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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Review: Everlasting

Title: Everlasting
Series: Everlasting # 1
Genre: Young Adult-Fantasy
Author: Angie Frazier
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: June 1, 2010
Book: Bought

"Sailing aboard her father’s trade ship is all seventeen-year-old Camille Rowen has ever wanted. But as a girl of society in 1855 San Francisco, her future is set: marry a man she doesn’t love, or condemn herself and her father to poverty.

On her final voyage before the wedding, the stormy arms of the Tasman Sea claim her father, and a terrible family secret is revealed. A secret intertwined with a fabled map, the mother Camille has long believed dead, and an ancient stone that wields a dangerous—and alluring—magic.

The only person Camille can depend on is Oscar, a handsome young sailor whom she is undeniably drawn to. Torn between trusting her instincts and keeping her promises to her father, Camille embarks on a perilous quest into the Australian wilderness to find the enchanted stone. As she and Oscar elude murderous bushrangers and unravel Camille’s father’s lies, they come closer to making the ultimate decision of who—and what—matters most."

If there is one thing I love about book its historicals. And what this book had was just great. I enjoyed reading every part of it. Camille is on her fathers ship and she discovers his secret. Upset during a bad storm, it up ends capsizing, leaving only Oscar and Camille. There they take a adventure of a lifetime.

The plot, drama and secrets were good. What I wanted more of was more insight on Camille and Oscar. I felt like I got a better insight of Camille and Randall relationship then with Oscar's. I love the choices Camille had to face and the treasure hunting. It all made everything seem real and fun to read.

Of course I loved Camille because not only was she strong, but she listened to her heart. I felt for her when she had to make the biggest desicion yet and knew right away who she would choose.

Along the way she made some very interesting friends who inturn made the book refreshing. I have to admit I would love to here more about Ira Beam. He was one that made me laugh quite a bit.

Now, the only problem with this book was that is started off slow, so it took a while to actually get to the best part. The book did that alot. Slow, then good. Slow, then good.

I give it 4 BITES

Happy Reading!


  1. I've been seeing this book around the blogosphere for a bit but ignored it 'coz I was trying to tame by mountainous TBR pile into some semblance of order... anyway, it seems like I am missing out by passing this one by... I need to look into this book... thanks for sharing!

  2. i love a strong heroine!! i really want to read this!

  3. Thank you for the 'slow' warning! Sometimes I'll read and think 'this seems kinda slow...but is it just me?' so it's nice to see your mention of it. I'm so glad you liked this one - yay! I've got it on my shelf but I've seen some mixed reviews for this one. And hey, love the pumpkins in your header!

  4. This sounds like a very interesting book. I don't think the cover really fits it though.
    It's nice to know that a book that starts slow picks up.
    Alison Can Read

  5. I love the cover for this book, so I'm very happy to read your review. I don't read that much historical fiction, but I would love to give this one a try. Slow build ups can be good.



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