Thursday, March 28, 2013

Everneath by Brodi Ashton Review

Publication Date: January 24, 2012
Publisher:
HarperCollins / Balzer + Bray Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 370 pages
Source: Bought
Series: Everneath #1


Synopsis:
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.

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.


Review: 

This book is amazing. Love the Greek mythology retelling of Hades and Persephone.

Not only this book was purely amazing, but it has a unique writing style. It has the main character, Nikki, told from the present perspective and her past, before she "came back".

For the past 100 years in the Everneath - 6 months on earth (surface, Nikki Beckett is used as a source of energy for Cole - an Everliving - to feed. Being a forfeit, Nikki has no memories and her energy is sucked away by Cole, expect for one memory - Jack. When she decides to go back to the surface, she can't help but look for Jack and still want him. Bad news, Cole followed her and without a doubt, Jack's still heart broken. Nikki is a good character. Sometimes she made really bad decisions, but she's really strong.

I loved Jack the minute Nikki saw him. I know it's a book but Brodi Ashton makes me fall in love with Jack and I can't deny that he's attractive. Cole on the other hand, I have a hate-love, mostly hate relationship. But he cares for Nikki and wants her to be his queen. For me, sometimes I want to punch him on his throat with my foot for trying so hard to split Nikki and Jack up.

I cannot believe the ending! 1. Its a cliffhanger 2. I cried. I'm not saying anything until you read this book.

Fast-paced, emotional, and full of frustrating romance, this book is worth checking out.

  
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