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Everealm

(Everealm #1)

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Librarian Note: Alternate Cover Edition for ASIN: B00OGRW8L2.

Breestlin cannot escape her destiny to become ruler of her father's kingdom, but she never planned to become queen at twenty-three years of age. Upon the return of her first love, Rowan, Bree must quickly learn how to adapt to both her new responsibilities as a ruler and her inability to suppress her feelings for
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Kindle Edition, 284 pages
Published October 31st 2014
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Crina (Reading Addict)
I decided to pick this up due to the cover and the synopsis, which sounded pretty good. But it wasn't as good as I expected it to be. I couldn't connect with the characters, the writing style was just ok and nothing gripped me to continue the story, just my personal desire, and the plot... a bit weak and simple for my taste. But maybe just because it's the first one. We'll see.
I don't know if I would recommend this and to whom... and I don't understand either how it has so many 4 and 5 stars.
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angela
Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent, excellent book. This was such a great book a superb story, characters are very relatable. This is the type of book once you start, you don't stop till it's done. I am starting book two now :)
J.D. Wright
Oct 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
**Note from the author - How Everealm came to be...**

P.S. For anyone considering reading the Everealm Series, please note (as the description states) that there is adult content. Feel free to ask me if you want more details. But you have been warned... *smiles innocently*

I noticed that a few of my fellow authors have utilized their review space to share a note with their readers/potential readers, so I thought I would do the same and tell you a little about how this book series came to be!

In
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Shealea
Dec 21, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I received a free digital copy of this book (via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, J.D. Wright!

To be honest, third person omniscient point of view is a hit-or-miss kind of deal with me. I slightly prefer first person POVs because reading in first person feels like somehow being in the mind of the character, making the experience all the more intimate and personal. Additionally, using this sort of POV draws the attention and focus towards a specific character, typically the
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Karla
The beginning of the book was good, but it plateaued out in parts and got a little boring. I think there could have been a better storyline. The chemistry between Bree and Rowan was believable, but it needed a touch of something more, All in all a pleasurable read.
Aneesa
I received this book in an exchange for an honest review

First of all the name of the book, Everealm don't you think that sounds like something majestic? I do :)

I really did like Bree, Rowan and Sid. They were definietly interesting characters. What I like most about this book is, how it deals with the concept of empowerment. Like today in society, empowerment is only seen as male dominance and women as weakling. Similarly, in this book both Bree and Sid are shown dealing with this in subtle
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Carla
Apr 24, 2016 rated it did not like it
DNF (41%)

**I received a free copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

This had been on my TBR list for a while, so I was very excited when I saw it on NetGalley and had the chance to request it.

One of the things I really liked about this was that it included a map, I don't know why, but I love it when books include maps. The history about the war and the wizards battling each other was pretty cool too, I did like that.

Sadly, I didn't enjoy this as much as I thought I would. The
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Nia Ireland
Jan 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story revolved around a generation of young adults destined to take over the responsibility of running a thriving kingdom, following the death of the king.
I found each and every one of the main characters fascinating and each one played a pivotal role in the story rather than one or two main personalities and a selection of supporting characters. I mentioned in my previous post that I was getting a bit bored with vague and indistinct personalities, but this was an absolute pleasure to read
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books are love
Jan 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a different and unique beginning to what I think will be a wonderful series. The book focuses on relationships and the building of the world. We get the history of the characters and what is going on in the now. What is also given is a beginning of the danger that lies ahead. There is so many interesting stories happening and yet they are intertwine. I felt the most for Rowan in this story. I know you would think Rowan and Bree for they both went through the same ordeal kind of but not ...more
Catherine
I received a copy of this book through Netgalley for an honest review.

First of all, this book is really more of a romance than anything else. I like romantic fantasy books a lot, so I was eager to dive in. It's standard fantasy fare, with wizards and royalty and that sort of thing. The world building is a bit flat; while there was some interesting history at the beginning of a book (though it's related in a huge infodump), we didn't get a sense of anything that happened more than 100 years in
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Shakera
Dec 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Where to begin? This book has everything! Wizards, kingdoms, fantastic villains, and love. There was everything to love about this book. The only thing to hate were the villains… a great sign that they were well written.

Bree is set to be the Queen and to protect her kingdom, she needs the help of Dagan the wizard, Rowan the assassin/knight in training, and Sidonie the Sabra (the equivalent to the Amazons). Together they must save the kingdom from Bree’s estranged uncle, Silas, that has his own
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Laura  Hernandez (TheVoluptuousBkDiva/YABkDivas)
I received a free copy of this book when I signed up to host the review tour via YA Bound Book Tours. I made no guarantee of a favorable review and the opinions expressed here are my own.

Before I begin let me say that I found the cover of this book to be pleasing to the eye.

Now, if you love reading books about royalty and their drama filled lives then you will definitely want to read this and if you also enjoy romance, then know that you have hit the jackpot. The story line kept me glued to
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Monique
Jan 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I received a copy of this book through NetGalley

This was 3.5 stars for me but I definitely think it could be a great read for some.

The story as a whole is really well crafted and the characters are great - there is a little bit of everything in this book.
Gina Wynn
Unfortunately, this wasn't a book for me. It has a beautiful cover, an attractive blurb, a great premise, and a writing style I just couldn't get along with. I found it to be mostly telling, and I didn't feel immersed in the world or invested in the characters.
Rekha
Aug 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
This review can also be found at http://www.millionbookmill.blogspot.com

**The author provided me with a copy via YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an HONEST review**

First of all, that cover is gorgeous! The shade of green is so pretty! Second, that synopsis makes me want to jump in joy saying "YES ANOTHER BOOK WITH ROYALS AND SCANDALOUS ROMANCE!" Lastly, I really, really, really loved the book.

Plot:
I love books with royalty and scandalous romance. I just.. it's one of the only kinds of romance
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Mikayla Gray
I've tried to start this review so many times, only to think of something I liked even more and start all over again, so I'll keep it simple. I freaking loved this book! It all kicks off in the land of Everealm, where 23 year old Bree has just been crowned Queen after her father's death. Desperately in love with her childhood friend Rowan who is the son of a knight and so not a suitable husband, she struggles to reconcile her head and her heart as she inherits a throne now under threat from her ...more
Haddie
Aug 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I received an e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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LucyFoxxie13
Jan 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would like to hereby state that I have received a copy of this book from Net Galley in return of an honest review. I made no guarantee of a favorable review and the opinions expressed here are my own. Thank you.

Everealm. The title of the book sounds so magical and mystical to me that I was very determined to read it as soon as it was done downloaded into my Kindle app on my Asus smart phone. I did and then requested for Wildfire (Book Two of the Everealm Series). Both I had finished in a days
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Sierra Mitchell
Dec 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks
**I received an ebook version for review from NetGalley**

The book starts off with a very fast pace, which is something I don't mind. I was a little confused with the dynamic of the relationship between Rowan (the son of the First Knight of the King) and Bree (Princess of Junacave) at first. One minute she's flipping out on him, and the next she's smiling and trying to kiss him. Right off the bat the prologue made me uncomfortable. It was a little uncomfortable to read about an intense make out
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Laura Greenwood
Nov 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Title: Everealm
Series: Everealm (#1)
Author: J D Wright
From: Netgalley
Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: 31st October 2014
Challenges: 2015 Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge
Links: Goodreads - Amazon

At 14, Bree has her first kiss with Rowan. At 16 she gives him far more. But when her parents, the King and Queen, find out they separate the two of them. But after seven years apart, when the death of her father and Bree's coronation brings them back together,
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Brygitt Pfaff
Apr 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My Synopsis / Review ~

Everealm is a very charming book. I love romantic conflict. The main story follows Breestlin (Bree) the new queen of Junacave, a prosperous and peaceful kingdom in Everealm. Her father, the preceding king has just passed away, she is just crowned Queen, then all of the sudden she sees her long lost summer love, Rowan, the boy who gave her, her first kiss, also the one who took her innocence. And then he disappears. For 7 years. And now he shows up again - at her coronation
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Lauralee
Bree has been in love with Rowan since she was a child. However because she was heir to her kingdom, Rowan was an unsuitable groom for the princess. Her parents separated them apart. On the day of her coronation, Bree sees Rowan for the first time. As she tries to suppress her love for Rowan, she finds out that her kingdom is in danger. Her uncle, Silas, eyes her throne. She realizes that having a wizard to aid her will prevent the problem. Can Bree save her kingdom and find a way to for her and ...more
N.W. Moors
I received this book as an ARC from Netgalley for an honest review.
Bree is a princess in Everealm. She has been in love with Rowan since she was fourteen years old. Unfortunately, he is not considered suitable and the fact that they went a little too far at one point means that he has been sent away to work as an assassin. When her father dies, Bree becomes Queen and there is the somewhat predictable story where Bree, Rowan, Dagan the wizard and others have to fight to save the kingdom from
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Ana Quiambao
Feb 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Plot:

After the death of his father, the King of Junacave, Breestlin is crowned the new queen. Trying hard to be the good monarch for the kingdom, just like her father, Breestlin has her hands full. But with the return of her past love Rowan, the search for a new wizard for her kingdom’s protection and his father’s half-brother trying to take the kingdom away from her, Breestlin seems to need more than a pair of hands.

Summary

A captivating story with the perfect touch of humor.
Honestly speaking,
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Renee
Nov 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, read-again
Bree always knew she would rule, she just didn't know it would be so soon. As a 23 year old newly crowned queen, she isn't sure she's ready for the responsibility. And although the kingdom has been at peace for years, that peace will not last when her uncle decides her throne should be his.

Everealm is a charming book that anyone would love to read!! Full of danger, romance, magic, mystery, and so much more, no matter your age you will enjoy this book!
J.D.W. brings Everealm to life in an
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Selena
May 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I so was not ready for this book! I’m hooked. Sleep? What’s that? Work? Now?
OK, so the book begins when Bree is a young girl and begins to realize the friendship she has had with Rowan has turned into something more. She is the daughter of Frederick II, the king of Junacave. He is the son of the First Knight, not nobility, this love she feels can never be.
We fast-forward to seven years later, Bree is 23. Her father, before death, turns Junacave over to her in a coronation that brings more than
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Stephanie
Sep 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, 2015, netgalley
*I received an ecopy of this book from netgalley*

I had seen this book around and when I saw the blurb I really wanted to read it since it sounded right up my alley, so I was super excited when I found it on netgalley and I read it as soon as I could. This book was everything I wanted and a little bit more!
I really liked how it got right to the point and just kept moving I had a hard time putting it down, the multiple points of view were a big reason for that because I loved reading all the
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Amy
Jan 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.8/4.0ish

Over all I did enjoy this book. I was looking for something a little more adult since I've been reading a lot of young adult lately. I wasn't disappointed ;)
I guess my main problem was that I didn't really enjoy Bree as much as the other characters. I didn't really dislike her but, seeing as she's the main character, I expect a lot more out of her. The other characters seem to over shadow her. I guess I was looking for more of a badass, I don't need a man to help me run my country
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Hyosun Song
Received as an ARC from NetGalley

I don't read romance novels very often anymore as I find them to be too cliched after a while, however I decided to give Everealm a try mainly because the covers were way too pretty to pass up. The story itself is fairly interesting and isn't very stereotypical of the romance genre, very much a stereotypical fantasy book but I'm more okay with that. The characters are not particularly unique but the men are dreamy anyways. The amount of couples that were
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Jaclyn
Jan 30, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sent-for-review
I wanted to read this because I love fantasy settings with castles, knights, wizards, etc. Some characters did grow on me and I enjoyed how we got a little bit of time with each of them. I like that this is the story of the younger generation moving in to replace some of the older generation in some huge shoes to fill.

The Bad

There are so many mentions of rape that I just couldn't get past. The rape with the fairy flashback that Rowen had served no purpose but to show that fairies existed and
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J.D. Wright is a military wife, mother of four, and author of romance, paranormal, and fantasy romance books filled with strong-willed heroines, swoon-worthy heroes, and sprinkled with humor and adventure. J.D. creates artistry in many ways, as a baker and cake artist by day and author by night. You can usually find her typing away at the computer or covered in frosting.

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