Author: Sara Holland.
Publisher: Orchard books.
Page count: 349.
Release day: December 31st 2018.
Genre: YA, fantasy.
Rating: 3 stars.
Be aware that this is book two in a series!
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
Jules confronts the girl who is both
her oldest friend and greatest enemy in the highly anticipated sequel – and
conclusion – to the Top Ten 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: She is the Alchemist, and Caro – a woman who single-handedly murdered the Queen and Jules’s first love, Roan, in cold blood – is the Sorceress.
The whole kingdom believes that Jules is responsible for the murders, and a hefty bounty has been placed on her head. And Caro is intent on destroying Jules, who stole her heart twelve lifetimes ago. Now Jules must piece together the stories of her past lives to save the person who has captured her heart in this one.
I was a bit worried before starting this, because I could not remember the ending of everless at all! But luckily while starting this I started to remember more and more from book one!
Maybe because I couldn’t remember much from book one, I didn’t feel that much for the characters. I didn’t love them, but I also did not dislike them. They were just okay to me. I also don’t feel like they had much development during this book.
I did enjoy the plot of this book, but to be honest it was quite predictable. There was no point in this book were I was actually surprised by the plot.
I was also kinda sad that there was not so much about the time=currency in this book. It was mentioned a couple of times but it was not really a big thing in this book.
You know, this is a hard book to review. I enjoyed myself while reading it, and read most of it in one day so it did grab my attention. But I just cannot tell you why I did enjoy it. I can only think about reasons I would not like it, but I still kinda did. I mean the fact that I read this mostly in one day, proofs that there was something grabbing my attention!
Also this series definitely gets points for the covers!
This review will probably not help you at all deciding to read this haha. I don’t think this book adds a lot to the reading experience of Everless, you could definitely do without. But if you loved Everless I guess go for it (not that you would need me to tell you that?!).