Review: Strange and Ever After

Jul •  16 •  2014

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Strange and Ever AfterStrange and Ever After by Susan Dennard
Published by HarperTeen on July 22nd 2014
Genres: Young Adult- Historical/Fantasy
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher

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.

Well I finish the book. But not without tears. Yes, the author made me cry.

Plot: The plot follows where the last book left off so if you have not read this series go and read it. It is awesome. Eleanor is dealing with what her brother started. It gets even more dangerous and with every chapter, Eleanor loses more of what she loves. Throughout this story Eleanor, is doing her best to save everyone. With much drama occurring in-between, its hard for Eleanor to trust anyone. The plot moves at a fast pace. There is much going on so the reader doesn’t ever feel bored or lost.

Action/Places: One thing I really enjoyed in this story is Eleanor’s travels. She goes to places and of course they are always on the run from someone or something. The description of the places as well as Eleanor’s epic battles totally captures me in the book.

Ending: I don’t want to say much to ruin anything but gosh the author made me cry!! I just could not believe it. So much struggle with emotions and the loss hit me hard. I wanted to fight for Eleanor. It just wasn’t fair. But I understood. *TEARS*

Strange and Ever After gives the reader an epic ending! Flowing with much action and drama, the story carries the reader through the last pages heartbroken yet happy.

I give it 5 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. Lisa (Fic Talk)
    Jul 16, 2014

    I’ve heard good things about this series. I must read it at some point!

    • savannah
      Jul 16, 2014

      Yes you have too! I totally love it.

  2. Jenny
    Jul 16, 2014

    I cannot deal with the ending of this one Savy. Cannot. Deal. I loved this series so much too, but certain things are deal breakers for me, and unfortunately the end of this book is one of those. *sobs* So glad you loved it though!

  3. Candace
    Jul 16, 2014

    I’m really hoping to read this series soon. I have the first book so I’m glad to see you loved it!

  4. Oh I hate to cry, but you make this sound so good. I love a good book ending and you don’t always get those. So need to start this series.

  5. Giselle
    Jul 19, 2014

    Oh man I ave only read the first book in this series but you’re making me want to see what happens next! I love any book that can bring out so much emotion out of me. nothing better than a great ending to an awesome series! 🙂

  6. Jen @ YA Romantics
    Jul 22, 2014

    Like Giselle, I’ve only read book one, and now I’m really nervous! Glad you liked the series even if it made you cry 🙁
    Jen @ YA Romantics