Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard

strange and ever after

Goodreads Synopsis: 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.

With the rising dead chomping at her every move and Jie’s life hanging in the balance, Eleanor is convinced that her black magic will see her through to the bitter end. But there will be a price. Though she and the Spirit Hunters have weathered every battle thus far, there will be consequences to suffer this time—the effects of which will be irreversible. And when it’s over, only some will be able to live a strange and ever after.

My Rating: 5 Stars

This book was difficult for me to read, because how can I read with tears blurring my vision. From the beginning of this book, I was crying (getting strange looks from my family in the car on the way home from the bookshop). This was beautifully written and made me want to scream at some of the characters, because I was just so attached to them. Every character in these books are simply unforgettable. There is no way that I am going to be able to just put these books down and forget about them. I will probably end up rereading the series some time in the future, so I don’t have to let go of Empress and her spirit hunters.

Overall: HAVE TISSUES WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES! I would recommend this book, with the warning that you will almost definitely fry, and if you don’t then I am extremely shocked at your will power, and almost feel sorry for you if you didn’t get the amazing relationship with the characters that I was able to have through Susan Dennard’s writing.



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