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Evermore Academy: Spring (2) Paperback – July 11, 2020
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- Publisher : Starfall Press (July 11, 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 424 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1734947926
- ISBN-13 : 978-1734947922
- Item Weight : 1.18 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.94 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #588,400 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book directly contradicts a number of things that happened in the first book, though it tries to cover some of these with revisionist explanations (oh, he didn't mean "love" when he said it the first time around...). Another example: in the first book, the Winter Prince's true name was a tightly kept secret, using the cliche of names = power over someone. But in this book, not only does our main character, Summer, know and use his name regularly, so do his other friends. This issue of true names doesn't come up with anyone else, including the new rival Spring Prince. The importance placed on the Winter Prince's name in the first book is seemingly gone without explanation or acknowledgment.
In this book, we get two new cliches: The bond between the Winter Prince and Summer isn't truly completed until they "consummate" it. And supposedly, despite the Winter Prince and Summer Princess having found each other as "mates" and been in a relationship previously (some number of years ago? the timelines don't really make sense), they never once actually had sex? This also contradicts things that were said in the first book.
Edited to add: the obsession Summer develops with the WP saying he loves her--this is another tired cliche, and one that doesn't mesh with what we know of Summer's character at this point.
The continued use of references to Summer being from the real/mundane world to try and add humor and personality to her character--Ruby, too--does not work well, either. Throwing pop culture references and jokes into a fantasy novel is tricky, and it falls flat more often than not in these books. I'm especially tired of reading the phrase "like a horny hooker" to describe Summer feeling attraction/desire, for one. It's not funny--it reinforces an idea that women who accept their sexuality are bad, using a derogatory term for sex workers to describe these feelings or behaviors. It's probably just a turn of phrase the author doesn't realize she uses so often, but... think about it a bit, please.
I wanted to like this book, and I do enjoy the author's other books. I wanted this series to live up to the potential I saw in book 1. I hope the third installment gets back on track and picks up without dragging the central relationship out too long or getting buried in cliches and revisionism. Honestly, this book feels like an afterthought--like the author is spending more time on other projects and rushing this series on the side. Better to take more time and get the revisions done before publishing!
This installment of sweet sweet torture follows Summer in her second year at Evermore. Were you hoping for peace and acceptance like I was? Well, don’t hold your breath. This year may probably be harder than last. We got new a Foe up in here.
Don’t be too worried, Eclipsa has turned Summer into a badass and she is stronger than ever now and experiencing some nice new gifts.
The tension between her and Valerian is nearly unbearable. Every scene I was smiling like a full, probably even blushing.
I don’t even know what else to say. I am not a great reviewer but this book deserves all the reviews. I AM HERE FOR IT.
Audrey is such an amazing author who brings new worlds alive. I have read al of her books and if you enjoy epic fantasies then she is the author for you.
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Bonds are tested, made and then broken and the new seasonal court heir is a douche!
My view of the Winter Prince changes so much in this book and both him and Summer see so much growth.
This is only the second book of author's books I've read (the first being the first in this series) and I am loving her writing. Just the right amount of heat and chemistry for me and good characters with depth and a plot line with twists and turns that just when you think you understand it, throws you a curve ball!
Eagerly awaiting book 3!!! And hoping it may come a bit earlier as 8 months is a long time to wait!
The suspense in this book is too much I spent the whole time with hands on my head saying omg what's gonna happen now and when I thought I knew what was about to happen I was completely wrong!!
The secret is out now and everything has been turned upside down! Hopefully valerian and summer end up together in the end and they defeat spring prick