Review: Evermore by Sara Holland

Sara Holland
Publishes on December 31, 2018

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About Evermore
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.

My Review
I think I liked Evermore better than the first book in the series, which is a pretty rare occurrence for me. I liked Everless. I enjoyed reading it—found the concept of time as currency to be really fascinating. Partly, though, I just wasn’t a big fan of Roan. I kind of felt like Jules could do better in terms of a match who was her equal.

Some of the characters in Evermore really surprised me. Elias and Stef were my favorites. Stef because she was so scrappy and Elias for his loyalty and sense of humor.

I loved the flashbacks that showed Jules and Caro’s early experiences with each other and the way Jules’ recovered memories changed the story. It had a little bit of the feel of the movie Memento that way.

Evermore is a clean, original story with a lot to offer in terms of great characters and a high-energy plot. It’s got a little more content than Everless, so be sure to check the notes below especially for young or sensitive readers.

Evermore on AmazonRecommended for Ages 13 up.

Cultural Elements
Major characters are white or not physically described.

Profanity/Crude Language Content
One instance of mild profanity.

Romance/Sexual Content
Kissing between girl and boy. At one point, she kisses him while in her underclothes. One scene hints that they have sex, but no details of the event itself.

Spiritual Content
Jules is on her twelfth reincarnation as the Alchemist, who can control time. The Sorceress plans to kill her, and this time Jules won’t reincarnate.

Violent Content
Battles between soldiers and Jules. At one point, soldiers burn a village, killing civilians. Another man receives a critical sword wound.

Drug Content

Evermore on GoodreadsNote: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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