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Into the Hourglass

(The Evermore Chronicles #2)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  134 ratings  ·  62 reviews
In the second book in The Evermore Chronicles by Emily R. King, Everley Donovan plunges into the roiling waves of a strange new world to hunt a wicked prince who cheated time.

Everley Donovan’s mission: retrieve the hallowed sword of Avelyn stolen by the wicked Prince Killian, who slayed her family and left her for dead. Should she fail, the seven worlds will come to an end
Hardcover, 286 pages
Published August 20th 2019 by Skyscape
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Jul 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
*Source* Publisher
*Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy
*Rating* 3.5-4


Into the Hourglass, by author Emily R. King, is the second installment in the authors The Evermore Chronicles. The story begins about 2 months after the ending of Before the Broken Star. Everley Donovan continues her revenge tour de force against Prince Killian. Killian was swallowed by the beast known as the Terrible Dorcha as well as the ancient sword of Avelyn which is supposed to be Everley's to protect. Without it, she ha
Marta Cox
Jul 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, my-reviews
This is the sequel to Before the Broken Star and sees Everley chasing the sword that was stolen by Prince Killian. Everley is determined to fulfil her promise to Father Time but to do so means she needs to convince those around her that it’s possible to travel to a world under the seas.
As with the previous story it seems that Killian is always one step in front and poor Everley and her friends do seem to be forever playing catch up. I very much enjoyed that we were introduced to new characters
Samantha Hastings
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an eARC in exchange for a honest review.

Another amazing adventure in the Evermore Chronicles that will keep you guessing until the last page!

What I loved 🖤⚓🐳:
1. The prologue explains that the sword is really a broken star and Everley thinks she is a broken girl because of her clock heart. Everley’s character development is truly beautiful as she realizes that just because bad things have happened to her—she’s not broken. Her potential is still endless.
2. The fantasy world expands to
Alicia (Alicia Reads It)
Aug 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, sci-fi, ya

After reading the second book in King’s new series, I have come to understand her writing style a bit more. I enjoyed the first book, but I had stated that it started off slow for me. This second book was no exception to that. It started off SO SLOW moving for me. In fact, it didn't really pick up for me until halfway through. That being said, I still enjoyed it.

A few things I really loved in this book...

I still really enjoy the characters, and I loved the world-building. It is very c
Jul 06, 2019 rated it liked it
My blog: A Magical World of Words

Source: Netgalley. I voluntarily read & reviewed this copy. All thoughts are my own.

I love King’s writing. I enjoyed it in the first book of this series, and I still do. The only disappointing factor is the dialogue: it’s on-the-nose and dry, pointing out what the story needs to propel it forward, but not delivering entertainment, subtext, or character. I think it’s a pity.
Otherwise, though, King’s prose is lyrical, her descriptions are rich, and the whole b
Mrs. Kenyon
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Everley is on a quest into the otherworlds. Their task … to find the sword of Avelyn that was stolen by Prince Killian. Yes, the same Prince Killian who killed her entire family and left her for dead. If they don’t find the sword in time … the seven worlds will collapse. Like all quests, the path before them is not safe and with her heart clock beginning to fail, Everley wonders if she will even survive this experience. Will Everley be able to retrieve the sword in time? What secrets will she di ...more
Becca Mee
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
With every page, this series gets more and more thrilling. Emily King sure knows how to twist your hearts with heart-pounding action and mind-blowing plot twists. I think my favorite part of Hourglass was the clear character development of the MC, Everley Donovan, as well as the relationship between her and Jamison evolves. Throughout her mission to retrieve the sword of Avenel and to stop her nemesis, Prince Killian Markham, Everley learns that the heart is much more than just an organ, and tha ...more
Aug 23, 2019 rated it liked it
I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

I really liked Into the Hourglass - the land under the sea was a fun one to venture to and removed some of the characters who were lagging a bit in the first book.

I did feel that in places things slot in too easily (one problem at a time etc) but honestly it’s good fun to read so it’s hard to begrudge that too much.

I really liked Everley coming a bit more into her own here, even if Markham (and Harlow) bec
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
****4.5 Evermore Stars****

It was a relief to travel back to another realm of the 7 with Everly, Killian and the rest of the adventurers.

I fell into this series to the point where nothing else matters except what is going to happen to Evie and what adventure Father Time is going to send her on next.
Taylor (Frayed Books)
Jun 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Actual 4.5/5 stars.
Review to come closer to release date.

Thank you Netgalley <3
Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received this book from Netgalley and Skyscape in exchange for my honest review. I thought this was a solid book 2. I really hope Everley and Callahan can make it work in this next book. The magical aspects are pretty cool and I love how everyone is coming together. I am hoping to see Markham defeated
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Into the Hourglass follows Everley’s quest to stop Prince Killian and obtain the Sword of Avelyn, even if that means travelling to the mysterious Land Under the Wave. She was greeted by a ship graveyard (and yes it’s as eerie as it sounds!), met some siren singing merrows and discovered a sea hag’s grotto filled to the brim with yup you guessed it, house cats. This book was quirky, hilarious and the perfect sequel to Emily R. King’s Evermore Chronicles Trilogy. It continued to have heart and cha ...more
Laura Young
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Firstly.... how awesome is this cover? Absolutely beautiful!
This is book two in the Evermore Chronicles series by Emily R King. I immediately loved book one and book two was every bit as engaging.
King has a real talent for description, her characters are so well thought out and portrayed that they are as vivid as any photograph. Landscapes are bright and dark in equal measure. Moreover the story itself is so unique it is like nothing I have read before, which
Monica Khan
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019

**Disclaimer: I was given an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. Please also note, there are spoilers below for the first book in this series, Before the Broken Star.**

Title Into the Hourglass

Author Emily R. King

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Everley Donovan’s mission: retrieve the hallowed sword of Avelyn stolen by the wicked Prince Killian, who slayed her family and left her for dead. Should she fail, the seven worlds will come to an end, as c
Michelle Tichota
Aug 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to NetGalley and Skyscape for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

**********4/5 Stars**********

Into the Hourglass is the second installment of The Evermore Chronicles. Once again, we are thrust into the story of Everly Donovan, the tick tock heroine, or as she is known in this magical realm, The Time Bearer. From start to finish, this is a fast-paced, sit on the edge of your seat, action-packed tale.

Everly and her friends (yes, she is calling them friends!!) are off to The Land
Teralyn Mitchell
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*I received an ARC copy of this book from Netgalley and the publishers in exchange for an honest review*

Man, I enjoyed this book so much. The only thing I hate is the fact that I'll have to wait until December for the last book. Second books in a series always seem to fall flat for me and do not have as much adventure as the first book. Emily doesn't have this problem with her second books. Into the Hourglass had just as much if not more adventure, intrigue, and "oh, wow" moments as Before the B
Hayley L. Morgan
Into the Hourglass, Emily R King
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my review in any way and the thoughts expressed are my own.

I’d seen this series around and excited to get the opportunity to read this. I was expecting a more scifi style time-travelling adventure and was happily surprised to find a unique realm hopping adventure with entertaining characters. Everly, a girl kept alive by a clockwork heart, must
Jun 19, 2019 rated it liked it
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4 1/2 "Adventurous" Stars

Into the Hourglass is the second book in The Evermore series and it was absolutely wonderful. I think that sometimes I enjoy the sequels in a fantasy series more because the majority of the "world building" has already taken place in the first book. I don't know if that is why I enjoyed this one more, but I definitely fell into the storyline very easily and it kept my attention the entire time.

Everley is continuing to chase after Prince Killian in order to exact revenge
Lauren Easey
Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
I got this ARC free from NetGalley.

I love this series! When I discovered the second one was on NetGalley (and on READ NOW of all things) I was ecstatic! Emily R. King really knows how to set up a series. I loved The Hundredth Queen series and I'm glad she wrote more, especially using such an interesting idea.

The first book was so good that I was hesitant to read the second one. With the Hundredth Queen, I loved the first two books, but I found it got a little too serious nearer the end of the se
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
Opening line:
"Once upon a time, before the worlds were crafted from the heavens, two competing stars each thought they were the greatest and brightest in all the cosmos."

Isn't that pretty?? I love Ms. King's writing style. She is lyrical and profound and unique. I love her use of fairy tales and their characters in this series.
I think I may like the 2nd book in this series more than the 1st! Is that possible? I can't wait for the 3rd!
Now. The adventures of Everley and Jamison continue. Because
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Into the Hourglass

This book has it all: Mermaids, Elves, Giants, Fairies and many more. This is the second book in The Evermore Chronicles and it is as exciting as the first one. Everley Donovan must cross worlds to find the Sword of Avelyn before Prince Killian uses it to destroy another world. She is however facing another challenge. Her clock heart is ticking its last ticks and she must return to her uncle before it beats its last tick.

This series is fantastic. I love the characters and the adventures. It is s
Annette W
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book had a lot of meat to it, a lot to digest and think about as the story continues. It flowed well with the transition from the first book, picking up right where it left off at the beginning.
There’s a lot more development of the story, characters, what’s going on - you learn and understand quite a bit more as Everley continues her harrowing journey to reach her goals. Her goals and wishes seem to shift some in this part of the story as well and it brings others goals and stories more to
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was EVERYTHING and I loved every single word, every single sentence in it.
It was a worthy Sequel and even more rushing and exciting than the first one. We got more darkness, more heartbreaking story and more Jamison, and that's what we are here for right?

The plot of the second book was really surprising and never boring, I just skimmed from page to page to get to know if Evie can rescue her world, and the other six worlds, just by following Markham through room and time. I hurried to g
Aug 17, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

This book started out really strong and didn’t quit manage to keep up the same high tempo after the first 50-ish pages. It went from action-packed sea adventure to a lot of one-off missions that just seemed to drag on. The pacing overall was better than in the first book as it didn’t suffer from the typical “have to set everything up” thing the first in a series usually do. Though that doesn’t mean there wasn’t exposition in this book that could have been a little better weaved into the
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I recieved an advanced copy from the publisher via Netgalley for an honest review.

I am so thankful for getting this ARC not too long after finishing the first novel! This novel picks up just a little bit after the last left off Everley and her crew are taking an adventure into another new world that may be far more dangerous then what they encountered before. Everley needs to focus on her mission and get the sword back for Father Time and stop the evil prince from destroying all the worlds.

Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
This book picks off immediately after the events of book one in The Evermore Chronicles in which Everley is enlisted by Father Time to thwart the cast-away prince and retrieve the sword of Avelin. Their path is blocked and the World Under the Wave is entered creating its own difficulties. As time is both on her side and fighting against her Everley must push herself both physically and emotionally to become the person she is meant to be.

Once again Emily King created a magical and enchanting worl
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
This novel was a good read for the next book in the series. It continues where the first novel left off, all from Everley’s point of view. There is the exploration of other lands while trying to catch up with Prince Killian, where more of his past is revealed and what he plans to do. Killian is several steps ahead, with allies whom he makes promises to and only cares for one person, himself. Everley and the others have to retrieve the sword from Killian, for it is needed for Everley to prevent a ...more
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
These covers just keep getting better and better!! I fell so in love with the first one and this one is even more gorgeous! This story picks up and were off on a new story by King. I have to say that over the years a few author stick out more than others and King is definitely one of those. Her stories are just so engaging and vivid that when I start one I just can't put it down! Where book one has us set from one country to an island this one expands the world into seven worlds and man o man I ...more
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Emily R. King is a reader of everything and a writer of fantasy. Born in Canada and raised in the USA, she has perfected the use of “eh” and “y’all” and uses both interchangeably. Shark advocate, consumer of gummy bears, and islander at heart, Emily’s greatest interests are her four children. She’s a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and an active participant in her ...more

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