EVER DARKENING BY JANEAL FALOR
*i received a free ARC from netgallery*
Goodreads Summary 3 STARS
Perfection. Goodness. Elimination of evil. It's what seventeen-year-old Kaylyn has trained her entire life to achieve. But no one is prepared for the consequences of her actually defeating all evil people on the planet. Finally successful in her mission, Kaylyn faces an unfamiliar world, full of good people doing good things, in which she no longer has purpose.
When the skies grow dark, and a stranger from another village pleads for her help, her instincts roar to life. It turns out their perfect world isn't exactly what it seems. Kaylyn's new quest, harder than any she's been on before, will rip apart her friendships, her life, and her soul more than any evil man ever managed to.
Kaylyn has defeated all the "malryx"-the evil dudes and the world is now pure good. But by destroying evil completely, there is an unbalance that lead to dreadful consequences such nature itself turning evil.
The story sets off when a guy from a neighboring village seeks their help against a new brewing darkness. The story is about her journey to the village and all the difficulties along the way and what she and her group do when they reach the village.
I can say this plot is super well thought of!unfortunately i really didn't feel anything special for this book. I get that Kaylyn is extremely good but i just didn't feel a connection to her like i do with most characters. The characters in this book were mostly flat and didn't jump out of the page. There was also a lack of stuff happening in the book. There was a few attacks but most of the time we're left alone with Kaylyn and her guilt. I can say the love story isn't bad but not one i swoon over...
The conversations between the characters were gruff and you couldn't get a read on them. It felt like this book was written for younger readers. I LOVED the ending even though it was completely predictable. The story is just not complex enough for me-no twist or anything. It was just pretty simple and i couldn't figure out how Kaylyn didn't figure it out at the very beginning. I mean if evil is destroyed, there is an unbalance in the world. How do you get the balance back???You bring evil back! That's all there is to it but i just didn't feel compelled to read the book.
But this is however one of my favorite authors and you should definitely check out her "mine" series which i absolutely loved. As for this book there are a lot of mixed reviews so you should definitely give it a shot if you're interested!!!