Bring on another YA Fantasy adventure with Ever the Brave by Erin Summerill. If you’re looking for action and adventure with some romance on the side than you’ll enjoy this book. It picks up where Ever the Hunted left off and includes not just one POV but three in total that will help to keep you on your toes. Can Aodren, Britta, and Cohen come together in time to save Malim from the destruction it was left in at the end of book one? Read Ever the Brave to find out!!
About Ever the Brave
Ever 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.
YA Fantasy is one of my favorite genre’s to read and this one has all the elements plus a bit of sass which I love. I am so lucky to live in the same area as Erin Summerill and have had the pleasure of getting to know her. She is so funny and lighthearted and I felt like she put more of that in this second book.
Britta’s character is the epitome of a tough no nonsense girl who isn’t afraid to speak her mind. When she’s told to stay behind she makes it known that she will not be treated like a child or a woman who can’t take care of herself. She may end up in dangerous situations but she always seems to find her way out of it. In this book her channeler magic has connected her to the king and is introduced to someone she thought she’d never see. These two things open her eyes to so many more possibilities. She’s going to have to make some hard decisions.
Cohen is on his own path to helping the kingdom and comes across a girl who he finds out has a very strong connection to the channelers and he will have to prove to them that he is an ally and not someone who will expose their society. When he finds out Britta is in danger back in Malim he sets off immediately, bringing with him a girl who may be able to help Britta understand her new channeler abilities. Cohen’s loyalty to Britta and the new king is what defines his character for me. He will do anything to protect those he loves and if that means letting some of them go he is willing to make the sacrifice.
Aodren is probably the most unique character in this series so I’m so excited to learn more about him in Once A King out later this year. His connection to Britta makes this story have a bit of a love triangle feel to it and at times you ship them and others you don’t. His uncertainty of how he’ll be able to save his kingdom, and learn to be a better king than his father, and his connection to Britta leaves him with so many unknowns about the future.
Erin did a wonderful job in blending the multiple POV’s together even though they were separated at times throughout the book. She portrayed each individuals struggles so well that you could feel Britta’s headstrong stubborness, Cohen’s protective instincts for both Britta and those around him, and Aodren’s uncertainty about the future and how he is going to rule his kingdom.
I felt that the ending left me with more questions to be answered so I am glad we will get a new story, one that takes place after the battles are over and it’s time to rebuild Malim, through Aodren’s POV.
Have you read Ever the Hunted yet?