Graphic Novel Review: Ever After

Ever After by Olivia Vieweg

Ever After follows Vivi and Eva, two teenagers who are just trying to stay alive, as they travel between two safe zones in the zombie apocalypse. Vivi is struggling with the loss of her sister while Eva is hiding a frightening transformation. Together they face the heat, zombies, and their own inner demons.

I loved the art style and colors in this book, in fact, the reason I picked it up was because of its cover. The zombie apocalypse is always a good subject, right? I do love a good zombie movie so I was pretty sure I was going to be into this one, but that turned out not to be the case. The main character Vivi was pretty cool, I related to her mental health issues and found her to be a very likable character. However, I couldn’t stand Eva. She was very rude to Vivi throughout the story and while I could understand Vivi wanting to hang around her because she wants to live, I also felt like it set a bad example of a friendship. This book is aimed at a teen audience so showing a character treating another badly and that character running back to them didn’t sit well with me.

There also seemed to be inconsistencies with the way zombies acted. With some of them being violent and brain-crazy and others being docile. It was just confusing and felt like a plot hole more than anything. So while the visuals in this story are great and it does tell an interesting story, I didn’t leave this book feeling anything special.

Thank you Lerner Publishing Group for providing a copy in exchange for my honest review.

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