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Review: Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Everneath by Brodi Ashton
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Series: Everneath #1
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: January 24, 2012
Format: ARC
Source: Vi - Confessions of a Vi3tBabe
Challenge: 2012 Debut Author

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..

Everneath was a very enjoyable read with a different twist to the retelling of Hades and Persephone.

A nice twist to the story were the immortals, those who live forever but must feed on human emotions to live. Which leads to "the feeding" where they bring someone down to the underworld to feed on. Nikki was sucked into the underworld for a century for the feeding with only Cole for company.

When Nikki returns to the Surface, she finds that only months has passed since she's been gone. Nikki does not start off as the greatest heroine. She's a bit broken and very insecure. She's also constantly paranoid, but that's blamed on Cole since he's trying to convince her to return to Everneath and be his queen.

Compared to Jack, the nice sweet sort-of ex-boyfriend, Cole seems like a big jerk. He's such a sweet person who's there for Nikki even when she doesn't ask. Jack is also described as the stereotypical "popular guy", so Cole clearly has some competition. BUT, Cole isn' too bad. He's described as "the smoldering immortal", obviously he isn't that bad. And he's a also musician, so +1 for him.

The relationship between the three can't exactly be described as a love triangle. It's a bit more complicated then that. With the already complicated relationships and tossing in the struggle to stay on the Surface, Nikki has a lot to deal with throughout the story.

Overall: 3.75 out of 5
The story of the immortals was a nice touch to the retelling. It was a very enjoyable read with an interesting plot. The was something about the characters that came off a bit dry, but they were sure interesting to read about. This series is definitely one that will keep getting better. 

1 comment:

  1. I really loved this one, especially the way the story was told with alternating chapters of before and after. Oh and I loooved Cole for some reason and I can't wait to see more of him in the next book!


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