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(Everless #2)

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  12,075 ratings  ·  1,765 reviews
The highly anticipated sequel to New York Times bestseller, Everless!

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
ebook, 368 pages
Published December 31st 2018 by HarperTeen
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Emily May
I really wish I could say I enjoyed this as much as Everless. The ending is the strongest part of the book - nicely wrapped-up but with the lingering suggestion that there is more to the story - and yet even that couldn't save it for me.

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
May 07, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya, fantasy, on-app
DNFed at 67%

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
Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ah! This was everything I wanted.

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
**2.5-stars rounded up**

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
Sep 26, 2018 rated it liked it
This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription

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
Nadhira Satria
There's trepidation, fear even, in the ragged breaths we exchange now. There are a hundred small and human ways he could break me. As many in which I could and probably will break him. Maybe that's what love is, maybe there's nothing to do except open my arms to it. And so I open my arms, unafraid of the thundering in his heart

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
Yusra  ✨
Mar 14, 2018 marked it as to-read
this series is the prime example of “shit dressed as gold”
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
Eliza ☽
2 Stars

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
Elle (ellexamines)
Jun 14, 2018 marked it as zzzzz-coverporn-etc
Shelves: x-coverporn
the covers of this series are so legit what the fuck

**You can also find this review on my blog**

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

Ashlee » libraryinthecountry

"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
Jan 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: royalty, dystopian, magic
3.5/5 Stars.

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
Colette ♎︎
Can I have this book, like, NOW?!!! Why do I have to wait a YEAR for the sequel?!!! I pray to God that I can have an arc soon. A year feels like centuries (pun intended😉)! 2019 can you come already?!😫

update (1/16/18): Will this just be a duology? I see potential as a four-book series😍


update (7/6/18): Okay but, like, THE UK COVER IS ALSO AMAZEBALLS GUYS I NEED BOTH EDITIONS IM DEAD❤️☠️☠️☠️❤️
Wing (bibliomeds)
September 29:
I requested this on Edelweiss just now hoping for a chance they might even consider me :) one can dream

October 2:
Update: alas, I got rejected, once again, in fact they have never approved anything for me #salty, what are your secrets to get Edelweiss approve your requests? pray tell friends
2 Stars!

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
3.75 / 5

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
Mar 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
Admittedly I didn’t enjoy this as much as the first, I still enjoyed it bar the ending - I think this series would suit being left as a duology.

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
Grace A
Apr 20, 2020 rated it liked it
I enjoy the storyline but the protagonist, Jules, was weak even with magical powers; what use is power when you can’t fully harness it to fight your enemy and win?
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
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
I received this ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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
Beatrice in Bookland
*I received an arc from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review*

"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
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Not only was I pleasantly surprised by Everless, the first book in the series but it took my breath away. It was captivating, imaginative and unlike others in the genre. In short, it was hard to put down and even harder to forget about. Which is why when Evermore came out I couldn't wait to sink back into the world that Holland had created.

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
Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk

I know better than to be afraid of stories.

Story 🌟🌟🌟🌟
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
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
“I’m sorry, Jules.” His words are softer, pleading in a way that strikes a different kind of fear into me than (view 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
Y'all know I can be pretty blunt sometimes so I'm just gonna say it. I wasn't feeling this book.  Maybe it's me. Maybe I'm to blame for my lack of enthusiasm while reading. I spoke last time of my reading slump. But honestly, I don't think that's all there was to it. There was something lacking in this book. Something that was lacking in the first one as well.  I believe that thing to be an emotional connection to these charcters. When I read I want to care if the charcters die or not. If they s ...more
Chelsies Reading Escape
For the most part I liked our main character Jules Ember, but some of her decisions werent the smartest. Maybe don't go to a party when someone's hunting you. I understand the main character is impulsive, but thats just plain stupid. Despite liking her I never fully connected with her. She learns a lot about herself during the course of the story and accepts the risk that comes with loving someone, but it never really changes her or her goal to take down the antagonists bloodthirsty hold over th ...more
sophie.connects.the.dots (on hiatus)
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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,
Jan 04, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
it's almost a four it's between a three and and a four not the best book I've ever read but not the worst

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
Schizanthus Nerd
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
Lucie V.
Jul 26, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
✅ Characters
✅🆗 Romance
✅🆗 Politics
🆗 Plot
🆗 Pace

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
Jan 07, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: anticipated-2019

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
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Sara Holland is the New York Times-bestselling author of EVERLESS, EVERMORE, HAVENFALL, and PHOENIX FLAME. She grew up in small-town Minnesota among hundreds of books. She worked in a tea shop, a dentist’s office, and a state capitol building before heading to New York to work in publishing. These days, she can be found exploring the city’s bookstores or finding new ways to put caffeine in her blo ...more

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