Strange And Ever After by Susan DennardStrange And Ever After by Susan Dennard

Strange And Ever After

bySusan Dennard

Paperback | July 11, 2017

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Discover a “roaring-and addictive-gothic world” (Publishers Weekly) in the explosive conclusion of the Something Strange and Deadly trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Susan Dennard—now with a gorgeous new cover.

It has been a tumultuous time for Eleanor Fitt since life as she knew it in Philadelphia came to an abrupt end. Although the Spirit-Hunters—Joseph, Jie, and Daniel—have helped her survive, Eleanor has lost almost everything.

And now, Jie has been taken by the evil necromancer Marcus. Eleanor is determined not only to get Jie back but to finally end this nightmare. To do so, she must navigate the hot desert streets of nineteenth-century Egypt amid the rising Dead, her unresolved feelings for Daniel, and her volatile relationships with Joseph and with Oliver, her demon. But it won't be easy. Because Allison, her friend from Philadelphia, has tagged along, becoming strangely entangled in Eleanor's mission.

Susan Dennard is a writer turned marine biologist turned writer again. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the Witchlands series, which began with Truthwitch, as well as the Something Strange and Deadly trilogy, her debut. She lives in the Midwest. You can visit her online at or on Twitter @stdennard.
Title:Strange And Ever AfterFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:416 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.94 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5.31 × 0.94 inPublished:July 11, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062658174

ISBN - 13:9780062658173


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bittersweet Finale I definitely was not expecting this ending, that's for sure! It was creative, heartbreaking, and ultimately the best ending for this trilogy (after some thought and my inner fangirl calmed down). There was mythology (which really surprised me and took a little while to get used to), romance, intense action, and heart-wrenching goodbyes. There was a major focus on the characters, particularly Eleanor as she battled her inner demons and repair the relationships that were damaged. I was glad to see more of Jie, who honestly deserves a spin-off of her own! Joseph and Daniel needed more time because I adored them (yes, Daniel finally won my heart). I was actually most interested in the complicated relationship between Eleanor and Oliver. The action was wild, especially near the end as Eleanor came to terms with her powers and what it meant to have them. It added to an ending I did not expect and was stunned by. There were definitely tears in my eyes. On reflection, it was truly the right ending for Eleanor Fitt, beloved misfit and powerful necromancer looking for a purpose. Great for any fan of Susan Dennard and zombie stories with a powerful hero!
Date published: 2019-05-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good conclusion. After being disappointed in book 2, this one is back to its form. Eleanor is tough and I still like Jie. Good ending but a little sad. Good trilogy but second book was the worst of the three and the first book was the best.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartbreaking This book. This book tore my heart apart and made me sob. This book was a thrill ride of cinematic mind images and awesome characters. This book was...nearly perfect. (Mild spoilers for the first two books, and maybe spoilers for this one - hidden, of course.) The main source of it's perfection: Eleanor. Eleanor. ELEANOR. I think she might just be my favorite heroine ever. I fell in love with her in the first book, when she won me over with her kick-butt determination and grit. One of my favorite things about this series is it's unflinching honesty - I mean, what other series is brave enough (especially one based in Victorian-era America) to have their heroine's hand gnawed off by a zombie? And Eleanor takes what is thrown at her, and gets on with what needs doing. She is hopelessly flawed and makes astronomical mistakes, but she takes the time to think things out - no excess of dramatic irony here - and figures out what needs to be done, and then she goes out and does it. She leads her friends and acknowledges her mistakes and focuses on the matter at hand. She is brilliant at dealing with everything life throws at her. She is kicked down again and again and again and gets up with such grace and honest determination that you are forced to cheer for her. She stays on task and, despite being thrown more crap than anybody could ever deserve, avoids angst and self-pity like the plague. So I came into this loving Eleanor. And in this book, she blew me away. She's lost so much and comes so far, and somehow still manages to learn and accept her mistakes. Her romantic arc was just about my favorite ever - I mean, at one point someone's confessing his love and she's like, "now? Really? We've got other things to worry about." When does that ever happen? Her practicality and stick-to-it-ness really endeared me to her. And yet the romantic arc was honest and lovely and squee-worthy and ultimately heartbreaking in the best way possible. "...A vast army has never stopped you before," I muttered to myself, folding my fingers into fists. We were going to face Marcus here, and we were going to defeat him. That's all there was to it." Eleanor, you beautiful, capable person. You determined, unflinching, wonderful heroine. I love you so much. I just wanted to cheer her every step of the way. And at the end - no spoilers - but at the end, when I was reduced to a sobbing little ball of feels, Eleanor stands up - literally stands up, throws back her shoulders, internalizes everything, and marches straight into the fray and into my eternal good books. This series is just so awesome. From the zombies that I actually liked - and I hate zombies - to the unflinching, honest brutality tempered with fierce emotion, it did weird things to my heart. It forces you to confront these emotions point blank and carries you through them with complete finesse. It shredded my heart and made me feel it was a privilige to have my heart mutilated by this lovely book. just in awe. Well done, Susan Dennard. Well done.
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Fabulous Conclusion Strange and ever after was a fabulous read. It was thrilling, dark and fast paced.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Stunning Conclusion Strange and ever after was a fabulous read. It was thrilling, dark and fast paced.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Conclusion Strange and ever after was a fabulous read. It was thrilling, dark and fast paced.
Date published: 2016-12-22

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"This debut novel is quite compelling and features a plot that moves at breakneck speed. The plot is full of action, betrayal, and romance."