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Comments for Everlasting
Everlasting by Angie Frazier is a YA historical fiction. Camille Rowan of San Francisco is having one last sailing adventure with her father before settling down to marry the man who can save her father's financially troubled business. She, though, is secretly (or not so secretly) in love with Oscar, a man who shares her love of the sea.
The last voyage takes Camille, her father and their crew down to Australia. Things though go awry and soon Camille is separated from the ship. That's the opening to the fantasy element of this book.
Except that there have been so many other recent YA books about immortality that I just had to stop. Australia &emdash; while historically interesting &emdash; seemed like such an odd choice. It's not an especially piratical place. Nor does it have any local legends of immortality (even the Dreamtime stuff is farther west on the continent).
There just wasn't enough explanation for why New South Wales and the Tasman strait were THE PLACE for immortality hunting. Nor was there enough over the top bravado to pull off the choice in spite of my misgivings.