Ever

Ever

Book - 2008
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Fourteen-year-old Kezi and Olus, Akkan god of the winds, fall in love and together try to change her fate--to be sacrificed to a Hyte god because of a rash promise her father made--through a series of quests that might make her immortal.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, [2008]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780061229633
9780061229626
Branch Call Number: LEV
Characteristics: 244 pages ; 22 cm

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vv19
Aug 03, 2017

** spoiler alert ** I hardly ever give a book five stars but I was pleasantly surprised by this one. The story line was original and long lasting. If I could vote a book to become a classic, this one would definitely make the list. The imagery is vast and sweeping. The characters are uniquely original. There are no cliches in any part of the novel. When a boy meets girl it is always the same thing. They fall in love and live happily ever after. There is no dumb love triangle or parents holding them back or even some weird evil entity trying to stop them. In "Ever", boy meets girl but the boy is a God and the girl is a mortal. The interesting twist is that he doesn't do what other books do and give up his powers to live a mortal life with her. No, they instead take the hard road. She must become a heroine to become a God and live with him. I love this story. This is a story about sacrifice, self-doubt, and unconditional love. So refreshing.

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caitlyngo
Apr 07, 2017

Favourite part is when olus got kicked by a camel 😂

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blue_dog_8329
Dec 21, 2016

This book was nothing like I've read before from this author, maybe it was because I haven't read much of her writing in awhile, but it seemed so much easier than it used to be when reading her books. Everything is so rushed and the two main characters basically just see each other for the first time and "fall in love". A bit disappointed, but I was probably hoping for it to just be my reading level.

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SoftFire
Jun 16, 2015

This is nothing like anything I've read by Levine, but I thought the story was very well told. I found the interview at the back of the book particularly enlightening about what inspired her for this story and some of the changes the story went through from its original outline to its final outcome.

Jacksparrow69 Aug 26, 2014

The death makes it so much more believable it heightens the tension, if she didn't die the whole story would be for nothing.

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cheech
Jun 28, 2014

I love this book. unpredictable, funny, romantic and lots more. Gail Carson Levine is an amazing author, one of my favs.

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Maiya_Schmidt
Jun 26, 2014

I really liked the adventure in this book! But did she really have to pretend to die at the end?!

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burritoofradness
Apr 11, 2013

There were a lot of things that I didn't like about this book, but I'll keep them to myself because they were mainly problems that contradicted my faith. Other than that, this was a really engaging read. I stayed up late into the night to read it.

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May23
Apr 25, 2012

never read this book but sounds pretty interesting!

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SAHAR WAQAR
Feb 07, 2012

can't wait to read it!!!

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Jul 05, 2011

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