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A Courageous and Fast-Paced Finale | Review if ‘Everlife’ (Everlife #3)


By Cynthia Ayala

Everlife by Gena Showalter
Harlequin Teen
Image Credit: IMDB

Ten made a choice that defined two worlds, putting them at even greater odds. Ten chose to be a Troikan, sworn to fight the Myriadians. That also meant fighting Killian, the love of her life. Until he decided to switch sides and bond to her. However, nothing went according to plan. The bond backfired, and now Ten must survive being hunted from all sides while she and Killian fight to be together and save all the realms from the darkness.

Published February 27, 2018, by Harlequin Teen is the final novel in the Everlife trilogy.

What an excellent finale to great young adult series. The Everlife series has been a series centered around one thing: choice. There’s a level of maturity in the story because it is centered around a tough subject like religion and individual belief system. In this novel, there are the Myriadians and the Troikan’s, two factions at war for the souls of everyone. Think God versus Devil, in essence. So, they are fighting each other regularly, for the souls of humanity, each one claiming to be better than the other. Sound familiar?

So, the novel challenges that idea, that one is better than the other. However, the reality is that they are just different and suit people differently for their individual needs. No one religion is better than the other and trapping them takes away their choice and their freedom.

The level of maturity in the underlying story elevates the narrative. It is an essential novel on the respect of the sociological and religious landscape of society today. However, it has such a young undertone to it that makes it gravitate towards younger on the audience. Everlife is a young adult novel it has such a young tone even though it has this level of maturity.

Now while there is a level of maturity to the novel maintains a youthful undertone. Ten is a very headstrong and slightly naïve character. However, that does not take away from the strength and power Ten’s narrative provides the story. She is a typical character that Showalter tends to create in her novels, the strong-willed female who does not take anyone’s crap and maintains her optimism. If one were to read her novels, they would see that this is her niche. This by no means diminishes Ten as a character, it only serves to highlight Showalter’s particular character style.

Now, as far as the story goes, it is an excellent story, very fast-paced, fun narratives and strong characterization. It does linger a little too much on some sequences and some action sequences. The tone does suggest a level juvenility to it as it follows the narratives on their journey to save the world. However, what’s interesting about this novel that separates it from the previous two novels is the fact that it does go back and forth between Ten’s narrative and Killian’s narrative.

Again, while the tone does suggest it is meant for a young audience as it goes back and forth between two young adult narratives. However, at least the characters do get to shine in this novel. The different forms as well make the novel fun to read and do make it very easy. It goes from email transmissions to actual storytelling delving behind the scenes and into the character narrative. This writing style is a great way to blend in different forms of writing. It is fun and different, making for a unique read. It features excellent characters strong characters and an exciting take on relatable topics all of which ultimately makes a novel or where they read.

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Product Details:

Pub Date: Feb. 27, 2018

Page count: 304pp

Age Range: 12 & Over

ISBN: 978-1-3354-7043-0

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

List Price:  $18.99

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