Monday, December 10, 2018

Review: Evermore by Sara Holland

Title: Evermore
Author: Sara Holland
Series: Book Two in the Everless Series
Genre: YA Fantasy
Published By: HarperTeen (December 31, 2018)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 5 Stars!


Book Description:
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 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. Jules must delve into the stories that she now recognizes are accounts of her own past. For it is only by piecing together the mysteries of her lives that Jules will be able to save the person who has captured her own heart in this one.






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 about herself and those around her as well. 

Fast paced, action packed and just a hint of romance combined with danger and deceit around every corner and Evermore lived up to Everless and more. This is no sophomore slump and proves that Holland knows what she is doing.

Ever bit as captivating and irresistible as Everless, Evermore once again left me eagerly turning the pages devouring every last sentence and being left wanting more.





*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

38 comments:

  1. It is always exhilarating when book two is a strong if not stronger than the first.

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  2. I still need to read Everless! But now I know the sequel is good too!

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    1. It is nice when you know the sequel doesn't suffer from second book syndrome.

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  3. That's awesome this was just as good, or even better, than the first. You just never know with series. Thanks for sharing.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  4. Oh I'm so glad you loved it so much!! I've got this one pre-ordered and can't wait to see what happens!

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  5. I didn't know about this one but it definitely looks good!

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  6. I need to go back and look up the first book. I have been so disenchanted with YA, maybe this is a series I will like.

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    1. I know you have and I completely understand! There is a lot of the same old same old out there.

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  7. Wow I'm glad this series is continuing to knock it out of the park for so many people. Book One has been on my TBR for a while.

    Tori @ In Tori Lex

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    1. So glad others are liking it as much as I have so far as well.

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  8. I hadn't heard about this series, but I need to take a look after hearing your praises. Glad the second book was just as good as the first. :)

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    1. It's a fun series and while not totally unique, unique enough to make it stand out I think.

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  9. Ooh I'm glad this one lived up to the first one- that's always awesome!

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  10. Love the reincarnation element of the story. It does sound great.

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  11. I love books that surprise me...and take your breath away...Think I'll be checking this out!
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  12. It is good when the sequel lives up to your expectations. Glass you enjoyed this one.

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  13. That sounds really good. I haven't read this author before.

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    1. She debuted last year so she is relatively new. ;)

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  14. I like that she can actually piece together her previous lives. I also like that it's as good as if not better than the first one. You are loving these and I'm glad!(said that way since I didn't want to start another sentence with I)Ha!

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    1. That part really was such a fun twist to the storyline and I really do hope there are more books after this one.

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  15. Love when a book 2 is just as a book 1 in a series!

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  16. Its always great when a second book delivers! Its so hard to live up to a great first book. Great review!

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  17. Woo! It's awesome when a second in a series is that good!

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  18. Evermore was a slow burn read for me but I love the premise and curious to see where the story goes. I am glad to hear the sequel is fast paced. Looking forward to reading it.

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    1. I think it was more fast paced than the first for sure. Hopefully you like it better.

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