Book Review → Evadere by Sara V. Zook: Strange in Skin Trilogy
Evadere by Sara V. Zook published December 18, 2012 by Imagine Press
When Anna becomes separated from Emry, she has no other choice but to explore the foreign world of Evadere on her own. She soon discovers that it is tainted from a stirring turmoil among the people.
Evadere has been a place of respite and escape from the difficulties of Earth for Anna and Emry, but alone on Evadere, Anna is pulled into the stirrings of an uprising between the Scaves and the ones who force them to live as scavengers. Anna is determined not to let the fear and attempts on her life stop her from finding her way back to Emry.
But Anna is shocked when she discovers who Emry really is, the forces of evil supporting him and how the temptations in paradise have been misleading them both.
It will take all the strength and determination Anna and Emry possess to survive Evadere, even as the killing starts …
The Characters, the story, & favorites.
We follow Anna and Emry to new lands. They run into problem straight away with death and separation. Anna has come into her own and uses her new independent spirit to her advantage.
We get to see her interact with new lands, people and information. It was neat to see the world Emry lives in and the people who are involved in it. Evadere brought new characters into the mix that helped the overall story. It gave us entertainment and even more curiously about the future of everyone.
Emry has duties he must obey and is trying to figure out how to control both his feelings and his responsibilities. He struggles to maintain a balance between the both especially when family, love and friendship collide.
Anna and Emry both experience separate journeys. I liked that twist on the story because most of the time the main characters are always together. Sara did something different and it worked out well. We got to see how the characters lived without each other while coming back together. It was neat and well done. I love character growth and Sara gave that.
I’m beginning to like Anna more than I did before in the first book. I admire her strength and independence. It’s a great thing to see a character grow to be strong and still be vulnerable. I think people expect this badass characters all the time now and its lovely to see Sara tackle that – she has managed to create real characters, young and in love facing the challenges life presents in more… supernatural ways.
I enjoyed Evadere quite a lot. I feel it had the backbone it needed from Strange in Skin. The characters had a base and the new story fit good. I was able to sit back and enjoy reading Evadere without feeling confused or off.
Sara rounded out this book with great skill and story. She made the sequel a fantastic read and I look forward to seeing how it all plays out in the final book of the series. The second proved to be awesome as I hoped it would be.
This is not to say Strange in Skin wasn’t good but I like Evadere much, much more! It went a long smoothly with the back story that Strange in Skin provided. I felt more connected the characters in this book with their growth.
The subtle but interesting twists involving murder and family were great additions to Evadere. The ending left me wondering what was happening and how it would work for Solace. Luckily I can find out soon enough but bravo Sara.
I recommend Evadere to you especially if you read the first but were unsure if you should follow up. I think it will only continue to get better in the third! Evadere is well worth the read. I can’t wait to read the final book in the series and fill this fix of needing to know what the future holds for Anna and Emry!
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