I’ve been fanatically throwing this series in everyone’s faces this past year, and it’s finally at it’s end. It’s bittersweet, but Everafter Song is the perfect ending to this series.
Title: Everafter Song
Author: Emily R. King
Release Date: December 20, 2019
Genres: YA Fantasy
I received an ARC from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
There’s a price on Everley Donovan’s head. Fleeing from the queen’s false accusation of murder and sorcery, the girl with the clock heart knows there’s only one way to prove her innocence. Everley must catch Killian Markham, the fugitive prince guilty of the crimes for which she’s been condemned. To do that, Everley must follow him into the towering realm of the Silver-Clouded Plain. It’s where flesh-eating Behemoths thrive, long-lost gods hide, and an artifact of destructive force awaits the death grip of the immortal prince.
Haunted by visions of burning Everwoods and bloody battlefields, Everley’s fears are rising. Because the elusive relic threatens more than the very power that drives her clock heart. In Killian’s hands, it can lead to the dismantling of the seven worlds. With everything—and everyone—Everley loves at stake, she must depend on Killian’s one weakness to outwit him: in his mad ambitions, Killian has underestimated her once again. For Everley is the Time Bearer. This is her destiny. The time of reckoning is at hand.
MORE reasons to read the Evermore Chronicles
This entire series has been incredibly difficult to write reviews for. Mostly, I just want to rant about how amazing it is. And it IS amazing. Here are my reviews for Before the Broken Star and Into the Hourglass, in case you’re interested. So, here are some more reasons why you should read this series (as told after I finished reading Everafter Song, the final book in the series).
- The writing is incredibly lyrical without bringing down the pacing. The moment I began reading the first page, I felt like I was at home in the Evermore world again. There’s so much magic, so much worldbuilding, and the prose weaves it all together in a way that doesn’t feel like it’s bogging down the plot.
- The romance is such a beautiful slow burn, but it’s more than that. Everley’s and Jamison’s relationship is built on trust, loyalty, and unconditional love. It’s rare to find those qualities in YA these days, and it just makes all of me tingle with happiness.
- The way the villain in this book is depicted is so interesting to me. Killian is always so close to Everley in proximity, which doesn’t feel common in fantasy at all. Usually the big bad is far away and out of reach, but Killian is always RIGHT THERE, and man does it drive the stakes up. He’s so complex and complicated, yet it is so easy to hate him completely. So despicable.
- Everley’s growth throughout the series is a joy to watch. I loved her arc. I won’t say much more than that, but she is by far one of my favorite female protagonists ever.
If you get the chance, I urge you to read this series. It’s beautiful and powerful, filled to the brim with strong messages of courage, love, and moving on from those who hurt you. I’m so grateful I had the chance to read it.