Saturday, May 26, 2012

Review: Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Title: Everneath

Series: Everneath #1

Author: Brodi Ashton

Publication date: January 24, 2012

Published by: Balzer + Bray

Source: The publishers via Netgalley

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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...

My rating: ★★★★☆

I love my mythology, and I have to say, this was an interesting take on the Underworld. A bit on the odd side, but still interesting :)

I think I saw a little Orpheus/Eurydice twist in there (Nikki and Jack), I thought that was very sweet...that Greek story is really moving. Nikki felt a bit empty in the beginning, but I think that was the point. Cole...Cole I thought was a very complicated character. Sometimes I hated him so much I wished he would just go back and stay in the Underworld (AKA the Everneath) forever! Other times he was very sweet and charming and making me swoon like a fangirl...then he would be a jerk again, making me want to smash that guitar of his over his head! Speaking of Cole, I still don't fully understand what the heck he is!! I know he isn't a god...hmm...maybe I'll get more info in the next book?

Anyway, I thought the story was really interesting. I really liked the flashback type things...I thought they were really insightful. And even though it had a terribly sad ending (I still can't believe that happened!), I thought it was a great book overall and I can't wait for the next one to come out!

P.S. I love the cover! It's beautiful!

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a comment! :)


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  2. Good review :) Unfortunately I didn't really enjoy this book...I actually couldn't get into the book until the last 30 percent...but each to their own! But I do agree with the cover it is gorgeous! I'm glad you enjoyed it though.

    1. Truthfully, I also had a hard time getting into it. The Everneath is a tough place to understand...I STILL don't fully understand how it works! lol

      Thanks for stopping by Lacey!

  3. I love the cover, too... and character named Nikki? Must Read!

    As soon as the Spellbound tour ends I'm going MIA for awhile to catch up on my pleasure reading. ;)

    See you here next Sunday. (I'm working on your post now!!!)

    1. Well, after all you've been doing for the tour (I got the post, BTW...I LOVE it!) you deserve a nice break!

      Happy reading!

  4. I read this book and loved it too!

    1. It was a great read! I am happy to hear that you liked it too!

  5. Great review I have been wanted to read this book for a long time know I heard alot of good things about it the cover is very beautiful!

    1. Overall, I thought it was a pretty good read. There were a couple of things here and there that I just didn't particularly like. But let me know what you think of it!

  6. I love Everneath by Brodi Ashton and I loved the cover!! :D

  7. Great swirly cover! And an underworld with wicked immortals feasting on human despair?--sounds great!

    1. Pretty cover, but the story itself was kinda meh, now that I think back to it. I love mythology, but this was kind of confusing, actually =/


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