2024 Reading Challenge

2024 Reading Challenge
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

REVIEW for The Everafer

Another big thank you goes out to Melissa at HarperTeen for sending me this book!

TITLE: The Everafter
AUTHOR: Amy Huntley

GENRE: Fantasy/YA
RATING: 4 stars
The Everafter is not usually the type of book that I like to read. For some reason, my mind has a hard time with fantasy type books - its as though I am so firmly rooted in reality in my day to day life, that my mind can't quite seem to get out of itself and its daily stuff to go beyond what is there.

However, what drew me to The Everafter is the premise of the book. Madison knows that she is dead and that is all that she knows - however, she does have something to focus on - she see bright objects that turn out to be all the things that Maddie lost in her life while she was alive - and the best yet! she gets to re-arrange the outcome this time.

This touched a chord in me. I don't know how many times I have wanted to just go back to an event and make it different somehow. Also, being a huge control freak, the topic of this book really attracted me - what if I could control the outcome??? So, of course, I had to read this one and fast!

However, this book turned out to be so much more than just the concept of "making things go your way". Rather its really about life lessons and how things in the universe really do happen for a reason (something I struggle through in my own life).
This book is about love and about stopping to take a moment out of our always so hectic lives to really "smell the roses". This book is about appreciating what you have and about understanding that not everything has to be huge and explosive, that sometimes, the smaller things are the things that you should appreciate.

There were many, many life lessons in this book for me and it actualy made me stop and think about how I live my life everyday. I am always in a rush and I often miss the best things that are right in front of me. As for making sure the outcomes are always the way I want them - still workin on letting THAT fantay go :)
Loved, loved this book.

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

Fantasy isn't my favorite genre either, but this book does sound interesting.

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