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Everneath by Brodi Ashton Book Review

Release Date: January 24, 2012

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.

As Nikki's time grows short and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she's forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole's...
Teasers:
“Remembering is easy. It's forgetting that's hard.”
“Friends don't eat friends' souls.” 



I just read Everneath, after I realized how long it had been sitting on my bookshelf. I got a lot of comments telling me how good it was and I am so glad I read it:) It was a really good book!

Everneath is about a girl, Nikki, who has been in the Everneath, a sort of underworld, for a hundred years, even though only a few months has passed on Earth. She was taken down there for the Feed, an event where the Everlivings (the beings in the Everneath) feed on human emotions. The guy who takes her there, Cole, is a guy from the Everneath who takes her before she ever realizes what he is. When she gets the chance to come back to Earth and say her goodbyes, she takes it. She especially wants to say goodbye to the one person she never forgot during the entire one hundred years she was stuck in the Feed, her former boyfriend, Jack. 

The beginning of Everneath started off kind of slow and the comparison between how Nikki was before and after the Feed was kind of depressing to read. Those were the only things I could really find that I didn’t enjoy, though. Everything else in the story was incredible! I especially loved how the book is told with some chapters taking place in the past and others in the present and there are a lot of flashbacks throughout the story. The plot is amazing and I loved the switch between the past and the present. 

The romance in Everneath was so sweet! There’s a sort of love triangle between Jack, Nikki, and Cole. Jack’s love for Nikki was so amazing and genuine. I loved him as a character and hated how torn up he had gotten after Nikki had left. Cole, on the other hand, is kind of made to look like the bad guy, but I think he really cares for Nikki and tries to do the best things for her. He wants Nikki to go back with him so she won’t have a terrible fate. I liked Jack a lot better, but I couldn’t help but feel bad for Cole.

The idea for the story was also so unique :) I love Greek mythology, and I thought the author did an amazing job interpreting it into a story like this. The characters were all so different and some of them shocked me with how selfless they were. The ending was amazing and I can’t wait to read the next book when it comes out. Besides the beginning of Everneath starting off kind of slow, this book was great! I’d give this book 4 out of 5 stars.


Happy Reading! 
Montana

29 comments:

  1. I LOVED this book! I'm so anxious for the next one! :)

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    1. Me too :) I can't wait for it to come out!

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  2. Great review, can't wait to get my hands on this!!!

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  3. I've heard a lot of good things about this book but haven't picked it up yet! :/ I hope my library has it so I can check it out. So glad you enjoyed it and great review! :)

    ~Emily@Emily's Crammed Bookshelf

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    1. I'm excited to see what you think of it! Thanks so much :)

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  4. I STILL need to read this one!!!! I love the cover and I love greek mythology!!!!! I am so glad to hear you enjoyed the romance :) Great review!!!!!!! BTW love your blog!!!!!!

    Folowing!
    SeeitORreadit

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    1. Thank you! The romance was really sweet :)

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  5. OOh interesting. I didn't know it was based on mythology. That's kind of cool, even though I'm not really knowledgable about any of that. LOL

    -Lauren

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    1. I thought the mythology part was really cool, too :) (It's loosely based on the myth of Persephone)

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  6. I just finished this one a few days ago, so glad you enjoyed it!

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    1. Thanks! I'm excited to read what you think of it :)

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  7. ooh it has also been sitting on my shelf for the past couple of months!! I like the teasers! and as for the slow start, its better than a slow middle.

    thanks for your review!

    juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

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    1. I agree :D It got a lot better in the middle.

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  8. Wonderful review I really enjoyed this one too. The romance was super sweet I found it was a great love triangle (ish) but dude did I ever hate Cole!! haha. I love greek mythology too and this was a great take on it - she sort of made it her owm. Actually she said she didn't even write it as a retelling at all at first but when she saw the similarities she made it as a loose retelling. :)

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    1. I didn't like Cole at all the first half of the book, but then he sort of grew on me. Also, that is so cool that she didn't even intend to write Everneath as a retelling in the first place :D

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  9. Great review. I adored this book as well. I'm afraid that I'm more of a Cole fan, though Nikki and Jack's relationship is sweet :)

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    1. I can see why people like Cole; he does have that whole bad boy thing going for him :) I also think he would be a better person if Nikki like him. Overall, though, I'm definitely Team Jack!

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  10. When I read this book, I thought Cole was a bit obsessed with Nikki. I kinda don't feel sorry for him at all.

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    1. I just feel bad for him because he seems to genuinely care for Nikki. I like Jack a lot more, though :)

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  11. Good review. I've been really wanting to read this book!

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  12. Great review, sweetie!! My friend recommended this book to me and I wasn't sure if I was going to read it or not, but your review convinced me otherwise!! I'm not too sure if I'm going to like the characters, because they seem a little annoying, but I just might!! I am definitely adding it to my TBR list now! <3

    And I am kinda obsessed with Greek Mythology, so I hope this one doesn't disappoint!! I'm really excited to see how she writes it. Fab review, sweets!!! <3

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  13. I'm so glad you liked this book. I love anything to do with Greek mythology and I hope this turns out good for me too. Thanks for the great review!

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  14. I'm so eager to read this! I haven't gotten this book yet for many reasons, but I would just love to read it. There were just too many good reviews, I'm afraid it's going to be one of those books that was majorly hyped up. I'll get the book eventually, but great review!

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  15. This was one of my favorites!! Great review

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