Author: Kristen Callihan
Publication Date: August 2014
Genre: Adult Fiction/Paranormal Romance
Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Five
Synopsis can be found here.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
William Thorne can’t remember who sent him to kill Holly Evernight. But she is the reason to blame for his current condition. His body is slowly turning to platinum, because of the blasted clockwork heart Miss Evernight put into him. Now, he has to figure out how to save the woman who is his enemy so they can figure out together how they can save his life.
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect. While I really fell in love with a lot of the characters so far in the Darkest London series, it had been a while since I read the last one. And these two characters were introduced in the last book Shadowdance. So I went back and read the last few chapters of Shadowdance to re-familiarize myself with their story and characters. I’m glad I did because I think this added to my overall enjoyment of Evernight.
I really like Holly Evernight. She’s brilliant inventor and social recluse. I genuinely enjoyed her. Her dry sense of humor and stubborness is endearing. She reminds me of a friend I have, actually, who is slightly socially awkward. She’s a lot of fun to read, especially in most of her scenes with Thorne, who loves to push her buttons and get a rise out of her. Thorne is a classic boy hero. He would pull her pigtails if she had them. He pushes her on, needles her with his wit and charm. It’s a sweet romance with two very well developed characters.
The story is interesting with a lot of layers and multi player motivations. It kept me guessing till the very end. That said, I am slightly disappointed by the way it all turned out. I mean, of course I want the HEA, but it felt rushed towards the end and then BOOM. Suddenly, all these things that had been plaguing the characters from the beginning all turned out to be fine with not a real solid solution. Shrug. I don’t know. I’m being picky.
Some familiar characters pop up again in this latest installment, but we don’t really get a lot of what’s going on outside of Holly and Thorne. I would love to get a little more continuation on favorite characters like Miranda and Archer etc.
I can’t wait to read the next one because it sounds like it will be about Eliza May and Adam. Wow. That sounds super intriguing.
Overall, Evernight is a fun story filled with magic, romance and the best parts of Darkest London.
Rating 8 Cookie Worthy