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Everlast (The Chronicles of Nerissette)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2014

    One of the best stories I ever read!

    I absolutely LOVED this story. The plot was engaging and I felt like I was drawn into the world Andria Buchanan created. Her characters are amazing. I fully look forward to finishing the trilogy!

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  • Posted October 7, 2013

    Life was not exactly a fairy tale for Allie, but in fairy tales

    Life was not exactly a fairy tale for Allie,
    but in fairy tales she did believe.

    Raised with stories every girl loves,
    tales her mother shared, 
    so full and rich with love.
    But fairy tales of a secret land they turned out to be.

    As she and her friends are sucked onto the scene,
    which is the fantasy of every girls dream.
    to discover that she is their lost queen.

    A queen foretold to end their suffering.
    To end their darkness 
    and stop the fates reign.

    But war must be raged,
    creature against creature;
    man against man.
    People of the kingdom must take a stand.

    To follow a princess of another world,
    will she be their saving queen
    and save them from the evil that reigns?

    The book of Everlast sucked me right in,
    in that magical place 
    I witnessed amazing things
    And it made me truly believe 
    in fantasical things.

    It is no secret that I love fairy tales. What little girl doesn't? Everlast absolutely played to every fantasy I had as a little girl. So many times I wished I lived in a fairy tale kingdom and was crowned their queen. I have to say that the story of Allie and her friends sucked me in, no pun intended, and held my interest from start to finish. Everlast gave me everything that I have ever wanted in a story, a real life fairy tale, with dragons, nymphs, wizards, mermaids, princesses, humor, action and lets not forget love. 

    Everlast is one of those books that really is every girls dream and if you have ever fantasized about living in a fairy tale, then you definitely have to read this book. I promise it will deliver on all those fantasies you dreamed up long ago, and will even bring you some new ones to boot.*Received a free copy in exchange for an honest review

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  • Posted September 13, 2013

    ¿Everlast¿ by Andria Buchanan was great. I don¿t have a whole lo

    “Everlast” by Andria Buchanan was great. I don’t have a whole lot of issues with this book. I think the characters were executed quite nicely and the plot kept me hooked. “Everlast” starts off with a group of teens that are doing a school project. When Allie picks out a book for them to write there faery tale project on, a Cat pops out of the book and takes them to another world. Allie recognizes this cat from her dreams and she still thinks she is dreaming when she and her friends get sucked into the faery tale book. This particular faery tale world is run by a mysterious being name “Fate.” “Fate” always gets what it wants. When “Fate” makes Allie the princess of this world, she doesn’t understand why. She doesn’t think that she will be a very good princess. 
    There is a catch to this whole situation though. Once Allie and her friends were transported into the book, everyone else in the “Real World” ceased to remember they ever existed. Allie is supposed to conquer “Fate” and create a free world with the help of her friends. She has to find the strength of a princess to conquer wizards, trolls, and giants. 
    I think Buchanan did a great job on this story. I was hooked right away wanting to know what happens next. I didn’t get lost in the plot at all since I felt that it flowed quite nicely. I didn’t like how the end felt kind of rushed and dropped but since this is a series, I can live with this decision. I already have book two in my TBR pile. Thank you, Entangled Teen Publishing and Net Gallery books. 
    The characters in “Everlast” were great and well developed. I thought Allie was a strong female lead. She may have been unsure about herself in the beginning but she was able to overcome those fears quite nicely. Allie had to come to terms with the fact that she is now a princess, so she needs to start acting like a ruler and not playing the victim card or the poor me card. I like that Allie became comfortable in her role and that she was not going to take orders from anyone. Allie makes a lot of good choices that I think benefited the faery tale world and the other characters. I am starting to get used to all of these strong female leads in books. I am glad that authors are starting to right more female leads. 
    I do like the other characters in the book, I just think Allie stuck out the most for me. Her friends were great supporting characters and the Fate Maker makes a great villain. I can’t wait to see what happens in book two. I think the amount of mystery to the issues going on was great. I like how Allie found out the knowledge that she knows by the end of the book and how well she handled it. Definitely pick up a copy of “Everlast,” I think it is a great book to add to our faery tale collections. 

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  • Posted September 6, 2013

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    Everlast throws the reader right into the story. When Allie meet

    Everlast throws the reader right into the story. When Allie meets her friends (and frenemy) at the library to work on a project, they suddenly find themselves transported through a book into an alternate world full of magic. Allie finds herself being hailed as princess and future queen of this strange world while her friends are each given supporting roles and some unique magical powers thanks to Esmeralda, the talking cat and The Fate Master, the wizard who had, up until now, been ruling Nerissette. As Allie explores this new world, she quickly learns that while the world is full of magical creatures ready to recognize her as princess, those close to her may have much more sinister intentions than she first realized. She must figure out how to navigate this magical realm while keeping herself and her friends safe until she can figure out a way to get back home.

    The dialog between characters moves this story along fairly quickly. The reader is able to get a glimpse of each character’s personality and how they fit into the group dynamic through these interactions. These dynamics begin to change as each character figures out their place in this realm and their role in Allie’s life. I enjoy reading characters that change and grow within the story and what is special about Everlast is that each character, even the more minor ones, have a chance to shine. Each has a significant role to play in the story and each have their own distinct personality.

    I enjoyed reading about all of the magical creatures, fairies, goblins, mermaids etc. that populated the world of Nerissette. This was probably my favorite aspect of this book. This is a world I would love to visit once Allie takes care of the more unsavory elements that make this realm a bit more dangerous than I would like!  While there were a few glitches in this fast paced novel, overall it was a fun magical read. I would recommend it to younger YA readers who enjoy magical fantasy.

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    Posted October 23, 2013

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