Review: Ever Darkening by Janeal Falor

Ever Darkening
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.

What a pwetty cover. This cover is sooo pwetty! The rose and the floor and the cracking, and the grey in the background as well, which is funny since grey is not something I would associate with this book - this book is about good or evil, there seems to be very little grey area between these two extremes.

I feel like this book was very basic and just didn't meet it's full potential. Kaylyn was a difficult character to like - she was a Mary Sue to the max, desired by the man her best friend want, powers to saaaave the world, defacto leader (why do the parents just let the kids do the savey world thing?). She was just very difficult to like - I feel like she never questioned things before the book when she should have, for someone who is the chosen one she was very dense and made a lot of stupid, rash decisions - most of which revolve around the boy she likes. 

I feel like the end of the book just really annoyed me. Kaylyn decides that to restore equilibrium to the world which she has destroyed she has to put evil back into the world. It sort of makes sense in the book. So she decides that she will turn her best friend evil, y making out with the boy she likes in front of her, yet she barely feels an inkling of guilt for it. It felt poorly thought out and poorly written.

I think this book let me down so much, especially since I so much enjoyed Falor's previous offering, You Are Mine. Ugh. I really was glad this book was short otherwise it would probably have been a DNF read for me.

Overall Rating: D-

Book released 28th January 2015 by Chardonian Press
Book received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

1 comment:

  1. Hmm this definitely does not sound like my type of book. I don't think I'd like Kaylyn much. Sorry you didn't enjoy this one but as you said, at least it was short!

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