Eversong – Donna Grant [Review]

Eversong is the first book in the Kindred series, written by Donna Grant. This historical paranormal romance was published on November 20, 2017 by DL Grant, LLC.

 

Blurb for EVERSONG

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New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant “skillfully melds history and legend” (RT Book Reviews) in a brand new series – The Kindred.

To live in the light, they hunt in the dark…

Unparalleled in beauty and daring, Leoma has been raised with a single-minded focus—to wipe out corrupt witches. But when her new target leads her to a discovery that unveils a graver plan from the Coven, she doesn’t hesitate to follow. Yet, she’s not the only one on the hunt. And the sexy, infuriating man who crosses her path could prove to be a distraction—something she’s never encountered before.

Honor and family mean everything to Braith. When his life is turned upside down by the murder of his ward and heir without cause or reason, he has no choice but to turn to vengeance. Until a stunning, dangerous woman continues to thwart his efforts at every turn. Now, he must battle not only his need for revenge but his desire for the female, as well.

 

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Jen’s Review of EVERSONG

I read Eversong because I signed up for a tour, having loved Donna Grant’s books in the past. Unfortunately, I didn’t get my review done in time for the tour, due to being too tired from work. Even after reading the book, I didn’t have time to get the review written. But I am so excited to tell you about Eversong. I loved the book!

Although I received a free advanced reading copy for the tour, my opinions are my own.

 

Quick Review: Great mix of action and romance! Strong but compassionate protagonists.

 

The Story

Set in England, 1349, Eversong is about two humans, wronged by witches, who are intent on revenge. Leoma, a Hunter trained to kill witches, wants revenge against a witch named Brigatta for the murder of her best friend. Braith wants to kill Brigatta also. When Leoma and Braith cross paths, they decide to team up against the witches. They learn the Coven has plans for Braith.

The story flows well from one scene to the next. Everything seemed to fit together perfectly. The book is fast-paced and exciting from start to finish.

The Characters

As I said in my quick review above, the main characters were strong but compassionate. The fact that their need for revenge didn’t blind them from the suffering of others made me like both a lot.

Leoma and Braith’s romance progressed somewhat fast for my taste, but, to its credit, didn’t feel forced or unnatural.

I enjoyed the addition of the warlock, his animals, and his leader. Their stories made the book more interesting. I want to know what is going to happen to them.

The Writing

The one thing that I noticed right away is that the dialogue felt very modern. It didn’t seem to fit the time period. Other than an occasional “aye” or “nay,” the author didn’t make any attempts to make them speak like they were in medieval England.

I hate it when authors use the word sex to refer to female body parts. Grant took it a step further and used that word in dialogue, which seemed ridiculous. “Can you feel the water move over your sex?” (location 1384) Who, ever, would say something like that? I’ve read a lot of books and seen a lot of movies, and I haven’t ever heard someone use that word in dialogue. Maybe I’m wrong, but it seems totally unnatural.

Otherwise, I liked the writing style, and I thought the book was very well-edited.

Do  I Recommend?

I strongly recommend Eversong to readers who like a mixture of historical and paranormal romance. The most unique aspect of this book, which I think will appeal to many readers, is that the main characters are human. Other than a few perks given to them by others (ex: Leoma’s spelled weapons), they don’t have any special abilities. It was a nice change to read about people who hunt the witches rather than the witches themselves.

My Rating:  5 out of 5 stars (A)

 

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About Jen Schaper

In addition to being a book blogger, I am a mother of three children, a retail backroom coordinator, and a wannabe writer (when I make time to do it).

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