Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Balzer + Bray (January 24, 2012)
Buy the book: Amazon
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Read Andye's review: Everneath
Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath. Now she’s returned—to her old life, her family, her boyfriend—before she’s 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.Andye gave Everneath to me to read after she had read it and loved it! Go read her review. I was excited to read this one, I love love love the cover. You give me a book with a cover of a beautiful dress on the front and I get happy. So of course I dove into to this one immediately.
Nikki longs to spend these precious months forgetting the Everneath and trying to reconnect with her boyfriend, Jack, the person most devastated by her disappearance—and the one person she loves more than anything. But there’s just one problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who enticed her to the Everneath in the first place, has followed Nikki home. Cole wants to take over the throne in the underworld and is convinced Nikki is the key to making it happen. And he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her back, this time as his queen.
As Nikki’s time on the Surface draws to a close and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she is 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 queen.
Everneath is a captivating story of love, loss, and immortality from debut author Brodi Ashton.
Everneath was good but I didn't think it was great. I loved the whole Greek mythology spin to it, and it was romantic. However, I just didn't seem to get into the storyline as much as Andye. Let's get back to the romance for a second. Everneath fell short in that department for me. I could tell that Jack loved Nikki, and visa versa, I just didn't feel it completely. Some books I read like The Tigers Curse series or even The Mortal Instruments, you know those characters are in love. So much in love that it takes your (the reader) breath away, or makes you look off into space and just smile, because you can actually feel it. That's what I'm trying to say... I needed more/deeper chemistry.
Jack, Nikki, Cole and Mary were all great characters. They were written well and I enjoyed the story most of the time. The rest of the time I felt like Nikki's days (her time left) were running into each other. The only way I can explain it is, it reminded me of Groundhog day. Over and Over. The same thing happened over and over. It just became a little boring and redundant.
I would have to say Jack was my favorite character and close second Cole. Jack was very patient with Nikki and uber sweet. Cole, well if he's the bad guy then maybe I have an attraction to bad boys. I didn't really find him threatening other than the fact that he wanted Nikki by his side in Hell/Everneath as his Queen. But hey, seriously most guys have way worst flaws... don't you think?
Hey don't listen to me, what do I know? I take my romance very seriously, a little too seriously. So read this book for yourself, there are two more. Yes I will be reading the rest of the trilogy, it can only go up from here (OR DOWN to Everneath) depending on how you look at it! :)
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