New Release Review: Everlife (Everlife #3) by Gena Showalter

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New Release Review: Everlife (Everlife #3) by Gena Showalter

Everlife, the final book in the Everlife series by Gena Showalter is available today! Check out all the book information below, an excerpt, and my spoiler-free review!

 

Everlife (Everlife #3) by Gena Showalter

Category: Upper YA, Sci-fi, Fantasy
Purchase: Amazon, TBD, B&N, B-A-M, Kobo, iBooks

STAND TOGETHER OR FALL ALONE.

THE FATE OF THE EVERLIFE HANGS IN THE BALANCE.

At seventeen years old, Tenley “Ten” Lockwood needed to make the ultimate choice—where to live after she died. Loyalty to her selected realm has not wavered…until now. The numbers-obsessed Conduit is out of time. Sacrifices must be made, and a terrible price must be paid. But is she too late?

As the Everlife descends into darkness, a single truth becomes clear: Troika and Myriad must unite in the end—or perish. As a way to bring sworn enemies together, Ten must enter forbidden territory…and destroy the powerful Prince of Ravens. But there’s only one way inside—bonding with Killian Flynn, a deadly rival Laborer who sets her blood aflame.

When nothing goes as planned and betrayal results in the edge of utter defeat, Ten and Killian must rebuild agree with from the ashes in their hearts. Victory seems not possible; the odds stacked against them. In spite of everything, how far will they be willing to go for the sake in their realms and the Everlife?

 

New from Gena Showalter, author of the New York Times bestselling The White Rabbit Chronicles, comes a series finale that will keep you on the edge of your seat rooting for the characters until the very last page. Don’t miss the EPIC CONCLUSION to the Everlife novels, a series fans calls “vividly unique,” “unforgettable” and “exhilarating.”

 

“Utterly unique and absolutely riveting—I couldn’t put it down! What a marvelously cool world.” —Sarah J. Maas, New York Times bestselling author, on Firstlife

 

Excerpt:

The identity of our intruders clicks. Two Troikan Generals: Shamus Campbell and Luciana Rossi. Behind them, four La­borers I’ve never met. A total of six invaders.

6: symbolizes beauty and high ideals. The sixth sense: ESP. The sixth astrological sign in the Zodiac: Virgo.

Focus! A soft pitter-patter of footfalls echoes outside the cave. More TLs?

Killian isn’t safe.

Panic claws its way up the ridges of my spine, and my blood f lash-freezes. I strain with all my might, desperate to move, but my body refuses to cooperate. Every attempt to raise my arms threatens to pop my shoulders out of joint. I don’t care. Nothing will halt my efforts.

“Kill, kill.” Between each command—desire?—Killian snarls like a wounded animal. “Kill!”

Shamus, a big, barrel-chested redhead with pale skin and countless freckles, slams a fist against his armor-clad chest to gain my attention. His dark eyes are narrowed, a muscle jumping in his jaw. “What did you do, Miss Lockwood? And do no’ tell me nothin’.” His accent is similar to Killian’s.

Luciana, a slender brunette with lovely brown skin and startling gray irises, backs away from me, horror contorting her expression. “I’ll tell you what she did. She doomed us all.”

Doomed…

Is she right? She can’t be. She just can’t.

I look down at Killian. My new husband is pulling at hanks of his hair.

Hopes, falling from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows.

“Out,” Shamus snarls at the TLs. “Now.”

All four soldiers rush from the cave without protest.

I stiffen. The General has evened the odds. Two against two. A foolish move for a war-seasoned veteran. Unless he got rid of any witnesses…

Willing to use my body as a shield, I push through the pain—snap. My shoulder does pop out of joint. Or maybe back into joint. Air wheezes from my lungs. Worth it! Finally, I can move. I crawl toward Killian, every inch I gain only adding fuel to an already blazing fire of agony.

Can’t stop. No, won’t stop. Determination drives me. I only wish it gave me wings.

“Kill. Must kill.” Killian is lost in a world of his own.

“You won’t be killing anyone, you son of a Myriad troll.” With a hand curled around the hilt of a sword, Shamus stalks toward him.

“Stop! He doesn’t know what he’s saying right now.” My voice is barely audible, my gaze locked on my love. So close, yet so far away. Desperation slams a spike straight through my heart.

Any other day, I would have used the comm built into the forearm of spirit and Shell. With the press of a few buttons, it could transport me to Killian’s side and, as long as some part of me is touching some part of him, whisk us both somewhere else. Somewhere safe. Like a fool, I disabled the device to hide from fellow Troikans while meeting with Killian.

I should have known they’d find me one way or another.

“Stop,” I repeat, even as I gain another inch. “That’s an order.” As a Conduit, I outrank the Generals. As a newbie to the Everlife, however, my exalted rank doesn’t really mean squat.

“We can’t hurt him,” Luciana grates. She extends her arm, stopping Shamus in his tracks. “You’ve effectively tied our hands, Miss Lockwood.”

Though the shadows are no longer slithering through my mind, I’m not exactly thinking straight. I struggle to make sense of her words, finally throw in the towel. “I don’t understand.”

“You bonded to him, did you not?” She spits the words, as if they taste foul in her mouth. “That bond forces us to spare Myriad’s favorite butcher and watch as you, one of only two Conduits, slowly descends into madness.”

 

Spoiler-free Review:

[book rating=4/5]
 “There is no power stronger than love, and the greatest sign of love is giving.”

Everlife is an explosion of action and an epic conclusion to this unique trilogy. This is a spoiler-free review, since this is the final book in the trilogy, my review will be more thought based and less plot based. I hope you decide to take the Everlife journey and experience this series for yourself!

When I read Firstlife, I wasn’t sure what was happening, what I was reading, because I had never read anything like it before. It was so different, but at the same time, dealt with the concepts of love, family, and life values. What do you want to live for, and what are you willing to risk for peace. This story will fill your heart with light, right after it breaks it into a thousands pieces, all set within a world like you’ve never read before.

The war between realms has intensified and Ten is coming into her power as the conduit. Ten wants peace, she wants the realms to stop fighting, and she must sacrifice so much to prove herself. She needs to bring Troika and Myriad together in order to save them all. Ten has so much love for Killian, for her family, for her friends, for the innocent people who should never have to make these choices. Ten has so much character growth, but she also experiences so much more sorrow. This poor girl really gets put through her paces.

We finally learn so much more about Killian, which has been my only complaint throughout the series, he was such a mystery and I never knew what his endgame was going to be. I was scared and I knew that Ten needed him, even though they were from different realms and technically mortal enemies. Ten and Killian must be the bridge to bringing the worlds together and well they themselves must get together for that to happen *snicker* – so yes there is some mature content, but hell there was serious torture and loads of violence throughout all the books, so this shouldn’t be a surprise.

I was a little disappointed in some of the flip-flopping and back and forths within the book, and at times once again, it was hard to determine where the loyalties lie. It dragged it on a little too much, but I was still completely engrossed in the story and just had to know what and how it would end. These books are very unique and I am sure they aren’t for everyone. But I love the numbers obsessed Ten, the bad boy Killian, the poem loving Archer, and all in all the overall theme of right and wrong and that love is powerful.

There is so much action, the pages turn fast, and the most difficult choices must be made. Ten has seen so much, has experienced epic loss, torture, and betrayal. This book is a journey and the series ending is worth every bit of pain and joy it took to get there. It is definitely one of those series you just have to experience for yourself, pick up the Everlife series and find yourself immersed in a wholly unique, engaging, and fascinating world. I hope that now that the trilogy is finished more people will read this series, because it is truly worth reading!

 


And don’t miss the first two titles in this stunning series, FIRSTLIFE and LIFEBLOOD! Grab your copies today!

GET YOUR COPY OF FIRSTLIFE HERE!
GET YOUR COPY OF LIFEBLOOD HERE!

 

ORDER EVERLIFE AND GET A FIRSTLIFE POSTER!

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Just CLICK HERE, scroll down, and then enter your name, age, email address, and the order number from your digital or print edition order receipt to receive your FIRSTLIFE poster in .pdf format! All entrants will receive the FIRSTLIFE poster in .pdf format on March 4, 2018 through email using the email given when the entrant filled out THIS FORM.

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Author Bio: Gena Showalter

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, two young adult series–Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles–and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series. In addition to being a National Reader’s Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan (Red Hot Read) and Seventeen magazine, she’s appeared on Nightline and been mentioned in Orange is the New Black–if you ask her about it, she’ll talk for hours…hours! Her books have been translated in multiple languages.

She’s hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming books at genashowalter.com or Facebook.com/genashowalterfans

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2 responses to “New Release Review: Everlife (Everlife #3) by Gena Showalter

  1. Danielle Hammelef

    Your review made me want to find these books and read the series. It sounds amazing!