Review: Everspell by Donna Grant
Diving into this series, five books in may be a bit confusing but it is a thrilling wild ride. It is recommended to read the first few books in this series. Runa is used to being a useful and deadly tool in someone else's arsenal. When the world changes dramatically around her as her past is revealed to her, Runa steps up to the proverbial plate. Full disclosure - I did not read any of the other books in this series. I still was able to figure out what was going on and how each of the characters relate to one another. This speaks to Ms. Grant's writing ability to provide enough context for an avid reader to pick up the information and enjoy the book. Some authors will share too much information about the previous books and others completely neglect providing any. Ms. Grant provided just enough for me to see the intricate connections, understand the different factions and fill in the blanks. I am impressed. This story feels like an ending of a series with the climax of all the conflict coming to a successful if bittersweet resolution. Runa's choices are hard and the male who soul mates with her experience even harder decisions. Brom is the kind of steady man who will be a strong woman's biggest supporter and cheerleader. His comfort with his own worth makes him attractive. It doesn't hurt that he is pretty hawt and powerful with his healing magics. Runa and Brom's romance in this story takes a back seat to the crucial showdown. And I kind of like it. Because we get to learn more about this world. And we see more about the nymphs. I have always found nymphs to be intriguing if a bit capricious. It appears that Ms. Grant may also share my view based on how the Gira are designed. This story has a slight feel of Game of Thrones with the White Walkers and I like it. This paranormal romance is recommended to fae lovers who enjoy a strong female lead that will throw down with anyone that gets in her way.
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