Review: ‘Everblaze’ By Shannon Messenger


By Shannon Messenger

Book #3 in the Keeper of Lost Cities Series

Publisher: Aladdin
Date: 2014
Pages: 624
Fiction/Non-Fiction: Fiction
Genre:  Fantasy
Days to Read: 15
Purchase Locations: Amazon and Kindle Audible Book Depository Booktopia Dymocks QBD

Sophie Foster is ready to fight back.

Her talents are getting stronger, and with the elusive Black Swan group ignoring her calls for help, she’s determined to find her kidnappers—before they come after her again. 

But a daring mistake leaves her world teetering on the edge of war, and causes many to fear that she has finally gone too far. And the deeper Sophie searches, the farther the conspiracy stretches, proving that her most dangerous enemy might be closer than she realises. 

In this nail-biting third book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must fight the flames of rebellion, before they destroy everyone and everything she loves.

I am not going to lie, I am absolutely in love with this series. Its equal parts whimsical and engaging. By the end of the book I just wanted to know what was going to happen next! I was utterly enthralled.

In ‘Everblaze’ we continue to follow Sophie as she learns more about the rules of this elven world she has found herself in. Sophie really needs to fight in this book. She’s faced a lot already for a 13 year old and she’s barely even begun to face the worst. This book really sees a shift towards the reality of this world, away from the whimsy to the more serious I really enjoy this progression as Sophie gets older.

This story really evolves appropriately for the age of the characters as well as for potential readers. This whole series gives me a similar feeling to when I read Harry Potter. It may be intended for readers younger than me but that isn’t going to stop me from loving it.

I really began to distrust all the adults in this book. Don’t get me wrong some are really good, but there are a few that are less than pleasant to a group of CHILDREN which really irks me!

Overall I found ‘Everblaze’ the most enjoyable of the series so far with a lot more suspense and dramatic reveals than the previous books.

Plot: 8.5/10
Ease of reading: 9/10
Character Development: 7.5/10
World Building: 8/10
Quality of Writing: 8/10
Stars: 5/5

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