The Ever After Review: Pros and Cons of Discovering Your Past

March 11, 2021 by Bec | 3 stars, Books, Reviews

The Ever After Review: Pros and Cons of Discovering Your PastThe Ever After by Amanda Hocking
Series: The Omte Origins #3
Published by Pan Macmillan Australia on January 7th 2021
Source: Publisher
Genres: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, New Adult
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Welcome to a world in the shadow of our own, a fairytale land where the dangers are real . . . In The Ever After, the final book in the Omte Origins trilogy, Amanda Hocking creates an epic adventure in her much-loved Trylle universe.

Ulla Tulin has lost a month of memories. Her journey to uncover her past led her to a mysterious sect – and a man claiming to be her father. But Ulla’s forgotten their reunion, and fears something terrible happened. Determined to recall the truth, Ulla risks her life to battle the enchantments that bind her. And she finally opens the bridge to Alfheim, the lost First City.

Ulla knows this will unleash a tide of monstrous creatures upon the Earth. But she also knows she has no choice – and must gather a Trylle army in time to face them. Or could her own buried heritage be the key to victory?

The Good Things

  • Final book in the Omte Origins trilogy, a NA Urban Fantasy series.
  • My favourite of the three books, and also the biggest. This plot is what I was waiting for in the previous books, with more lore, action, and answers. And the plot gets moving straight away
  • It had some great twists and revelations I didn’t expect!
  • I feel like fans of the Trylle world will especially enjoy the last part of the book when characters from the previous trilogies play a big part.
  • Continued to enjoy the characters and their interactions.
  • The love triangle I was worried would insert itself into the book never developed!
  • It was good overall. Wraps up everything well.

 

The Not-So-Good Things

  • As much as I enjoyed this overall, I have mixed feelings. Not because it was bad, but because I feel like it could have been more.
  • We get answers for everything, but a lot of it comes at the end when things wrap up abruptly after a brief explanation. There were also a few mighty convenient “this just feels right, I know this is what I have to do” plot solutions.
  • Never really cared about the romance. It was alright but eh. Also there is one brief sex scene which I didn’t expect (I mean, it’s new adult, but I thought it would be a fade to black).
  • In the final part there were some POV changes that I initially found jarring, especially since they weren’t part of the previous books or the start of this book.

 

Overall this was a good conclusion to the Omte Origins and Trylle world. It was my favourite of the three, but it still felt like it never quite lived up to its full potential. Still a fun and easy to read series though. It has definitely made me want to try the older Trylle books.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Thank you PanMacmillan Australia for providing a review copy! The entire Omte Origins trilogy is available for purchase online and in Australian stores now!

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Bec is an Aussie blogger and reader who loves all types of novels. Fantasy, sci fi, and historical are my usual go-to genres. If I’m not binge reading, I’m usually gaming, trying to take decent photos for bookstagram, or freaking out about silly things.

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