I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Evermore by Sara Holland
Series: Everless #2
Published by Orchard Books on December 31, 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult
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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.
Perfect for fans of Victoria Aveyard, Stephanie Garber and Kendare Blake, Evermore is the high-stakes, star-crossed follow up to Everless that fans have been waiting for.
Evermore was incredible, and in my humble opinion so much better than Everless. I honestly felt slightly blown away with all the reveals that kept coming at me!
Now that everything is in the open and we know what Jules is up against. And to find out more about the Alchemist and the Sorceress and their timeless battle.
Evermore focuses on stopping the Sorceress. Jules spends the majority of the book travelling around the country and having visions, while she tries to find the weapon that will destroy the Sorceress. Because she needs answers and because she has no memory, she struggles to find what she is after.
Luckily there is Liam. He studied all things Alchemist, so he’s a good place to start. And he knows so much more than the Alchemist! However, he does not always agree with Jules. And there is a battle of minds and wills as Jules struggles to decide her fate. Does she stay and fight Cara or does she flee, and hopefully lead a normal life?
I’ve seen on some reviews that people were annoyed that Jules didn’t remember that she is the Alchemist. But she has lived may lives, and she is literally reborn again and again. So of cause she is not going to remember. And also it would slightly spoil the story if she did remember. We wouldn’t have had the journey which made the story. But this is one point that I seriously disagree with and don’t really think is relevant. But I thought that I would point it out…
Evermore is gorgeously descriptive, that feels like a game of cat and mouse as the end slowly but surely comes in sight. This was a slower pace than the previous book but manages to be just as captivating and equally compelling.