by Brodi Ashton
Release Date: January 24, 2012
Series: Everneath, #1
Num Pages: 370
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.
*synopsis taken from Goodreads.
Oh my god. I love this book. Not being familiar with the Persephone myth and Greek mythology in general I wasn't sure what to expect of this book. Coming into it I was a bit skeptical. But I was blown away. This book is absolutely amazing.
So like a lot of other books this book has a love triangle but it's a lot different from any other love triangle I've read about. There's Jack, Nikki's boyfriend before Everneath, who genuinely seems like a sweet guy, and then there's Cole, the Everliving who seems to be the villain but the reader has this weird connection with Cole. I didn't like him very much; even if he cared about Nikki I didn't like the way he spoke, or the way he acted. So I am definitely on Team Jack, because I loved Jack. You could tell he really loved Nikki and cared about her even in the darkest moments. Hearing how sad he was about Nikki's disappearance made ME said, actually a few tears slipped down my face, and I almost NEVER cry in books. All along I was really wishing that Cole would disappear so that's why I like Jack MUCH better. No question. Another thing I'm really glad about is that I read this book just in time for the second book's release. No more eager waiting for its release, 'cause I can get it in a few weeks!
Another thing I really liked about this book was that it was so captivating, through and through. I started this book last night and didn't stop until I was exhausted. Then the next morning (today) I just read until I finished the book. It was positively mind-blowing.
This book gave me a stomachache not to mention a headache. I know that sounds bad but it was kind of in a good way. Every time Nikki would mention her fate or her past I'd start to feel sick. I don't know if this is just a coincidence or if it really did have to do with the book, but I think you know that when you start to feel sick (in a good way!) when you're reading a book that the author has done her job well.
The one thing I had problems with in this book was Nikki. I liked her and all, but she was sort of... I don't know, boring. No. That's not the right word. She definitely wasn't boring, but I feel like I didn't get enough info about what she was like before the Feed. Like, what kind of girl was she? I know she was a girl with a hopeless crush on Jack, that one was pretty clear, but I didn't know anything about her. She's basically a mystery to me, even though she tells the story in a first person narrative.
All in all this book was absolutely mind-boggling. And a plus-- It has a gorgeous cover ;)
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