Friday, April 27, 2012

A Review: Ever

EverEver by Gail Carson Levine

Kezi is a teenager who lives in a made-up land that resembles Greece. She enjoys making rugs and dancing with abandon.

Olus is the Akkan greek god of winds. He is young for a god and lonely among his own kind. He visits mortals and finds them intriguing.

Olus's loneliness brings him to Kezi's family. He watches her family and begins to care for her. One day, something horrible happens and Kezi chooses to sacrifice her life in order to fulfill her father's oath to Admat, the god of everything.

To save Kezi's life, Olus must face several trials, and to live and be with Olus, Kezi must face the underworld and the tests of the gods. Will Kezi and Olus be together? Will Kezi be able to find a way to survive the sacrifice without awakening the Admat's wrath?

This was an interesting, unique love story seen through the lens of a people who believe in greek-like gods. I enjoyed the perspectives from both Kezi and Olus and the beliefs the people had about the gods. It was a fairly predictable and simple story, but sweet and well-crafted. It was not as good as Ella Enchanted and The Two Princesses of Bamarre, but worth reading nevertheless.

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