I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Ever Darkening by Janeal Falor
on January 28th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Fantasy & Magic, YA, Young Adult
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Perfection. Goodness. Elimination of evil. It's what seventeen-year-old Kaylyn has trained her entire life to achieve. But no one is prepared for the consequences of her actually defeating all evil people on the planet. Finally successful in her mission, Kaylyn faces an unfamiliar world, full of good people doing good things, in which she no longer has purpose.
When the skies grow dark, and a stranger from another village pleads for her help, her instincts roar to life. It turns out their perfect world isn't exactly what it seems. Kaylyn's new quest, harder than any she's been on before, will rip apart her friendships, her life, and her soul more than any evil man ever managed to.
I was very excited to read this new book from Janeal Falor, I am a big fan of her Mine series and was looking forward to what story she had to tell next. The concept of this book was interesting however I was just a little confused about the entire world this took place in. The main character Kaylyn destroyed the last evil in the world and now the world was only made up of good. But of course you can’t have good without evil so the world needs balance and it creates evil. I was confused with how all the evil in the world only lived by their village? How big is this world that they were able to get rid of it all. Then a stranger from another village comes to ask for help because a dark cloud has formed over their village, so a group of warriors from Kaylyn’s village leave to help the stranger. This is a village they have never been to but if they defeated the evil didn’t they have to leave the village they lived in and see other villages? The travel to get to the other village was kind of spooky, even when they go into the forest but I just felt like it was missing something. By the time it gets to the end you kind of figure out what is going to happen but even that gets a little confusing and opens more questions from me. I was very confused by the world build of this book and as much as I like the idea of it somehow it sort of just fell apart for me.
Kaylyn was an ok main character, I liked her however as the leader of this group she was a very weak person, scared of everything and I was hoping for a bad-ass heroine. Jorrin, I adored him and thought he would have made an excellent leader, I even loved Marsa her best friend, both of them were a lot stronger characters than Kaylyn and seemed to have a stronger character build than Kaylyn. I was also hoping for a bit more character build to really get to know these characters and the villagers but I just never happened.
Since I felt like the story and the world build did mess very well together and the characters didn’t really come together like I had hoped I gave this book a 3 stars. It was just a bit confusing and left me with lots of unanswered questions
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