I have the most incredible book to share with you today! It’s an incredible fantasy book called Evenfall which is due to be published next month.
I was lucky enough to be sent an ARC so that I could share my thoughts and I would recommend this to any fantasy fans.
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Author: Gaja J. Kos & Boris Kos
Synopsis:A monster does not deserve the intimacy of a name
As if waking up in an unfamiliar world isn’t enough of a surprise, Ember gains a new title to her name. Savior.
Hunted by the Crescent Prince and his lethal shadows, she accepts a young Mage’s help to navigate the land of blood magic and its many illusions. But where Ada sees the good in her power, Ember discovers something else.
An icy darkness, designed to take lives, not save them.
The only thing worse than not being able to rely on her senses—or the reality she had once believed to be true—is knowing that she cannot trust her heart. Especially as it seems to draw her to the one person in whose hands she can never fall…
Will Ember escape the thrall of darkness or will she reign in it?
Categories: Fantasy, YA
Publication Date: 30th October 2018
Rating: 5 stars
Content Warnings: There is an attempted sexual assault on page, but this is dealt with really fast as is the flashback to another attempted sexual assault. I, personally, feel like these scenes are really well written and work within the context of the story.
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Review: First of all can we just take a minute to enjoy this cover, isn’t it gorgeous! I fell in love with the cover of Evenfall when I saw it pop up over on Instagram and I was over the moon when my signed ARC arrived, along with the most gorgeous bookmark to match the cover.
So now that we have all fallen in love with the cover we can begin! I want to start with the main character, Ember, she wake up to find herself in a new world, and the evens of Evenfall follow Ember as she tries to find out about this new world, and about herself too.
I love the way Ember’s character develops, from that scared, lost girl, and into something incredible. I really love books where the character development is a real focus, and Evenfall has exactly that. Ember learns and adapts over the course of the book and it makes it such an interesting read.
There are so many interesting characters who we also meet along the way too. Ada, Zaphine Eriyan and Mordecai are all so unique and vivid. I love the way that Ada, Zaphine, Eryian and Ember interact with each other, the way that trust is built up between them. The fact that Ember soon realises she had little choice in who to work with, but that she does have a choice in who to trust shows how self aware she is, and how well her character is written.
It is not just the characters that are incredible, the world building is awesome too. I love the way that we learn about the world of Somraque as Ember does, coloured as it is, through Ada and then later Mordecai’s bias viewpoints. I love that through Ember we also get a idea of her own world, one which we, as readers, do not get to visit. The layering of worlds is so interesting and I loved reading how these two separate societies have developed and coped with perpetual daytime and nighttime.
I don’t want to say too much, as I don’t want to spoil anything. I would definitely recommend Evenfall to fans of fantasy books, it’s a fantastic and interesting book filled with characters I can wait to learn more about, and worlds I can’t wait to explore. I will be rereading Evenfall, as I loved it that much, and I cannot wait for the next book in the series.
If you like the sound of Evenfall it is available to preorder over on Amazon* and is available as part of a Kindle Unlimited subscription should you have one.
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I received an ARC of Evenfall for the purpose of this review, however all opinions and words are my own.