If you have not listened to our library podcast, Novel Ideas: The Library Podcast, you are missing out. We discuss so many different things and love to chat books. Recently Alyssa, Hannah and I spent an hour discussing our love of young adult books and the tropes that are found within them. Most of the time they are easily dismissed because the book is so good. How do you feel about the typical YA tropes?
Evermore by Sara Holland
Summary: Jules Ember was raised listening to stories of the Alchemist and the Sorceress. When she learns that she is the Alchemist and Caro, a lady in waiting to the queen, is the Sorceress, she must learn how much of the stories are really true. Jules is blamed for the murder of the queen and is on the run from Caro and the rest of the kingdom. With the help of Liam and Elias she is able to piece together her past and decide how to save her country.
Highlights: This cover is stunning. It is very eye catching and filled with little details from the story. I really enjoyed the first book and the idea of blood being a source of currency. Even though it is mentioned and a known entity the blood currency is rarely discussed in the sequel. But I did like that when we meet Elias we learn that other countries do not have the same issue with blood. It is only Sempera. Very interesting!
Lowlights: The insta-love is what brought this down for me. She loved Roan. He gets killed. She was kind of scared of his brother Liam. However, shortly after spending a little time with him they are in love. Okay. Sometimes the story needs to move along but it happened really quickly.
FYI: This is a sequel. Read book one, Everless, before picking this one up.