The Ever Queen by LJ Andrews – A Satisfying Ending

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“What do you not understand? I care nothing for my life if she is not in it.”

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The Songbird:

Captive. Challenger. Queen.

Enemies took her from the man who holds her heart. They might see her as weak, as a pawn in wicked games, but they’re no match for the first Ever Queen.

Let them think they’ve won. Her heart belongs to a beautiful monster, and she will never stop fighting until she’s back in his arms.

The Serpent:

Captor. Villain. King.

His enemies stole the woman who claimed his soul. They betrayed him out of greed and desire for the crown, but they won’t die for that betrayal. No.

They’ll die for touching her.

His heart belongs to a stunning little bird. He will never stop searching for her light across the skies. Not until the blood of his enemies spills at her feet, and his queen wears their bones around her neck.

Welcome back to the world of the Ever Kingdom where pirates collide with Vikings in passionate romance, brutal battles, and an unforgettable dark fantasy world. This book concludes the love story between Erik and Livia, but new, standalone romances with other favorite characters will continue to build the world. Readers are encouraged to check the TW inside the book for their reading comfort.

(I couldn’t do better than LJ Andrews own summary, so here we are.)

Thoughts on the Plot

The Ever Queen is the second book in The Ever Seas series. While The Ever King and The Ever Queen are their own duology, there is a third book in The Ever Seas series. The third book will focus on Jonas, rather than Erik and Livia, the two main characters in the duology. 

Anyways, this book was SO GOOD, in my humble opinion. This book starts right after the events of the first book which is good because the ending of the first book was…rough. 

The pacing was pretty consistent and I didn’t have any issues there. The world-building expanded a little more with the introduction of new kingdoms.

A lot of what was introduced in this book will continue on into the third book. But also wrapped up all of the original storylines very nicely. 

To be honest though, the plot is not why I absolutely adore these books. It’s the characters. 

Thoughts on the Characters

Erik Bloodsinger, Valen Feris, Steig, I love all of the (with the exception of the protagonists) men in this series! 

Erik is the villain but you want to root for him. You want him to be with Livia because even though he doesn’t see his worth, we as the readers can.

And Valen Ferus? I want to read his books because he is the most amazing father. We all need a father like Valen. Though I am afraid that if I read his book (The Broken Kingdom series) I’ll end up calling him daddy in the wrong way.

Then we have the ladies, our Queen Livia Ferus absolutely  kills it in this book! She really comes into her own in this book and I love her personal growth so much.

Livia is not the only character to experience growth. Erik also goes through a lot of impressive character growth.

Erik struggled a lot and this book really proved to Erik that he can have the love/family he desires and not only can he have it, he DESERVES it. 

The side characters were all *chefs kiss* and I genuinely just loved this book. 

Overall Thoughts

It was so hard to write my review for this book because I love this series so much. It is my favorite duology so far and I just think everyone who loves Fantasy Romance, will absolutely love Erik and Livia’s story. 

The little epilogue at the end absolutely had me smiling like a moron the whole time. 

5 out of 5 stars for The Ever Queen. A million, billion stars for Erik and Livia. 

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