Sunday, June 12, 2016

Review: EverNight

Author Kristen Callihan
Format e-book
Print Length 385 pages
Publisher Forever
Published August 26, 2014

Once the night comes . . .

Will Thorne is living a nightmare, his sanity slowly being drained away by a force he can't control. His talents have made him the perfect assassin for hire. But as he loses his grip on reality, there is no calming him—until he finds his next target: the mysterious Holly Evernight.

Love must cast aside the shadows . . .

Holly cannot fathom who would put a contract on her life, yet the moment she touches Will, the connection between them is elemental, undeniable—and she's the only one who can tame his bouts of madness. But other assassins are coming for Holly. Will must transform from killer to protector and find the man who wants Holly dead . . . or his only chance for redemption will be lost. 

My Opinion

Warning**** Spoilers for Shadowdance. 

EverNight starts months after the events that occur in the Shadowdance, close to a year. Those events cause Will and Holly to met. Theirs is not a love at first sight kinda meeting. More like terror at first sight. Amaros had both of them hostage, forcing Holly to do experiment after experiment on unwilling victims, all of which had died until Will. Will, a Sanguis demon, would have died but Holly’s experiment saved his life. Once rescued, they go their separate ways. Will, protected by Jack his bestie. Holly barely leaves her house, let alone the front porch. She developed a bit of agoraphobia, it doesn’t help that she believes that someone is trying to kill her. Assassins have been sent to her house. Then Will shows up, what is his purpose? Will he kill her or help her?

Amaros used Holly to conduct the experiments not only because she is a genius but also because she can control metal. She is an elemental. The metal heart that she put into Will is being absorbed into his bloodstream. He is turning platinum throughout due to his demon blood. The pain is driving him cray-cray, his only relief comes from Holly.

Holy smokes has Holly been through the ringer. Before she was kidnapped, she had a blossoming career at the SOS. She still has that career, but with little to no contact with people, except her trusted servants and Mary, her bff. It matters little to her as people generally do not understand her or her them. She is okay with never leaving her house, expect for her job. The SOS may soon ask questions, and her family may also get a little suspicious. Needless to say she holds people at arms length, not trying to get to know them. Will, is well a demon. A social demon who loves society, parties, women and life in general. That is until his heart got replaced with cold metal. He wants to and does blame Holly for what happened to him. Hence the reason he goes after her. Once he realizes that her very presence helps to reduce the pain he is all for her staying near him.

Holly is a genius, a socially inept genius. She doesn’t come across as kind hearted yet she is. Will is an assassin, yet he comes across as savvy. Theirs is chemistry that is combustible. I kinda felt like I was reading a story that was written while listening to Katy Perry’s Hot & Cold song. That is how Holly ran for Will anyways. Will, at first wants to kill her. Well hate and love does run really close together. One she can relieve his pain killing is not on his mind. 

Their mission is to figure out who wants to kill her. The big baddie in here is no surprise. What is a surprise is Holly’s distant relative, Mab. Her actions in the end of the book were wooziers. I think this is one character I am going to love to hate.

EverNight was a nice addition to the Darkest London series. A bit isolated from the rest of the books, it was still entertaining. I was completely amused when Holly stands up to Poppy and I think you will be too. Some will claim that this is stand alone- I feel that you have to read the series in order to get the full gest of the stories.

My Rating 4 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote When I am nothing but shadow, you are the light that guides me back.

Other People

Mary- GIM, bestie
Adam- creator of the GIM
Eliza May- Adam’s hostage
Sin- Holly’s cousin
Mab- fae queen

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