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Centuries after the Fall, the United States has been wiped away. The crumbling remains of the great American empire are home now only to savage, lawless tribes and packs of ravening Damned-the twisted children of the apocalypse. Most of those few who survived humanity's destruction spend their short lives in a violent struggle for survival. But some light still flickers in ...more
Kindle Edition, 365 pages
Published August 4th 2014 by Evil Toad Press
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Ben Alderson
Jun 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
What an extremely well paced book! Fantastic plot line and characters... can i be a saint?
So this book was an excellent take on a post apocalyptic read with a 'x-men' feel to it! I have extremely good hopes for the rest of the Ever series.

Ever was a fantastic character who i really enjoyed reading about. She grew incredibly and meeting the side characters was also extremely interesting!
NEED.THE.NEXT.BOOK.NOW.
Molly
Mar 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Huge thank you to the author for providing me with a copy of this book for review. In no way is my review biased due to this. My opinions are my own

I will admit that I don't often review indie or self pubbed books but I made an exception for this one because the author is local (MA) an it just sounded interesting. I haven't read a good dystopian in awhile and I thought why not.

I'm SO glad I read this! I loved it! I was so INVESTED in it and didn't want to put it down. It's very well written and
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Liz Vinc
Mar 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
James Cormier's “Exile” is a fresh take on the dystopian YA genre. The book is set in a wild, chaotic world, centuries after the “Fall” turned society upside down.

The main character in the story is Ever Oaks, a healer (called a Saint) with a remarkable talent who gets drawn into a political struggle that will shape the future. Cormier does an excellent job of writing a character who reacts to her struggles in a realistic way that the reader can empathize with. Ever is a determined character with
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Karen
Beautifully Written & Narrated
WOW,this book is amazing.Having never read any of this authors work before,i was blown away by his talent.The story of Ever Oakes and her struggles to survive drew me in from the start.The author is extremely talented at world building and creating characters i feel invested in.James Cormier creates a unique setting and characters for his post-apocalyptic story.I can't wait for the sequel to find out more about the world he created.Gabrielle de Cuir does an
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G.R. Matthews
Aug 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is one of those fantasy books where a young person finds out they have a gift for magic and must discover their destiny, but (and here is where this book turns that a little on the head) the source of the magic is not some mystical power. I can't tell what its source is without spoiling it all for you, but it is cleverly done.

The story moves along at a good pace, there is mystery and a romance sub-plot which is nicely handled.

The religion in this books is quite overt, it is the basis for
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Felisha Caldeira
Nov 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a fantastic book! I thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end. James Cormier does well to keep you captivated with intense scenes and thought provoking questions that arise between characters and their circumstance. Each character is well defined and the story has some great twist and turns. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

Gabrielle de Cuir delivered an above par performance for this epic tale. Each character was unique and the pace of the novel was perfect.

I would
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P Bee
Mar 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was an excellent young adult fantasy read. The author is a good storyteller and knows how to craft a tale to keep you interested. I enjoyed the voice of Ever in the book and I appreciated how the author wrote her. She quiet and demure but strong and outspoken when she needs to be, really the perfect heroine for this story.

As an adult, I really enjoyed this book, it kept me entertained even though it is written for a younger audience. The fantasy/sci-fi elements are not complicated and the
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Annestevens
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a great book. There were so many twists and turns I couldn't put it down. The characters really came to life for me. I can't wait to read the sequel!
brian miller
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great book

I loved this book and characters.I found myself anxiously wanting to get to the end to see what happens.I recommend reading this story.
Got My Book
Mar 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Also posted (with a Bonus Author Interview) on my blog Got My Book.

Real Rating: 3.5*

SERIES INFO: This is Book #1 in the “Book of Ever” series which, according to the author, is “planned as a trilogy.” Book #2, “which will be titled Extinction” will be out “sometime in 2016.”

I’m not labeling this one as dystopian because I felt that, despite it’s flaws and the dissatisfaction of some of it’s citizens, neither the founders nor current leaders of Bountiful were malevolent or deliberately
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James Cormier went to law school and spent years as a practicing attorney before realizing that what he really wanted to do with his life was sit around and write stories about imaginary places. Which is why you're reading this now. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, his son, and the requisite two cats that every writer of fantasy and science fiction is presented with upon the publication of ...more