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: not only are the stories true, but she herself is the Alchemist, and Caro—a woman who single-handedly murdered the Queen and Jules’s first love, Roan, in cold bl ...more
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One reviewer pointed out that this book loses the somewhat sci-fi feel of the first book and moves more towards traditional fantasy. This is true. Those who felt so-so about Everless could enjoy this more, as it does indeed read more like regular YA fantasy. I ...more
I wanted to finish this but I had no patience left in me so oops
There is not much to say about this. I wasn't the biggestfan of the first book either but this one was hard to get through.
There was something missing from it. The action was fad and some things were poorly coordinated which made the book as a whole lose credibility.
That one particular element of the narrative that would make me be invested in the whole action maybe was the one that was missing. I simply couldn't enjoy t ...more
First - a special thanks to the publishers for sending me this arc! I recently received some fun goodies such as character cards/etc that I'll be showing off on my Instagram (link below) very soon, so stay tuned! Pst... they are gorgeous!
Light spoilers for book one. Beware!
I was super excited when this landed in my mail - but also a bit nervous, because I wasn't sure where the story was going. I had such high hopes after L O V I N G the first book. That happens ...more
I have done it. I have completed another duology. Can you even believe it!? Who even am I anymore?
But I do know that it feels damn good to cross titles off your backlist. I need to do a lot more of this!
After the events of Everless, Jules Ember now finds herself with a bounty on her head.
She's on the run with Liam Gerling still at her side. The stakes are high as Jules scrambles to uncover the secrets of her past, in order to save her future.
We learn more about the lore ...more
Actual Rating: 3.5 stars
“The only way to kill pure evil is with pure love”
🌟 I wasn’t sure if I was going to continue this series or not, but while I was doing my Edelweiss guide post, I wanted to give an example and thus requested this book. I was approved in literally 10 mins! So I decided to read it after all and I am glad I did!
🌟 Now many readers loved book 1 and some didn’t (I though it was like half good, half ba ...more
The second or last book of the everless series followed the first book's ending. With Jules on the run, she ties together pieces and puzzles to destroy the sorceress. If ...more
maybe that isn’t a famous saying but i’ve created it for this book like dAmn someone get marie lu this cover artist asap
I don’t even know if I’m going to read this, since dark and evil Liam is ,,, soft and fluffy Liam now
What the hell happened?
Last year when I read the first book in this duology, Everless, I enjoyed it, finding the story engaging and characters entertaining. I was really looking forward to reading this second book, especially for a certain character who I thought was going to become one of my all-time faves.
Liam was my favourite character in the first book. He was everything I love - dark, clever, grumpy - and he was the exactly the type of character I get all hyped about reading (the ant ...more
Buddy read with Julia
A guide on how to throw logic to the dogs and stomp on its bones.
Advice #1: Stop making any sense by walking around and telling every stranger you meet that you are an ancient reincarnated magical being called the Alchemist. Sure people will think you are totally sane and would be extremely willing to help you overthrow the queen.
“Jules, you’re not making any sense.” Amma lets out a strangled laugh, and I can tell she’s tryi
"Don't you know, Jules? Everything worth doing is dangerous."
It's no secret that Everless was one of my favorite 2018 releases and shouldn't be a surprise that I was prepared to perform dark magic to get my hands on Evermore. Luckily, HarperTeen saved us all from that catastrophe and provided me with an advanced reading copy.
Evermore begins with Jules on the run from Caro, still reeling from what she has learned about herself and grappling with her new reality. Jules struggles to cho ...more
by Sara Holland
3.5/5 out of 5 Stars!
This review will contain spoilers!
May I just say that both covers of this duology are beyond gorgeous. I mean, if you wouldn't have liked the book(s) I would just look at the covers and it will satisfy me by it gorgeousness.
Before I started with 'Evermore' I was already prepared not to get into this with high hopes, because usually I end up being too disappointed with anticipated books lately especially sequels, and this was the case.
I will ...more
update (1/16/18): Will this just be a duology? I see potential as a four-book series😍
update (6/13/18): HOLY SHIT LOOK AT THAT GORGEOUS COVER I’M CRYING!!!!!😭😭😭
update (7/6/18): Okay but, like, THE UK COVER IS ALSO AMAZEBALLS GUYS I NEED BOTH EDITIONS IM DEAD❤️☠️☠️☠️❤️
I requested this on Edelweiss just now
Update: alas, I got rejected, once again, in fact they have never approved anything for me
So Past me, should of listened to future me, I don't know why I continued with the story, apparently it's because I'm a fool who just loved the cover that much. I didn't have expectations going in, Everless was an anticipated read for me and I was let down, and once again I found this even more disappointing that the previous.
I'm just going to start off by saying I did enjoy the first few chapters, they were action packed and intense, BUT at the same time things happened so quickly. We g ...more
What an ending! I must say, I did not see that coming. And while I do enjoy being stumped and surprised with how authors end their story, I must say that I was a little confused amidst all my surprise. Still. This was a wonderful addition to Everless and I’m actually kind of upset that it’s over!
Just like in book one, I enjoyed Jules’s perspective as she continued her journey with the realization that she's the Alchemist (this isn’t a spoiler — it's revealed in book one!) from the stor ...more
Jules and Caro are back, and are lurching from one town to the next.
The way the story unfolded was okay but didn’t grab me - I enjoyed the memory regressions and being able to explore the above two’s friendship but everything just seemed slightly shallow compared to the first book. It’s lost some of its believability.
Also, I’m not here for soft and prin ...more
She went through cycles of captivity and rescue while the antagonist, Carol, exercised dominance. It grew tiresome, watching how weak and powerless she was. Although each cycle of failure unveiled a clue to defeating the antagonist, it was hard to watch her constantly running, hiding, failing, and expressing guilt for not living up to ...more
Warning: Spoilers for Everless below.
Picking up exactly where Everless ended, we follow Jules on her escape from the Sorceress since her secret has been revealed that she is the Alchemist. Knowing who she is and that she's lived so many past lives, eleven to be exact, Jules is at quite a disadvantage of not being able to access her memories and abilities, meanwhile her arch enemy Caro has had multiple life times to hone her skills ...more
"Don’t you know, Jules? Everything worth doing is dangerous."
What I liked:
- Liam's character. I've said it before, but he's basically the only reason I decided to read this sequel.
- the final plot twist
- Jules and Caro's last fight and their story
- Ina and Jules's relationship
What I didn't like:
- Jules's stupidity (she's not always a dumbass but when she is oh boi does she deserve some bitch slaps)
- the writing. It's not bad but ...more
Evermore picks up right where Everless left off, with Jules in mortal peril and reeling from all that she not only learned about her beloved Everless but abou ...more
I know better than to be afraid of stories.
Jules and Caro dance around each other since centuries. Once they lived as the sorceress and the alchemist, powerful until one day the alchemist stole the heart of the sorceress.
When the sorceress found the alchemist again, she forced her to give her back her heart.
So the alchemist made her heart into twelve stones. Filled with mistrust the sorceress believed to be deceived, so she forced the alchemist to swallow the stones and drowned her ...more
“I’m sorry, Jules.” His words are softer, pleading in a way that strikes a different kind of fear into me than (view spoiler)[Caro (hide spoiler)] ever has. And what’s most frightening—I believe him. “I just can’t let you—can’t stand the thought—”
Please don’t finish, I think, because I already know what he wants to say. I can’t stand the thought of losing you.
What started as strong, pulse-pounding, and butterfly inducing (literally the beginning is one of the best I’ve read in a LONG time) s ...more
This was actually a pretty good book, and I enjoyed many facets of it, such as: no instantly in-love romance (albeit a lot of reactions about close proximity and hand-holding, etc...but it wasn't an annoying amount), a shiveringly good villain, and a likeable main character I was rooting so desperately for to conquer her circumstances. A bold and beautiful atmospheric setting definitely didn't hurt, either:
Oh man, ...more
Update: I've changed my rating to a one star because I don't remember a thing that happend in this book so I'm moving on how ...more
Is it a blessing or a curse, never to know how much time you have?Let me start with this: I loved Everless, which is fairly obvious if you’ve seen my review. I’ve been impatiently waiting for my library’s copy of Evermore to arrive as it was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. Maybe the pedestal I built for it was too high; I did enjoy it but I was also disappointed. It may have helped if I’d read the books consecutively; I had forgotten important parts of the mythology until I was ...more
2.5 stars... Well... Let's just say that I am disappointed.
I really liked the concept of the time used as a currency in Everless and all the struggles that came with it: the poor having to bleed their time to pay rent and the rich having coffers of blood-iron and looking 30 even if they were 60. Sadly, I saw (almost) none of it in Evermore. All this original concept that set Everless apart from all the other books where a young heroine with a desti ...more
No fucks were given while reading this book. Seriously, none.
Look, take a moment to remember every single YA fantasy trope you can, the trivial and boring ones and the ones that have been chewed up hundreds and hundreds and fucking hundreds of times and then spit out with changed names and a 'super-duper-unique' world (read - probably resembles the idealised version of medieval Europe). That's what I think we got in Evermore. As intriguing and well executed as the first book was, as f ...more
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