Let’s talk about trilogies. I have a confession, before we really dive in. I have a serious issue with not finishing trilogies. The reasons vary but it’s usually because I don’t want the story to end. If I read the last book, there’s nothing else to read. But now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, let’s talk about trilogies. I have not finished all of the below yet.
Ever the Hunted Series by Erin Summerill
- Ever the Hunted ⭐⭐⭐
- Ever the Brave ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Once a King
Ever the Hunted was one of those books that sat on my shelf (and TBR list) for a while before I actually picked it up to read it. But, after fully diving into bookstagram, I was convinced to finally pick it up. I had nothing against it, but for some reason, I bought it, and never actually read it.
I definitely had problems with the first book. The main characters often acted irrationally and tried to lie to each other to “protect” the other. I found that quite irritating since the story is told in alternating POV. As the reader, I knew the full story and found their fighting and lying to be quite tiresome.
However, despite my lukewarm feelings for Ever the Hunted, I read Ever the Brave on the same day. I liked this book much more. I thought some of the plot twists were predictable but, I liked the story so much more. I thought the changes made were much-needed and really elevated the series.
While I have not actually read Once a King yet, I really like the idea of a trilogy that’s actually a duology with a spin-off. I was glad to see the characters chosen for this spin off as they were some of my favorites from the original two books.
Overall, this series (although unfinished by me), is just ok. It’s a simple story with a nice conclusion and a spin-off that provides closure for some minor characters from the main storyline. Would I recommend it? Yes. Is it the best series I have ever read? No, not even close.