Monday, 17 February 2014

Evade (Ever #2) by Jessa Russo

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Jessa Russo.
Evade (Ever, #2)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
In this thrilling sequel, Ever Van Ruysdael's race to beat the odds—and the clock—begins with the introduction of an integral part of her past. As secrets are revealed, and truths uncovered, she learns her imminent death is the least of her problems: Ariadne did more than just put an expiration date on her life; she marked Ever's soul by upping its value for greedy collectors looking to buy their freedom.

Condemned by the countdown on her life, and hunted by hired Seekers, Ever’s journey leads her to question everything she’s known and everyone she’s trusted, while growing closer to the one person from her past she was determined to avoid—and the one guy she never could—Toby James.

With her ex-boyfriend by her side, and the countdown clock rapidly ticking away, Ever tries thwarting fate’s plans. But as her nineteenth birthday approaches, and desperate Seekers follow her every move, she may be too late.

A marked soul is hard to come by … and even harder to escape.

Evade by Jessa Russo

My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars

Evade (Ever, #2)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Jessa Russo.)
This is book 2 in the ‘Ever’ series.
**Warning – some unavoidable spoilers for book 1 ‘Ever’.**
Ever has Frankie back, but now her soul has an expiration date, and it seems like that is an attractive quality for soul collectors.
What will happen to Ever’s soul? And if she has to choose between herself and Frankie, who will she choose?

I really liked Ever, so I was really looking forward to reading this, but unfortunately didn’t like it quite as much as Ever.

Ever was okay in this book. At times she played the victim, but at other times she did make a stand and do what she felt she needed to do. Her best friend did start to irritate me a bit though.

The storyline in this book was okay, and there wasn’t anything glaringly wrong, but I just found it quite slow, and there was just too much information in there. I don’t think this is the authors fault as such, I just think that because of the nature of this part of the story, there was a lot of explaining needed. While the story was good, and the explanations were necessary, the amount of explaining and questioning and further explaining just dragged, and the whole thing just felt like a giant info-dump. Again, it’s difficult to know how the author could have really written this differently, because the information was key to the story, but it was just too much for me and after a while I lost interest.

The rest of the story was okay, but because of the big chunks of talking and explanations the whole thing just felt sluggish. I somehow managed to miss bits because my brain had switched off, but I got the gist. The end was once again a bit of a cliff-hanger, with Ever doing something really quite risky, so it will be interesting to see how this story ends. I’m hoping that without the masses of explanations, the third one will run a lot smoother.
Overall; good story, but a lot of information to take in.
6.5 out of 10.

Jessa Russo
Jessa Russo 


  1. Sorry to hear it wasn't as good as the first, but I do like the cover and the sound of Ever character in this one

  2. Okay, I don't know why but that cover makes me laugh. It's just...silly looking.