Thursday, March 27, 2008

Ever by Gail Carson Levine

Kezi is subject to die as a sacrifice to Admat, her people's god. It doesn't seem that there is anyway out of this unfortunate situation until Kezi meets Olus. Olus is the Akkan god of the winds who has watched Kezi from the fields and has somewhat fallen in love with her. Olus and Kezi immediately hit it off when they finally meet and Olus convinces Kezi to embark with him on a journey back to Akka. Along their journey the duo is faced by many perilous quests, both alone and together, that will test their love for each other and their beliefs. Kezi soon begins to question the validity of Admat and is desperate to fulfill her missions in order for her to stay with Olus. If either of them fails their mission then they will be torn apart and Kezi will make the ultimate sacrifice. If they succeed though, the rewards are endless. Will Kezi and Olus succeed? Will their love survive?

I must first start by saying that I had very high expectations for this book as it is written by the fabulous Gail Carson Levine. Ever meet every one of those expectations and even a few more. It was truly an amazing book. The story was brilliant and I devoured it in one night. I truly felt that I was picked up by one of Olus' powerful winds and transported to Kezi's side. I could vividly picture everything that was going on and couldn't put the book down. Questions swirled through my mind and I was always anxious to hear if Kezi and Olus would be successful. One thing I thought was really interesting was Kezi's doubt in Admat. I don't know why this intrigued me so much, but I found it so intriguing that someone who used to be so faithful could ever have so much doubt in the one person they believed in. Also, don't you love the cover? I think it's awesome. All in all this was a fabulous book and one of Gail Carson Levine's better books. I recommend this book to anyone looking to curl up under the covers with a good fairy tale. It comes out on May 6, so keep your eyes open for it!


Nurin said...

I loved all of Gail Carson Levine's books especially Ella Enchanted so I'll definitely be picking this up. Thanks for the great review! :)

Liviania said...

I've been looking forward to this one. Glad to hear it's as good as I expected.


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