Author: Janeal Falor
Tittle: Ever Darkening
Genre: Fantasy, Young-Adult
Page count and format: 132 pages, Ebook
Published: January 28th 2015 by Chardonian Press (first published January 22nd 2015)
Source: I received a digital copy of this book from the author via Goodreads in exchange for an honest review.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.
Ever Darkening had a lot of potential but it felt flat for me. I didn’t quite enjoy it as much as I wanted to.
The story is about a girl named Kaylyn. She is a part of the Zophas, they possess a special kind of power through their Zophasken, i.e. they have ability to detect whether they are close to good or evil. They are all trained from their childhood to destroy all evil from the earth and Kaylyn is their best chance. But after all the evil beings are eliminated, strange things starts to happen in a nearby village which has the possibility to spread everywhere soon. Kaylyn and her other team finding new purpose goes to find the root cause of the problem and what they discover shocks them.
The plot had a lot of potential but it didn’t live upto the expectation. I expected a lot more action and twists but that didn’t happen either. They discover that by eliminating all evil they had destroyed the balance of nature and they need to restore it to stop whatever is happening. There is not much world building and not much description of the evil beings are given either.
I couldn’t connect much with the characters though I didn’t exactly hate Kaylyn, she was an okay character. She was in love with a guy named Jorrin but she couldn’t confess because her best friend liked him a lot and she felt she couldn’t do that to someone who was like her sister. This thing kind of stretched a bit, I think they should have simply sat down and talk about it which they definitely didn’t do but Kaylyn sort of turned this into something else at the end which affected the whole plot. I personally didn’t like what happened in the end, it was not fair to her best friend, at all.
The writing was simple and easy to understand. I finished this quite fast but I’m glad it was short. Overall, the plot was predictable and the characters were okaish.
I have mixed feelings about this book, I wouldn’t usually recommend it but you could give it a try nonetheless.
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