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Evermore

Unfortunately, I was not as impressed by Evermore, Sara Holland’s finale of the Everless duology. I wanted to love it. Hell, I wanted to like it. Instead, I am somewhat ambivalent about the whole story. It seems to veer in an opposing direction as the first novel, with a focus on magic more than science fiction. The socio-economic discussions also fall by the wayside as we follow Jules on her journey of discovery as she tries to find a way to defeat the Sorceress. The whole thing is disconcerting. The bad guys from the first novel are now the good guys and vice versa. Plus, Jules spends most of her time trying to remember her past while obsessing and fearing the Sorceress. The simultaneous fear and obsession without action quickly get old. The story itself follows a very rapid pace; one might say it is too fast considering the Sorceress and Alchemist myth only makes sense once we delve into the Alchemist’s memories. There is nothing original or surprising about the story’s end, following a path that one could predict almost from the first introduction of certain characters. I am glad that I can say that I finished another series, but that is about all I can say about this one.

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