Thursday, 29 December 2011

Review: Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Title: Everneath
Author: Brodi Ashton
Publisher: Balzer & Bray: Harper Collins
Published: January 24, 2012

Synopsis: Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she's returned- to her old life, her family, her friends- before being banished back to the underworld... this time forever.

She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can't find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

Nikki longs to spend these months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there's a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he'll do whatever it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen. 

Review: As I write this review I must note that I just closed the last page to Everneath, I have tears rolling down my cheeks and my nerves are all over the place- but there is so much going on in my mind right now that I can't possibly write it all down for the worry of spoilers... so I'll try me best. 

Ever feel like no matter how AMAZING you try to make something sound you know it won't do the book a justice?? << well Everneath is that book!! From the very beginning, I was sucked into the world of the Everlings, and even if I wanted to escape for a brief period I couldn't. It was impossible to set down. 

Everneath shifts back and forth from "Now" and "Before the Feed." I wasn't sure about this layout at first because I was a tad lost in the first chapter ((but it kept me wanting to read and figure out what was going on!!)) After I understood the times and setting of the story, I was able to really get in the novel and love it! 

Author Brodi Ashton parallels a mythology with a well thought out storyline. The tie in was probably my all time favorite thing about this book. I'm a huge fan of mythology in general, but I was impressed with how Brodi brought the story of Persephone into the plot, but without overriding the entire story. Our main characters are always there and we are still in THEIR story.. the mythology tidbits just help them accomplish their overall goal- to save Nikki from the Everlings.

I loved (most of) the main characters in this book.
Ever feel like you can't escape something, no matter how hard you try? That no matter what you do the outcome will still be the same? Nikki felt the same way in Everneath. She  is a teenager gets taken into the underworld; she's chose her fate by leaving and coming back to the human, and has only a short period of time left. Everneath is a story about courage, strength, love, loss,and believing in yourself. Nikki goes through all of that. This character really got to me, I enjoyed trying to put the puzzle pieces together. To me, Cole's (who taunts Nikki about coming back to the underworld with him) personality as very bipolar. He'd be so sweet and the next minute he was an ass. A reader anticipates what he was going to do or say next.

And Jack--- OH MY GOODNESS! I would NEVER forget him! WOW! hot hot hot! I absolutely fell in love with Jack. My heart breaks for him throughout this novel and although he's lost a lot... he's holding on to hope and helping out his girlfriend until the end. *psst- hey guys out there, you should read this book and model Jack! okay? Thanks* 

Awesome book!! I'm actually really wanting to pick it up to read again lol 
Hands down 5 stars to Everneath!


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