Everlasting by Alyson Noel: Book Review

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Well, I’m glad to have finished this series. It was entertaining to be sure, but I think it was time for it to end. 🙂

On the whole, I liked the quests that Ever faced in this book. It was good to see her make some more important journeys on her own. That being said, the mechanisms that were used to force Ever to face these things alone rather than with Damen felt contrived and forced, as with what happened in Dark Flame. Damen’s reactions to Ever and the important things she has to say are first off asshole-ish, but more importantly than that don’t seem to make any sense. It is never explained or addressed why he acts the way he does Ever brings up the possibility of more previous lives, or the tree she has to find in Summerland.

The direction this took was definitely not one I saw coming for the entire series – but I thought it was a unique and fresh take on the immortals concept. The ending wrapped up nicely.

Stylistically, this book showed many of the same issues that the other books did. I noticed at least two or three words being completely misused (“pilfer” is one example); there is a lot of redundant and also awkward body language (people squint so much in this series!). Parts of the dialogue felt unnatural and odd.

Given all that, some part of me is still quite curious to read Alyson Noel’s spinoff series about Ever’s little sister Riley – so clearly, Noel does a great job of grabbing the readers’ attention and sucking them in! I can tell that even some of the people with very harsh reviews on this must have enjoyed some part of it, or they’d never have read to the end of the series. 😉 – Anne ⭐️⭐️⭐️


 

It’s finally over.

I really think that this series could have been reduced to three or four books total.

I will say that while I thought it was pretty obvious how the series would end, I was still kept guessing until the very last chapter or so.

I quite enjoyed the strange and eerie setting where Ever finds herself as she goes on her final quest. The description was pretty vivid and visceral.

Some of Damen’s behavior and reactions throughout this particular book really frustrated me. I think that it didn’t quite align with his general character and personality, so it felt jarring and forced.

Especially at the ending, much of Ever’s actions were extremely improbably ignored by the mundane humans in this universe, which made me roll my eyes more often than not.

There were many interesting concepts explored in this series, but the writer’s style was not my absolute favorite. I’m actually quite glad to be able to put this series to rest. – Jake ⭐️⭐️⭐️



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