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Book Review: Everblaze by Shannon Messenger



    First of all let me just say how AWESOMELY AMAZING Shannon Messenger is. Her two first books were just beyond fantastic but Everblaze? Totally took her writing to the next level.

    You’d better read the back cover copy blurb before I start raving on and on about how great this book is so here it is:

Sophie Foster is ready to fight back.

Her talents are getting stronger, and with the elusive Black Swan group ignoring her calls for help, she’s determined to find her kidnappers—before they come after her again.

But a daring mistake leaves her world teetering on the edge of war, and causes many to fear that she has finally gone too far. And the deeper Sophie searches, the farther the conspiracy stretches, proving that her most dangerous enemy might be closer than she realizes.

In this nail-biting third book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must fight the flames of rebellion, before they destroy everyone and everything she loves.

    Now that you know a little about this book I had a second to realize that I honestly can’t rave about everything that I want to because… this whole book is one big spoiler!
   But don’t worry. I’ll find a way to ramble without giving anything away.
    First and foremost I adore Sophie. She’s an amazingly vivid character surrounded by equally living and breathing people.
    Sophie has such determination and I love how she is willing to do anything to protect the people around her. In the first two books she was tip toeing where the Black Swan is concerned but in this book she struts. She refuses to be their puppet and I love that.
    Plus all of her relationships are so wonderful and each of them are unique and different. I can’t say how much I love the humorous, charming Keefe, the sweet Dex, or the strong, loyal Fitz. 
    Now let me get to the technical stuff. The things that my brain instinctively notices and loves.
    Shannon Messenger kills it when it comes to plot. I have never read such a complicated plot ever. The way she just drops information like its nothing or how she shoves Sophie into these impossiblely huge situations. It boggles my mind. There are so many twists and turns in this book it’s unbelievable. Shannon managed to fit betrayal, plot twists, surprising new information, and scenes oozing with emotion into this one book.
    I read it in a week – which is sort of amazing for me because I usually rip through her books but I wanted to make it last as long as possible – and that entire week I was on an emotional rollercoaster. One minute I was so happy because Sophie had done something great or something good had happened and the next I was crying or angry.
    That book made me sit and cry in bed in the morning and smile so big in the afternoon. 
    And the ending? I didn’t know how the ending could possibly be better than the last two but it was. Just a warning for those of you who want to read it be prepared. There is a gigantic cliffhanger at the end that makes you want to scream and force Shannon Messenger to finish her next book faster.
    The character development was wonderful. At the beginning Sophie was still just trying to figure everything out but by the end she was confidant, and brave, and ready to take a huge step forward to protect herself and her friends.
    Overall the book was a work of art, a true master piece, and I loved every inch of it.
    I recommend this book for ages thirteen and older just because there are some extremely awesome action scenes but that’s it.

   I hope you go and get this book because it is worth reading. If you've read this book what do you think? 


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