Strange and Ever After Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard

Release Date: July 22, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
Series: Something Strange and Deadly, Book 3
Rated: YA 14+
Format: eGalley
Source: Edelweiss
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Read my review of Something Strange and Deadly HERE
Read my review of A Darkness Strange and Lovely HERE

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.

Susan Dennard will leave readers breathless and forever changed in the concluding pages of this riveting ride.

After reading Something Strange and Deadly it unfortunately took me a very long time to finally get my hands on A Darkness Strange and Lovely. I wouldn’t have picked up the series – too many books and too little time – until I became a part of the blog tour for the final book: Strange and Ever After. So I find myself here, two years later after starting the first in the series, coming to the end. Wow. It was such an amazing end. Unexpected twists, a whole load of action, romance... absolutely perfect.

Eleanor was the best in this book. She wasn’t as annoying and I really enjoyed reading her focalised point of view. Oliver also got more of my respect in this book. While in the previous book he could get a little hot-headed and it was kind of a pain to see him and Eleanor go back and forth, constantly arguing, in this book their relationship really bloomed. Speaking of relationships... Daniel! Romance is definitely upped in this book :)

I LOVED the setting in this book. While Paris was amazing, Egypt and it’s mythology was even more so. It was interesting to read more about the local flavour as well as relearn some of the mythology that I had forgotten. Out of all three settings this book has been placed in, this one hands down is the best.
There’s a really shocking twist roughly halfway through the book, and I was completely taken by surprise. I freaked out by the end – it was another Gemma Doyle ending unfortunately, and I nearly flipped out with sadness.

Strange and Ever After was a bittersweet ending, but an amazing one at that. Dennard has created an amazing world, and I can’t wait to read more from her in the future.

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I am a writer, reader, lover of animals, and eater of cookies. I used to be a marine biologist, but now I write novels. And not novels about fish either, but novels about kick-butt heroines and swoon-worthy rogues (I really like swoon-worthy rogues).

I live in the Midwest with my husband and two dogs (Asimov and Princess Leia), and you can learn more about my crazy thoughts and crippling cookie-addiction on my blog or twitter.

My debut, SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY is now available from HarperTeen along with the prequel, A DAWN MOST WICKED, and the sequel A DARKNESS STRANGE & LOVELY.

Look for STRANGE & EVER AFTER in summer 2014 and TRUTHWITCH in fall 2015!

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Giveaway time!

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1 HB copy of Strange and Ever After (US only)
1 E-book of Strange and Ever After (INT)

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Thank you so much to FFBC Blog Tours for having me along!

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