Monday, September 6, 2010
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: June 1, 2010
Sailing aboard her father’s trade ship is all seventeen-year-old Camille Rowen has ever wanted. But as a girl of society in 1855 San Francisco, her future is set: marry a man she doesn’t love, or condemn herself and her father to poverty.
On her final voyage before the wedding, the stormy arms of the Tasman Sea claim her father, and a terrible family secret is revealed. A secret intertwined with a fabled map, the mother Camille has long believed dead, and an ancient stone that wields a dangerous—and alluring—magic.
The only person Camille can depend on is Oscar, a handsome young sailor whom she is undeniably drawn to. Torn between trusting her instincts and keeping her promises to her father, Camille embarks on a perilous quest into the Australian wilderness to find the enchanted stone. As she and Oscar elude murderous bushrangers and unravel Camille’s father’s lies, they come closer to making the ultimate decision of who—and what—matters most.
What I great story! I think this book was literally made for me. It has all of my favorite aspects of a book: the time period, the romance, just enough adventure and mystery. Everything I absolutely love rolled into one.
I loved the characters. I found Camille to be very relatable even though we are from two different times. I think I probably would have made the same decisions as her. Oscar is also a big part of why I liked Everlasting (go figure). He was so sweet and amazing. He was a perfect fit for the story. I also loved some of the side characters as well. They were a lovely addition to the story.
Everlasting was a fantastic adventure. The way Angie Frazier wrote, it was fabulous. I did find it a tad predictable, but I got over it. It was still wonderful seeing the story unfold.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who asks, and I'm really looking forward to more of Angie Frazier's work.