the ending was unexpected & I must say I do like surprises)
The concept? Intriguing. The cover? Gorgeous. The story? Well... you kno...moreRating: 1.5/5 (the ending was unexpected & I must say I do like surprises)
The concept? Intriguing. The cover? Gorgeous. The story? Well... you know when a book isn't for you when you skip to the end & that's what I found myself doing. In full disclosure, I have yet to finish this book & the rating I have given is a reflection of what I have read thus far. It's also a matter of personal taste & Fury wasn't quite to my liking.
The main issue I have with this book are the characters. I found them very hard to like & relate to, even though I understood why they were the way they were. Another thing that bother me were the punishments. I felt as though they didn't 'fit the crime'. Maybe I'm weak or maybe I'm a sucker for happy endings but (view spoiler)[HOW was it fair that JD was punished when he was nothing but sweet & caring?! (hide spoiler)] I grew rather fond of his character & enjoyed the moments when he was there. I just wished the other main characters displayed a similar side or a glimmer of something redeemable about them earlier on in the story. Writer's prerogative I suppose.
While Fury isn't the book for me, there are others have enjoyed it. If you aren't put off by unlikable characters & enjoy something that is darker than the usual YA books then do give Fury a go. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)