Over at Books In Heat, William S. Kowinski has a very thoughtful review of Everfree, and in tackling the book's themes, he raises an interesting question about our evolutionary genetics. By nature are we more like violent common chimps or the more compassionate Bonobos? I say we're closer to our inner chimp; he's more hopeful on the subject. Though we don't see eye to eye on this, I respect where he's coming from, and it's the sort of debate I love, one I remember having with my dad on multiple occasions.
Beyond this difference of opinion, he has wonderful praise for the book.
Here's an excerpt:
This book has all the pleasures of a good adventure story and a science fiction novel, even apart from the previous books. But in context of the trilogy, there are multiple rewards in character as well as action and ideas that pay off in this volume. Everfree is an exciting ride through an imaginative and believable world, with ideas to ponder, characters to wonder about, and good writing to savor. And the ending is definitely worth the ride, though don’t be surprised if you still want more.
You can read the complete review here.