Title: Ever the Brave (A Clash of Kingdoms, #2)
Author: Erin Summerill
Publish Date: December 5, 2017
# of Pages: 469
**Warning: Possible spoilers!**)
(From Goodreads) In the sequel to the spellbinding debut Ever the Hunted, Britta finds herself on the King’s arm at Court as he fights to take back control of his country. When the kingdom is invaded, Britta is the only one who can defeat the enemy. But what she doesn’t expect to find is that the enemy leader is someone she knows, and one that possesses the same power as Britta.
Ever the Brave picks up where Ever the Hunted left off. In this book, you follow Britta as she saves the King and helps defeat the court’s enemies.
I’ll admit that when I read the first book, Ever the Hunted, I thought it was good, but not great. I ranked it a solid 3/5 stars. It had a lot of potential, but it seemed somewhat slow and meandering. Ever the Brave more than made up for any failings in the first book. This book was fantastic from start to finish and more than earned its 5 stars.
Britta is a delightful protagonist. She’s fiercely loyal, strong, and knows how to fight and take care of herself. I adore strong female characters, and Britta has strength in spades. While love triangles can be somewhat tiresome, I liked the dynamics between her, the King, and Cohen. It was a subtle love triangle, and I’m happy Britta settled on her childhood friend in the end.
I appreciated the different perspectives in the book. While Britta is the main character, you also get the perspectives of the King and Cohen. This helped build character development and forced you to connect with both men in the story.
The pacing in the book was good. Much of the book was fast paced and full of action as the story continued to progress. I wasn’t sure how the plot was going to play out once Britta’s mother was introduced in the story, but I was pleased with the ending and how everything played out in the end.
Check out this series, if you haven’t already!
“The thing with rumors is they run as straight and true as creeping weeds.”
“She doesn’t understand that people who ignore me are the people I feel the most comfortable around.”
“Loving yourself, and believing you are good and capable, is a journey.”
Have you read Ever the Brave? What did you think? Did you think it was better than the first book in the series?
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