Ever the Brave, by Erin Summerill | Book Review #347

This review contains spoilers. 

IMG_5746Ever the Divided. Ever the Feared. Ever the Brave.

After saving King Aodren with her newfound Channeler powers, Britta only wants to live a peaceful life in her childhood home. Unfortunately, saving the King has created a tether between them she cannot sever, no matter how much she’d like to, and now he’s insisting on making her a noble lady. And there are those who want to use Britta’s power for evil designs. If Britta cannot find a way to harness her new magical ability, her life—as well as her country—may be lost.

The stakes are higher than ever in the sequel to Ever the Hunted, as Britta struggles to protect her kingdom and her heart.

Throughout my read-through of Ever the Brave, the story felt like it was lagging. During some parts of the story, the pace of the story is quick and interesting, while others….are slow to the take up, thus making the story…..lagging.

33413892There were three points of view in Ever the Brave. The first and foremost we read from is Britta. I really like Britta’s point of view on things. She’s realistic, and since she’s mixed of two nations, she has insights that Cohen and Aodren don’t have. Which, again, is something that I really like about Britta.

The second point of view we read from is Cohen. This was apparent to me in the last novel, but even more so in this sequel; that Cohen is in love with Britta. A random thing that I found that I liked about Cohen was that he truly loves and cares about his little brother. However, I couldn’t care less about Cohen’s character. I seriously hate how jealous and small-minded Cohen was about his relationship with Britta. I didn’t like how possessive Cohen is.

The third point of view we read from is Aodren, who is the king. I wanted to say that Aodren would probably fall for Britta, and I think he has, in some degree. I also though there’d for sure be a love triangle. It seemed like there was going to be one, but then the author, at the last minuted decided against it. In the end, I’ve settled on the thought that yes, Aodren was hopelessly inlove with Britta, he wants to shower her with gifts, but he ends up giving all the wrongs ones, like dresses, and almost giving her a cooking pot. — Which I myself wouldn’t like to receive as a gift as well.

IMG_5745In the end, there were so many places that this sequel could have gone, but ultimately didn’t. Like Britta not killing her mother while she had the chance to. It’s actually been a while, so I don’t remember if Britta’s mother ends up dead anyway.

I had predicted that Britta was going to end up going to the other country to learn how to control her abilities, and she did! However, that was only because of what happened nearing the end of the novel(!), which kind of irked me.

Overall, I didn’t really enjoy this book as much as I hoped I would. There’s so much more that could have happened, and I 100% don’t like Cohen’s character. We read so much from Cohen’s point of view that in a way, his point of view spoiled the book for me.

I give Ever the Brave, 2 stars.

Happy Reading!
— Adele

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