It’s time for the Readalong update! If you’re following the timeline, by this upcoming Thursday you should be about finished with Everless, though you’ve still got a few days left to go. I can’t believe how close we are to finishing the March Readalong! And so, March ending marks the beginning of our April Readalong!
We will be reading The Wendy, so make sure to get yourself a copy if you can! Also, the giveaway is still open, so you have the rest of today to enter for a chance to win a free copy of The Wendy and Everless!
If you’re new to the blog, or if you’re just looking for a reminder, all information for monthly readalongs can be found via the link at the top of the page, though I have also included it here: Monthly Readalongs.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading Everless with me. I know I had a great time! Don’t forget to leave a comment below or on any of the update posts to let me know that you’ve joined the readalong so that you can have three bonus entries for the giveaway! And now it’s time for my final opinion of the book!
Regarding the book (so spoilers!);
I’m gonna talk about a major spoiler right from the start, so if you haven’t finished the book definitely don’t read any farther if you don’t want to know!I didn’t love Everless. I admittedly didn’t hate it either, but I definitely think this book could have been much better. I think, ultimately, what it comes down to is the fact that I didn’t like Jules. Not only was she massively annoying, but she was Mary-Sue special and I found that problematic. The crush she had on Roan was so vapid that I was simply annoyed when he later professed his love for her. And we barely knew Roan, leaving the entirety of the romance rather pointless. His death meant nothing to me and I just couldn’t bring myself to feel anything when it happened other than a small tinge of annoyance for the rather naive plot point it served. Our villain, upon revelation was obvious and surprising all at once. Unfortunately, Holland gave the game away just a chapter or two before the reveal, making it rather anti-climactic, though I did enjoy her characterization a lot. I think my fondness for the sorceress is the main reason why I decided to give Everless four stars. I don’t think I’ll be reading any sequels, though. I don’t like the main character. I don’t like Liam, who is conveniently not an asshole (woah, shocker!). And overall, Holland was not able to make 90% of her characters believable or interesting to me. This book got a lot of hype, but for me it just didn’t quite cut it. Still, it’s not a bad effort either.
What are your thoughts? Did you love it? Hate it? Do you feel apathetic, as I do? Did it live up to the hype? Will you read the sequel? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time, happy reading!
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2 thoughts on “A Farewell to a Useless Character and a Semi-Surprising Villain [Fourth Quarter Update]”
I disliked this book so much I ended up DNFing it and reading the reviews for the spoilers. The one spoiler I didn’t know about was the major death though. I felt like there was a lot of potential. The court intrigue, secrets, powers, a LOT of siblings twists, and more. This had the recipe for everything I could ever want… but it was so flat.