Friday 15 January 2021

Review of Everhaven by Elizabeth J. Rekab


 Welcome to EVERHAVEN, with its cobblestone streets, white picket fences… and newly deceased citizens walking the earth. Seventeen-year-old Abigail Walters knows that after a resident dies, they will come to her, just as she knows she will always be an outcast due to her late father’s crimes and her close relationship with the Dead. What's more, she can't leave Everhaven no matter how badly she may want to. No resident can cross beyond the woods at its border or venture into the outside world. It's the way things have always been.

When a string of random deaths and missing corpses plagues the town, Abigail begins to wonder whether her own father’s death was truly accidental, or if he was punished for seeking something he was never meant to find. Unable to trust the authorities, Abigail embarks on a mission to finish what her father started; uncover the truth of a terrifying town conspiracy that threatens a fate far worse than becoming a restless corpse.


My Review: 5 STARS

I picked this up because the blurb drew me in, a unique story on its own, and I was hooked from the first page. I ended up trying to read it in one sitting and found that the need for sleep became too much and yet I was so desperate to read more. Abbie is the Rester, the dead come back in Everhaven and yet there’s something about the whole perfect thing, that seems off to her. The characters were well-rounded, the writing beautiful in places, tugging at the heartstrings and also painting a vivid picture of the world and town of Everhaven. It was a terrifying and chilling read in places, and at the same time, one you don’t want to put down. I adored it and will be looking for more from this author. Recommended!

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