Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Strange and Ever After (Something Strange and Deadly #3) by Susan Dennard

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
Strange and Ever After (Something Strange and Deadly, #3)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
In the conclusion to the trilogy that Publishers Weekly called “a roaring—and addictive—gothic world,” Eleanor Fitt must control her growing power, face her feelings for Daniel, and confront the evil necromancer Marcus...all before it’s too late.

He took her brother, he took her mother, and now, Marcus has taken her good friend Jie. With more determination than ever to bring this sinister man to justice, Eleanor heads to the hot desert streets of nineteenth-century Egypt in hopes of ending this nightmare. But in addition to her increasingly tense relationships with Daniel, Joseph, and her demon, Oliver, Eleanor must also deal with her former friend, Allison, who has curiously entangled herself in Eleanor’s mission.

With the rising dead chomping at her every move and Jie’s life hanging in the balance, Eleanor is convinced that her black magic will see her through to the bitter end. But there will be a price. Though she and the Spirit Hunters have weathered every battle thus far, there will be consequences to suffer this time—the effects of which will be irreversible. And when it’s over, only some will be able to live a strange and ever after.

Susan Dennard will leave readers breathless and forever changed in the concluding pages of this riveting ride.


Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard

My rating: 2.25 of 5 stars

Strange and Ever After (Something Strange and Deadly, #3)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
This is the third and final book in the ‘Something Strange and Deadly’ series, and picks up where book 2 leaves off.

I really liked the first two books in this series, but this was a disappointment.

Eleanor did what Eleanor wanted in this book, to the detriment of everyone else, and I actually started to get a bit annoyed with her. I didn’t even feel sorry for her over what happened, as she didn’t exactly help matters.

The storyline in this just bored me. I tried so hard to like it and to get into it, but it just didn’t happen. It dragged, and I got bored; I didn’t really care what happened, and just kept wanting to put this one down. Considering that I had looked forward to this book, and saved it especially for my holiday, I was disappointed.
There was a little bit of romance, but I wasn’t impressed really.
The ending was not good. While some things were tied up, the death of an important person was just not appreciated, and ruined the ‘happily ever after’.
Overall; disappointed,
4.5 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear this, but you saved one reader from disappointment. :-)

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette