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Of Enemies and Endings: The Ever Afters, Book 4

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Strong finish for modern, fast-paced fairy tale-fantasy.

Book Shelby Bach Fantasy 2015
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The action-packed finale to Shelby Bach's four-part Ever Afters series is the strongest in the fun fairy tale series, rich with emotional complexity and maturing relationships. The young teens in OF ENEMIES AND ENDINGS are grappling with the pull of first romances and changing relations with parents and mentors -- all while trying to save the world from a despotic sorceress. A puzzle drives the plot this time: Rory has an idea of what it will be like to face the Snow Queen, but she needs to figure out how to defeat her overwhelming power.

Rory's relationships with her parents and teachers deepen considerably. She gains new insight about facets she's resented in the past, and her mother, particularly, sees her warrior daughter in a new light. Lots of action, a hefty dose of magic, and a splash of romance make this a winner for fans of the series.

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