Ever Shade by Alexia Purdy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Reading a book to review for authors can be difficult, because you want so badly to write something great about their artistry and hard work. Fortunately I get to say positive things about this story, but I have to admit for the first maybe 6 chapters I was worried. I felt the characters depth wasn't what it should be and the story was a little simple for a title like "A Dark Faerie Tale", but amazingly it took a turn and eventually sucked me into the story.
I will without a doubt be sticking with the series, and I recommend this book with absolution. When you first start if you share my unease, just keep with it, you will be rewarded with a compelling and lovely story.
Once you get used to the writing and characters around chapter 8 you get sucked into Shade's world and fall for all the different personalities you meet. I know for me the biggest twists and turns would have been the romance aspects. It felt a little rushed, but then again this is huge trial and tribulation for Shade and high emotions can create strong ones, so it was believable. Also the amount of potential suitors is a bit of a wonder, but still it added to the story nicely.
Ever Shade will keep you guessing during the whole story and by the end you will wonder what is in store for this new and exciting series, and hopefully like me will continue on with it to watch it and the characters grow.
Overall laddies and gents, if you are looking for love, mystery, magic and adventure then I absolutely recommend this for you. I hope you enjoy!
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