**Disclaimer: I was given a free e-book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher.**
Title Everafter Song (The Evermore Chronicles #3)
Author Emily R. King
Release Date December 10, 2019
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.
The first book in this series was totally a cover/bookstagram influenced purchase. It was so beautiful and it turns out, it’s also an amazing book. I loved the first book and then was given an ARC of the second book, Into the Hourglass and devoured that too. I was so excited when I received an ARC of this book and I’m so happy to help promote such a wonderful series.
Some Things I Liked
- Thoughtful world building and unique settings. I love the world Emily R. King has created and throughout this series, she has taken the reader to such rich and amazing places. Everafter Song is no exception. I loved the Land of Promise as well as the time Everley, Jamison and the gang spent at his family home.
- Loose ends tied up. I loved that everything came full circle in an way that felt complete. I hate loose ends and I love that this series, while leaving some details up to the imagination of the reader, also gives closure to many open questions.
- Thought-provoking questions. Most of this series is driven by Everley’s vendetta against the man who murdered her family. There are moments where is is asked to decide between her revenge and something else. I really enjoyed watching Everley’s character grow as she learned what is really important to her. Everafter Song in particular prompts questions of morality (what should they do with Killian) as well as risk vs. reward of a quest for revenge.
- The ending. I loved it. I cried and it was everything I hoped it would be and more.
I would love to read more from this series. I loved the characters and the various realms were so masterfully crafted. I’d love novellas or even more full length novels about my favorites. I think this world and this series have so much to offer.
This conclusion was everything I wanted. It was the perfect end to a series that I am so glad I stumbled upon on Instagram.
Recommendations for Further Reading
- Daughter of the Pirate King and Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller – although Before the Broken Star is not a tale of pirates, a large portion of it takes place on the sea and travelling. Also, Alosa and Riden remind me so much of Everley and Jamison.
- Everless and Evermore by Sara Holland – I think these books are similar to Before the Broken Star because of the time element. Everley constantly worries about living on borrowed time and not knowing when her time will run out. The setting of Everless has an interesting take on life, immortality, and the idea of borrowed time.
- Dark Breaks the Dawn and Bright Burns the Night by Sara B. Larson – this is another story with an interesting concept of time. Also, there are strong parallels between the plot through elements such as romance, curses, and family legacies.