Every Never After by Lesley Livingston

every_Never Oh my goodness!!! Really??? You can’t leave me hanging like that!  That is just totally unfair!  Just when everything was happening and coming to a close – BAM! – I feel like I was dropped in one of those time warps!  So when is the next one coming out?? Soon I hope?

A great second read in the NEVER trilogy.  I’ll admit it has been a long time since I read Once Every Never – turns out it was July 2011 and yes I had forgotten some of the book  – but Lesley did a great job at throwing in relevant bits and pieces of it in this book.  I usually hate it when authors do that – but it was seamless here and perfect!  Brought me up to speed when I needed it!.

So what is this about?  It’s a continuation of Allie and Clare’s summer in England with Clare’s aunt Maggie.  They’re now off to an archaeological dig site, one that should not have any lingering magic around.  Ha!  Leave it to these 2 to find it and continue on their journey with time-warping and such.  I don’t want to give too much away – but it’s a GREAT story!  As I’d mentioned in my previous post I really enjoy authors who find a new line of stories – especially ones that I have yet to read.  Going back in time, shimmering, and meeting up with historical figures – is just cool!  Keep them coming 🙂

The one aspect of this book that I found really fun were the “self-conversations” both Al and Clare were having.  They are in the midst of making a decision and they’re both struggling with their inner-thoughts.  At one point, when Al was trying to escape and she sees Marcus in the river..  I just love her thoughts and how she struggles with what she sees and what she thinks she should be thinking or feeling.  Hilarious!!  But I believe a true reflection of what most 16-17 yr olds do 🙂

…and NO I’m not being biased!  Yes I’ve noted in previous posts that I love Canadian authors and maybe I enjoy their works more because of that – nope not here!  I just loved this story!  And I’ll also admit I did NOT like how it ended – completely up in the air!  Ugh!!!  What happened???  I cannot wait so I really hope the 3rd installment is due out fairly soon…  PLEASE!!!!

Highly recommended
Ages: 14 and up


Favourite quote(s):

“The find was deemed interesting enough to round up the usual bunch of pasty-white library lurkers and send them out into the field to soak up some vitamin D.”   (p. 12)

” ‘…What did Al tell you to tell me to tell her so she can tell you what to do because you told me to tell her so?’ ”        (p.173)


Livingston, Lesley. (2013). Every Never After. Netgalley.

Author website:  http://lesleylivingston.blogspot.ca/

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