Evermore – Sara Holland

Evermore (Everless, #2)

Evermore by Sara Holland

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Everless was such a unique concept and I could not wait to get to the second book in the series. I loved the book and was also utterly confused by it because it felt like a completely different story than the first book in the series. It was still interesting and kept me captivated almost the entire time, but the plot felt both rushed and under-explained. The idea that time was bonded to you blood was so cool and horrifying. We got to see how stratification affected the masses and how they genuinely had to sell their lives (or what was left of them) for the means to survive for just a little while longer. Yet the rich could drink hours or even years like it meant nothing to them.

The end of the first book added a few twists and turns to the narrative, which I hoped would be further developed in the second book. In a way they were, but it didn’t feel natural. The author resorted to massive info dumps to give the reader more context and backstory, which usually does not work out well. It pulls the reader out of the story and messes with the pacing. It made it hard to be fully invested in this deeper narrative and historical backstory that we were given. There was so much at stake, but I never truly felt that sense of urgency or dire consequences.

I feel like I wanted to enjoy it so much, but when I reflect on the book there were just things that were lacking for me. I really enjoyed listening to the audiobook and feel satisfied by the way the ending wrapped up, but not entirely satisfied by the book.

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