Book Review: [ARC] Ever After by Olivia Vieweg

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Title: Ever After

Author: Olivia Vieweg

Publication Date: September 1, 2020

Number of Pages: 288

Publisher: Graphic Universe

Genre: Horror, Dystopia

Synopsis:

Vivi and Eva are two travelers in a countryside filled with the undead. After a train breaks down, stranding them between safe zones, the young women partner up to stay alive. Vivi is struggling with grief–and guilt–over the loss of her sister. Eva is hiding the start of a horrifying transformation. Together they’ll face heat, zombie hordes, and their own inner demons, searching for signs of life in a land of the dead.

This graphic novel addition to an enduring genre is thoughtful and emotion-driven, but also full of zombie scares and action.

Personal Thoughts:

Rating: ⭐⭐ (2.75)

I received an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review via NetGalley.

Ever After is a story about two girls, Vivi and Eva, who travel from different cities to survive an on-going apocalypse. To be honest, I requested for an advanced reader’s copy of this book via NetGalley as the synopsis sounded like such a great concept and I also absolutely love zombie stories, but I guess it just didn’t work for me.

During the start of the novel, we were thrown into the middle of an outbreak where everyone wanted to survive. I think I would have been more invested if there were more explanation as to what caused the apocalypse given that there were almost 300 pages. The world-building was just lacking in the story for me. I also did not connect with the characters, that’s why it actually took me more time to finish this. I mean, half the time, I didn’t even know what was happening and it was hard for me to follow.

On the other hand, I loved the art style of this graphic novel, the colors were really vibrant and the spreads were just amazing.

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