Strange and Ever After

TITLE: Strange and Ever After (Book #3)

AUTHOR: Susan Dennard

GENRE:  YA | Science Fiction | Historic Fiction

SUBJECT: Love vs Betrayal | Sacrifice | Revenge vs. Forgiveness

RATING: 4/5

SETTING(S) :  Egypt  & Paris

MAIN CHARACTERS:  Eleanor Fitt,  Jie, Joseph Boyer, Daniel Sheridan, Oliver (Ollie), Allison Wilcox and Marcus.

BOOK SUMMARY:  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.. Via: Good Reads

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MY SUMMARY: Eleanor is still getting use to her powers and demon Ollie while accepting that everyone does not approve her choices.  The gang decide to figure out what is Marcus next move; which sends them off to Paris and later to Egypt.  What cost are they all willing to do to stop Marcus and what are their reasons…  What will their reasons cost them??  Is revenge really sweet??

MY REVIEW:  It has been awhile between each series of this book.  So I was hesitant to read the last book of this series fearing I would forget what happen during the last two.  After reading the first chapter my fears were wash away.  Susan is amazing at writing little details within her new plot to remind her readers what happened in the last two books.  So I had no problem continuing and following the story…

If you enjoy Egyptian history or mythology you will enjoy reading this bit of the series. It made sense that the author lead to this because towards the end of the second book Eleanor begins to adventure into the world of the dead.  As she journey’s closer to Marcus she begins to encounter with some of the Egyptian gods.  But as she gets deeper into the world of the dead, her magic and closer to Marcus the further away she gets to her friends.

At the end at times the plot was really slow to the point it was a challenge to continue to read.  Then it would speed up.  I was disappointed in the end but understood why the author chose to kill the character she did because they were the only one that Marcus did not effect.

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