Everlasting

Everlasting

by Angie Frazier

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ISBN-13: 9780545114738
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile: 790L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author


Angie Frazier is the author of the YA novels EVERLATING and THE ETERNAL SEA, as well as the middle grade novel THE MIDNIGHT TUNNEL. She lives in Southern New Hampshire with her husband and three daughters. Visit her online at www.angiefrazier.com

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Everlasting 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Sensitivemuse More than 1 year ago
When I first saw this book, I didn’t even think about what the plot was. I haven’t even heard of this book until looking at it on the shelf. The cover was sure pretty! and I was looking forward to reading a light perhaps romantic historical romance YA. I was in for a real nice surprise. Yes it was historical fiction. Yes it had nice romantic elements without going overboard. But! it had a real nice action (think Indiana Jones) story to it, and it was so good that I was flying through the pages and was so engrossed in the book I nearly finished it all in one sitting. I thought Camille was a great character. She’s likable without being too tough. She’s not too girly either. She does have fierce determination though, and that’s what really makes her admirable and likable. Her chemistry with Oscar is well done and they do make a cute couple. Again, I’d have to say, nothing over the top, nothing too mushy. It was just about right. That’s what I noticed about this book. There’s a little bit of everything that makes it just the right amount to make this story very enjoyable to read. The adventure aspect of the book has to be my most favorite, because it really kept the story going. There are a couple of twists throughout the book and I liked the little story about her mother and what happened to her during all this time. The ending was a real good one, and there is a sequel after this book (titled; The Eternal Sea) which I will be getting. I really want to know what happens and hopefully it will be just as good as this one. I recommend this to all YA readers. You’re in for a surprise. It’s a great adventure story with a little bit of everything, at the right amounts so you will fully enjoy the book.
agapegrace More than 1 year ago
This book, despite it's uber-pretty and dreamy cover, is in fact a swashbuckling adventure full of twists and turns and shocking events. Despite being bound to marry Randall, a man of wealth who can save her father's business, Camille sets off for one last sea-faring adventure with her father. Upon his tragic death, she finds herself in close contact with her longtime friend and secret crush, low-class Irish Oscar. With only him to depend on, Camille must find her long-lost mother and the map to find a stone that can bring her father back to life - all before his evil rival steals it to sell to the highest bidder. The best part of the book, to me, is the romance that slowly blooms between Camille and Oscar. His tragic past and deep love for her is really awesome to read about. He makes Camille feel the way she wishes Randall could do, and she must make a choice between being responsible to do what society requires and in being true to her heart. This book had so many elements that I typically love in a book, but for some reason they didn't come together in a way that made my pulse race. I think that I wanted it to slow down and focus on the romance aspect rather than the actual adventurous events in the story. Since the story was ultimately plot-driven rather than character-driven, I constantly found myself hanging, waiting for the parts I enjoyed most. However, this is worth a read, especially if you enjoy adventure!
Curledupwithbooks on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Kudos to the writer for the plot. I thought it was unique, interesting, and well written. I really enjoyed Oscar's character but I got really annoyed with Camille. I know that I need to take the time period into consideration, but I didn't have the patience for Camille. I just found it difficult to understand how she didn't know she wasn't in love or attracted to Randall.I was expecting this novel to captivate my attention completely. It had a lot of potential to do exactly that, but it didn't. It was still a good book, it just wasn't my favorite
bonbonsandreveries on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Several months before Camille's marriage, she goes on one last voyage with her father. Just before reaching their destination in Australia, Camille discovers a secret her father has kept for 16 years-her mother did not die during childbirth and she is still alive. Before Camille can extract more information from her father, the ship goes down with her father-leaving Camille in the care of Oscar, her father's first mate. He agrees to go with Camille to see her mother and get the map to the stone of Umandu. If Camille can get to the stone before her father's rival, then she can bring her father back to life. With the help of Ira, their Australian guide, and Monty, Oscar and Camille travel through the wild Outback. With each day comes a bunch of near-death experiences and fast paced action scenes. I wanted to love this book. The first half of the book was a bit disappointing. There were a few really juicy scenes that I loved, but overall, I thought it was okay. The second half blew me away. I found myself flipping rooting for Oscar and Camille. I loved their relationship. Oscar was constantly caring for Camille. He saves her life many times throughout the book. It's so cute. My absolute favorite part of the whole book was actually in the beginning when they were on the ship and the storm was bringing it down. Camille ran on deck and was scared. Oscar embraced her and said "My Camille" calming her and letting her know that he'd keep her safe. It was just TOO cute. My heart was melting! Basically whenever Oscar opened his mouth I was melting. He just had that effect on me. I found Camille, while ahead of her time with her independence, quite selfish at times. I thought choosing to marry Randall instead of pursuing her interest in Oscar, at the beginning of the novel, because her father's business was failing was honorable of her. However, there was one scene where I wanted to slap her. She basically was wondering why she couldn't marry Randall and still continue her thing with Oscar. I mean come on! That is so selfish. She only decides it wouldn't work, not because its wrong, but because she thinks Oscar wouldn't like to be considered second best. But I other than that I thought she was brave and had a back-bone. I loved Ira. He was so funny-kind of like an uncle. He stuck with them through their journey even though he would get nothing out of it. While I was disappointed with this book, I still thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a swashbuckling adventure. Everlasting read like a movie. I literally could see everything very clearly in my mind, including music! Think Pirates of the Caribbean meets Titanic. It was great. I liked Everlasting and will definitely be reading the next book when it comes out.
thehidingspot on LibraryThing 8 months ago
When I first heard about Angie Frazier's debut novel, it didn't even have a cover. All that I knew about the novel was from the short description listing on GoodReads, but I was drawn to the story. To be honest, the description strongly reminded me of the movie Pirates of the Caribbean, which left me intrigued. I'm happy to report that EVERLASTING lived up to my expectations... and actually was a bit like the movie..I'm usually not a fan of historical YA. Generally, the pace moves too slowly and fails to hold my attention, but EVERLASTING triumped where so many others failed. I'll admit to my attention wavering in a couple spots, but I was quickly pulled back in. Most of the time, once I've lost interest, I can't bring myself to return to the novel, so it's impressive that Frazier could recapture my attention. I think the adventure - and Frazier's inclusion of magic and romance - added excitement and remedied the issues I usually experience with this type of novel.Oscar and Camille's relationship was definitely the aspect I found most memorable. I'm always drawn to forbidden relationships, especially if they're filled with tension and longing looks. I loved their scenes together!Frazier has succeeded in writing a tale of epic adventure and romance! It pains me that after waiting months to read EVERLASTING, I'm now waiting (again!) to read its sequel.
AmieG on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I liked the book, it had a good, original story. It seemed a bit rushed at times, especially at the end, as if 3/4 of the way through the book, the author realized she needed to wind up the story. I wish she had a taken a bit more time with the ending, perhaps more explanation or detail. Because this was an adventure story, I wish there had been more adventure after getting close to the stones.Overall a good book, I am hopeful the second book in the series will be good.
RivkaBelle on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Beautiful cover + intriguing title = must read it! The story itself in enjoyable - takes a lot of twists and turns, and is an adventure story that has romance and fantasy and drama and discovery ... Quickly caught on to the general theme/direction the story would take, but that didn't make it any less enjoyable. There were a few surprises tucked in I wasn't expecting, so that was fun. Definitely a fun read, great for summer.
sensitivemuse on LibraryThing 8 months ago
When I first saw this book, I didn¿t even think about what the plot was. I haven¿t even heard of this book until looking at it on the shelf. The cover was sure pretty! and I was looking forward to reading a light perhaps romantic historical romance YA. I was in for a real nice surprise. Yes it was historical fiction. Yes it had nice romantic elements without going overboard. But! it had a real nice action (think Indiana Jones) story to it, and it was so good that I was flying through the pages and was so engrossed in the book I nearly finished it all in one sitting. I thought Camille was a great character. She¿s likable without being too tough. She¿s not too girly either. She does have fierce determination though, and that¿s what really makes her admirable and likable. Her chemistry with Oscar is well done and they do make a cute couple. Again, I¿d have to say, nothing over the top, nothing too mushy. It was just about right. That¿s what I noticed about this book. There¿s a little bit of everything that makes it just the right amount to make this story very enjoyable to read. The adventure aspect of the book has to be my most favorite, because it really kept the story going. There are a couple of twists throughout the book and I liked the little story about her mother and what happened to her during all this time. The ending was a real good one, and there is a sequel after this book (titled; The Eternal Sea) which I will be getting. I really want to know what happens and hopefully it will be just as good as this one. I recommend this to all YA readers. You¿re in for a surprise. It¿s a great adventure story with a little bit of everything, at the right amounts so you will fully enjoy the book.
staceybug on LibraryThing 8 months ago
his is what a YA paranormal historical novel should read like. A fun plot with lots of action, a great setting, and a magical power that's worth exploring. Fresh and inventive. The last few chapters were filled with adventure and danger but didn't leave me with a cliff-hanger ending. Love that!
stephxsu on LibraryThing 8 months ago
The last thing Camille Rowen wants to do in 19th-century San Francisco is to marry for money and be kept away from her fascination with the sea aboard her father¿s ships. But that¿s what she must do, in order to help her father save his business. On a final voyage to Australia before her wedding, however, their ship is caught in a ferocious storm that takes away her father and leaves Camille with Oscar, her lower-class Irish friend.But her father also leaves a mystery behind, one that has to do with family secrets and a dangerous magic stone with awesome powers. Camille and Oscar race to retrieve the stone before their enemies do, but it¿s far from an easy journey. Pursued by old rivals and magical elements, Camille must learn about the true meaning of her heart¿s desire if she wants this adventure to come out right in the end.EVERLASTING is an ambitious novel that spans continents and seas, but it sadly did not live up to its promising premise, due to the lack of immediacy within the albeit beautiful writing. Angie Frazier¿s prose has the capability of creating sensational imagery: it is real literary art. But overall, the plot ran so slowly, scenes unfolded with such deliberation and explication, that I ended up being unable connect with the story.No doubt Camille and Oscar are good people, but the way in which they constantly and unendingly suppressed their true feelings and wandered on tiptoes around one another and the world around them made it hard for me to actually understand them. Perhaps this is a product of the time period in which EVERLASTING is set: the Victorian era, after all, was stifling and repressive not just to the British. But I felt that, unfortunately, the beauteous modernity of the prose clashed with the historical setting, leaving me with a story that is interesting, but perhaps not written in the way that would¿ve best let it stand out and enthrall us.Nevertheless, I would encourage readers interested in historical fantasy to give this one a try. Perhaps you may be able to see things in it that you like that I did not.
BookSpot on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Seventeen-year-old Camille Rowen has spent the best moments of her life aboard her father's ship. She loves the adventure and the sense of freedom it gives her so, of course, she is dreading her upcoming marriage. Marrying a wealthy man will mean better standing in society (this is 1855)--no more whispering about her--but will also mean an end to her sailing days. (And this is actually all I knew about the book before I read it! I purposely ignored the synopsis, so you can skip to my more review-y part if you want.) It is on her final voyage with her father before her marriage to Randall when everything unfolds. Camille learns that her mother is not, as she has believed her whole life, dead but actually living in Australia. And in possession of a mysterious map. A map believed to lead to a magical stone. Then, when the ship goes down in a horrible storm and Camille's father is killed, it is up to her and Oscar, her father's first mate to decide what to do in Australia (all with Camille's impending marriage looming over them). William's (Camille's father) adversary McGreenery is also after the stone and not afraid to hurt someone to be the one who gets it. Camille and Oscar have a complicated relationship, he's been around their home more like a family member than a crew member and the feelings they have for each other are far from easily definable. And he and Camille's fiance, Randall can't stand each other. It's like The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle with a splash of Oregon Trail, a pinch of Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie and a little bit of The Merciless and some of the best parts of Pirates of the Caribbean--but really, it is its own unique tale. A tale with ships, love that's not meant to be, family obligation, treasure maps, bushrangers, and the expanses of Australia. Love, loss, the high seas, a mythical stone, and some serious bad guys--Everlasting seriously has it all. I'll admit, readily, that Everlasting is now one of my favorite books. I got really interested in it because of the 'ship' parts but that's actually not a huge part of the book. Their adventures across Australia make almost a Western (think 3:10 to Yuma or something since I seem to have little reference for Westerns) or PoTC with something around every corner, ready to get them and making them improvise. There are some guns and explosions and chases but not much-and not a lot of violence. Camille being such a strong willed, reluctant-to-join-in-with-society's-expectations character also made the story so enjoyable. Camille, internally, and other parts of the plot struggled with where a girl/woman should be and what she should be doing in that time period. And I really liked that it was not a PSA but a part of the story. The plot of this really wasn't predictable. Even when I thought I had an idea of where things were likely going, there was always something else thrown in that changed things up at least a little bit. I loved it; it wasn't predicable, but also never had anything that came out of nowhere. And then-and I'm not saying how to save it-the ending was super amazing and creative and I loved it. I loved the relationships built in Everlasting, the period accuracy that seemed to be used, the adventure (and suspense), the smart challenging of what was expected out of women then. I hope that there will sometime be more about Camille--either set in the future or maybe even the past--and definitely more from Angie Frazier. 10/10 Thank you to Angie Frazier for getting this book sent to me :)(this-and all my reviews-also on my blog: book-splot.blogspot.com)
ericajsc on LibraryThing 8 months ago
There were moments when this book was so perfect and exactly what I wanted, and other moments where I was thoroughly confused and trying desperately to understand what was happening. But that¿s okay, because my confusion often matched Camille¿s. There¿s all this weird stuff happening, stuff she¿s never even imagined as possible, and sometimes it¿s difficult to keep up with it. I often found myself rushing through the magical, mystical aspects of the book because I felt the strongest points of the story were the characters and their relationships to each other.There is, of course, the attraction between Camille and Oscar. Camille is strong and analytical, so even though it may seem that she¿s constantly wavering back and forth about throwing herself into a relationship with Oscar, her decision-making process about him is thorough. Frazier did an excellent job of showing the battle between what she believes she wants and what she believes is best for her life. Aside from this relationship, though, is the one Camille has with her father. Every decision she makes in life is weighed with him in mind. Even as she uncovers more and more secrets he kept from her, she still has a sense of obligation to him as his daughter, the one person he loved more than anyone in the world.Camille and Oscar¿s journey is epic. They face every type of obstacle imaginable as they make their way to their destination, and they find friends and enemies in unexpected places. The story ends leaving me pining for what¿s coming next, because I have a feeling that Camille¿s life will be ten times more complicated than she ever dreamed it would be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A young vampire slave/feeder walks in.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good beginning that really draws yiu into the story. The characters are fun and likeable and the plot is interesting but so many questions werent answered. It is like the author started stuff and didnt know how to finish it so she just dropped it. Itlf there is anseqyal then the unanswered questions might be ok but i felt there were some major plot holes in the story. I believe this is a n,book worth reading thoug if you like the search for cursed treasure and an adventure on the seas. If the author wrote it a bit differently it would be extremly better. The life threatening situations just seemed too easily conquored like you never worried the charaxywr might die because they got out of trouble way too easily. Still it was enjoyable to read.
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Elizabeth Marttinen More than 1 year ago
This book is the best that I have read for a long time. I recccomend this to girls who are not old enough for deep romance but are old enough to understand love and how to know it is there. Maybe the 10 to 13 age. Great book read it straighr through without taking a break. I absoloutly LOVE it. It is my favorite bok of all time!!!!!! Should be a definate buy.
tonyaleeh_2 More than 1 year ago
I stumbled upon this book on a shelf at my library and got it because of the cover. (strange, yes I know) It was a good story. Very different than the vampire, witch, werewolf, angel theme going on right now.All the characters were great. I am looked forward to the next book
BBandReveries More than 1 year ago
Several months before Camille's marriage, she goes on one last voyage with her father. Just before reaching their destination in Australia, Camille discovers a secret her father has kept for 16 years-her mother did not die during childbirth and she is still alive. Before Camille can extract more information from her father, the ship goes down with her father-leaving Camille in the care of Oscar, her father's first mate. He agrees to go with Camille to see her mother and get the map to the stone of Umandu. If Camille can get to the stone before her father's rival, then she can bring her father back to life. With the help of Ira, their Australian guide, and Monty, Oscar and Camille travel through the wild Outback. With each day comes a bunch of near-death experiences and fast paced action scenes. I wanted to love this book. The first half of the book was a bit disappointing. There were a few really juicy scenes that I loved, but overall, I thought it was okay. The second half blew me away. I found myself flipping rooting for Oscar and Camille. I loved their relationship. Oscar was constantly caring for Camille. He saves her life many times throughout the book. It's so cute. My absolute favorite part of the whole book was actually in the beginning when they were on the ship and the storm was bringing it down. Camille ran on deck and was scared. Oscar embraced her and said "My Camille" calming her and letting her know that he'd keep her safe. It was just TOO cute. My heart was melting! Basically whenever Oscar opened his mouth I was melting. He just had that effect on me. I found Camille, while ahead of her time with her independence, quite selfish at times. I thought choosing to marry Randall instead of pursuing her interest in Oscar, at the beginning of the novel, because her father's business was failing was honorable of her. However, there was one scene where I wanted to slap her. She basically was wondering why she couldn't marry Randall and still continue her thing with Oscar. I mean come on! That is so selfish. She only decides it wouldn't work, not because its wrong, but because she thinks Oscar wouldn't like to be considered second best. But I other than that I thought she was brave and had a back-bone. I loved Ira. He was so funny-kind of like an uncle. He stuck with them through their journey even though he would get nothing out of it. While I was disappointed with this book, I still thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a swashbuckling adventure. Everlasting read like a movie. I literally could see everything very clearly in my mind, including music! Think Pirates of the Caribbean meets Titanic. It was great. I liked Everlasting and will definitely be reading the next book when it comes out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read for summer! Angie Frazier is brilliant!
Courtney21 More than 1 year ago
Oh was I ever surprised by Everlasting!! I was very skeptical of what this story would produce, I thought it would be a typical historical or fantasy but Everlasting was anything but typical to me. There is a young-girl who loves to sail the seas with her father William and his handsome and distracting first-mate Oscar. She embarks on her last voyage on the sea before she gets married to Randall and that trip changes her life forever. Angie Frazier has completely peaked my interest in YA Fantasy novels like this. I haven't read any novels that are similar to this one or ones that had so much adventure in it that I actually enjoyed. Usually I'm not big on adventures but I was hooked from chapter 1. There is magic, adventure, an enchanted map, danger, and delicious romance that makes this series a must read! It's hard to categorize this as paranormal romance, historical or fantasy - it had the best of all genres. The characters are genuine and likeable; Camille is so determined, caring and adventurous plus her issues of the heart are so realistic. I connected with Camille instantly and she tugged on my heart with all the struggles she faced. Then there is Oscar, he is sarcastic, manly, protective and very supportive of Camille which made him a strong hero that grabbed you in to the story. The secondary characters are all great too, Ira was so humorous and I loved how he called Camille "love" all the time. The adventure is so unique, I really wasn't sure what was going to happen next and I was surprised every step of the way. Once I picked up Everlasting, I couldn't put it down, even at the times where I wanted to cry and give up I just couldn't. The romance is so sweet and enchanting yet it doesn't take away from the adventure at all. The romance is clean and the language is clean and I would highly recommend this book to YA readers! I will be grabbing book 2 here soon!
Shylaine More than 1 year ago
This book has Action, romance and kept my attention from the beginning to end, I would definitely recommend it! :)
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Shelby Bice More than 1 year ago
plot is weak with a pretty late start, one dimensional characters, conflict is boring me, and im not even that far into it yet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago