A few months ago, I was a normal girl. Life sucked, and just like everyone else, I took the simple things for granted. At least until I got this new power, a "gift" my mom called it. Apparently, I'm a firestarter. I didn't want to be. I didn't ask to be. It would be cool if it wasn't so dangerous and I knew how to control it. When an uncle I'd never heard of showed up to take care of me after my mom died, I should have been grateful. As it turned out, my whole family isn't normal and more than a little bit crazy. I thought things couldn't get any worse. I was wrong. They banished me to Ever.
It's imaginative and creative. It's a bizarre world that the reader is thrust into, and I don't know if it's because I've watched Jumanji waaay too many times, but I imagined the Rainbow Jungle described in this series as containing some of the wildlife and plantlife you see in Jumanji. But you know, more colorful and with bizarre creatures.
You really have to feel sorry for Misha. She is bombarded with loads of bad news and then is banished from the world into another world called Ever. And Ever isn't the kind of place where people seem to survive for long, unless they know how.
To top it all off, she has to control the unusual power she has, and try not let it kill her in the process. I was able to guess some of the plot points, but not very many because the story is unpredictable. At least to me it was.
A sort of love triangle develops, but we clearly see Misha's feelings for one person. There is never a dull moment, and I was highly entertained. I liked that loose ends are tied up nice and tidy, as it makes a well-rounded story. I wish Jen Wylie could continue this series of novellas, as I crave more adventures in the land of Ever.
Tales of Ever gets 5 out of 5 Platypires!