Darkest London #7
28th June 2016
Miss Layla Starling, the young, beautiful, and extremely wealthy heiress, is the talk of London. Until now, she’s managed to evade the marriage noose. Despite the fact that she is unfortunately American, she’s received a staggering number of offers. And turned down every one. St. John Evernight does not want to admit the relief he feels every time he hears that she has rejected one of her suitors. Which is unfair of him. Layla deserves to be happy. But he can not offer her happiness. He will never be normal, never be anything but a freak in her world. So St. John resolves to keep his distance, until he is recruited by the Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals to guard Layla. For she is in grave danger, and he is about to learn the full extent of his powers.
orevermore is the last book in the Darkest London series and I’m a little sad the series has come to an end. But we finally get St. John’s aka Sin’s book!
Honestly, I was a little disappointed with Forevermore, because it was the last book I was expecting so much more. A really good conclusion and wrapping everything up in a nice neat little bow and sadly that just didn’t happen or not to the extent that I was really happy with.
The main story-line between Sin and Layla was enjoyable with some great twists and turns. I quite enjoyed Layla. She wasn’t a silly meek character who got overwhelmed when faced with the paranormal aspect of her world and embraced it really well.
She stood up to Sin’s family when she realised how they were treating him and how little benefit of doubt they had given him considering he’s their family and honestly they really needed a good kicking.
St. John Evernight ran full-out, his bare feet hitting the cold, slick cobbles with nary a sound. He did not need footwear, for his skin would never tear, and clunky boots affected his speed and balance. Both of which he needed during a chase.
However, I didn’t really enjoy the flashbacks to Layla and Sin when they were younger, to explain their relationship. Or the amount of flashbacks Sin had of Mab. I mean really. Did we need to go through all that again? It didn’t work for me.
Because I’m all for spoilers.
The ending sort of gutted me a little. In ways I wasn’t expecting.
Finding out who Layla’s Father was and the twist that came with that, that was the start of it really.
With Father aka Augustus ‘dying’ and his relationship with Lena and how that ended! Boom!!
And if that wasn’t enough Archer was dying too but you know normal human death and then Miranda and Archer get changed. Another boom!
Then the ending really sort of leaves it too open. Nothing is certain about the ending of this world we invested time in. Could there be a spin-off series?
I absolutely adore this version of the cover for Forevermore too! It’s so pretty and I love the topsy-turvy houses!
Overall I enjoyed Forevermore and am sad that this amazing, clever series has come to an end. I highly recommend this series and encourage you to read the series from the beginning. My favourite book in this series has to have been Evernight!
This review is based on the ARC of Forevermore provided by Forever (Grand Central Publishing).