March 15, 2013

Every Never After by Lesley Livingston

Release Date: March 12, 2013
Publisher: Razorbill Canada
Pages: 256
Series: Never
Review Source: Netgalley

Synopsis: (from Goodreads)
It's happening again!

Despite their vow to each other at the end of Once Every Never, best friends Clare and Allie once more find themselves in trouble—and travelling in time. Indulging in a low-key vacation at Glastonbury Tor, taking part in an archaeological dig while soaking up the sights of summertime England, the girls have promised each other: no time travel shenanigans; no involvement with dangerous Druids or villainous museum thieves; and definitely no weirdness about the fact that Clare is now seriously dating Milo, Allie's super-genius hottie cousin!

But when Allie makes an unexpected discovery at the dig site—a skull—the grisly artifact sends her spiralling back in time to a Roman encampment besieged by rampaging Celts. Caught between the Legions and the war band, Allie is rescued from certain death by Marcus, a young Roman soldier with a secret. As she struggles to survive in the past, Clare and Milo race desperately against time in the present to bring Allie home...before she loses her head OR her heart.

My Thoughts:
‘Every Never After’ is a book filled with a zany humour that is so uniquely Lesley Livingston; it’s an energy that really can’t be described unless you’ve met Lesley and/or read one of her books before. ‘Every Never After’ is a perfect blend of geekiness and giddiness, and if you liked the first book (‘Once Every Never’) then I’m certain you’ll enjoy this one too.

‘Every Never After’ features more time monkey shenanigans, this time involving Allie, but also relating to Clare in a roundabout way. The book also contains more Milo and his adorable smarty-pants ways, as well as an introduction to a guy who is swoony in his own right. The characters are definitely a huge strength in these novels. Allie and Clare are such strong, tough heroines, but they’re also perfectly teenage girl. They’re completely intelligent and capable, but they still enjoy checking out cute guys (and who can blame them?).

‘Every Never After’ is another fun time romp from Lesley Livingston, with an ending that’s one part satisfying and one part “ack, I need the next book now!!”.

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  1. Time monkey shenanigans? Sounds awesome. I have the first book sitting on my shelf. I should pick it up!

  2. I haven't read the first one in this series (though I want to) but I love Livingston's writing! Plus, any time you throw in shenanigans (especially this close to St. Pat's), I'm in.

  3. I loved the first book... think I should pick this one up too. :) Great review!

  4. I read the first book when it first came out so don't really remember much from it. But I am glad that there is a second book and that its about Clare's friends now.

    1. It wasn't *super* long ago that I read Once Every Never, so I was at a bit of an advantage. Still, I don't think it will be too hard to jump back in... there was a pretty decent recap at the start of this one without being too repetitive.


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