Age Group: Young Adult
Release Date: June 1,2010
Received From: Around the World Tours
Other Info: 2010 Debut Author Challenge
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.
Beautifully written and feverishly paced, Everlasting is an unforgettable journey of passion, secrecy, and adventure.
I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Everlasting! The cover is beautiful and the story sounds incredible. I used to read a lot of historical fiction but I haven’t read a lot of historical YA. While this book has some fantasy elements it takes place in 1855.
I didn’t love the book but I did like it. I think it was a great change of pace for me.
Camille, the main character was headstrong and capable. She was a little dramatic but that might be the product of the times. I really enjoyed all the characters. Oscar was swoon worthy and interesting.
The mystery drives the story and keeps you reading until the very last page. Although, I did feel that the pace was a little slow at times. Angie Frazier has a wonderful debut on her hands with Everlasting. The writing was fantastic and fun! I would recommend!