Sunday, February 20, 2011

Evercrossed by Elizabeth Chandler [Review]

Title: Evercrossed 
Series: Kissed by an Angel, #4
Author: Elizabeth Chandler
Genre: YA Fantasy Romance
Release Date: March 8, 2011
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse
ISBN-10: 1442409142
ISBN-13: 978-1442409149
My Copy: Publisher
Reviewer: Melissa

4 out of 5 Robots!

It’s been a year since Ivy’s boyfriend, Tristan, died. They’ve both moved on—Tristan to the other side of the afterlife, and Ivy to sweet, dependable Will. Now Ivy’s heading to Cape Cod, hoping to leave the horror of last summer behind. She wants nothing more than to lie on the beach, sip lemonade, and hang out with her friends.

But then a car crash ends Ivy’s life.

As she floats to the beyond, looking down on the life she’s left behind, Tristan breathes life back into her with a passionate kiss. She wakes up in the hospital, surrounded by Will and her family, but all she can think about is the love that she lost.

Ivy’s not sure love will be enough to save her.

My Review:
Having not read the first three books in this series, I was a little lost throughout the book. I kept having to go back and re-read something just to try and figure out what everyone in the book was talking about. 

The main character, Ivy, is easy to relate to in a sense, although some things she says and does bring up a lot of questions on how she can be so trusting after everything that has happened in her past. Ivy's boyfriend at the beginning of the book behaves more like a close guy friend than a boyfriend really and without having previously read any of the other books I just couldn't understand why he was really there.  Beth, Ivy's best friend, seemed to me more of an older controlling sibling than a friend really. Always telling Ivy what she should be doing and siding with Will from the beginning. Will and Beth seemed to be trying to control Ivy more than be a  support system.

And then Guy was introduced- I automatically thought- well there is Tristan, but then there were times that I thought he may have been Gregory; again, I should have read the first three books and maybe I would have known a little better the mannerisms of both Tristan and Gregory.

The ending of this book has left me totally confused, I understand that there needed to be a place to stop so that the next book could be written, but the end was pretty much totally cut off and left a ton of questions unanswered. I'm going to go get the first three books in the series just to catch up and then wait very impatiently for the next book to find out what happens.

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