Sunday, June 29, 2014
Everneath by Brodi Ashton - Book Review
Author: Brodi Ashton
Publication: January 24, 2012
Series: Everneath #1
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥
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.
This was a great read. I thought I wasn't going to like this book a whole lot because it didn't seem interesting enough for me to love, but I ended up loving it. I was confused in the beginning and the date changing in between chapters but a little further into the book and it all starts to unfold and is easier to understand what happened in the beginning and all the events that led up to what happened to her.
I like Nikki's character. She is really smart, and a great main character. She wasn't irritating (only a little) but once she makes a decision there is no talking her out of it. She is strong, she doesn't let Cole push her around and make all the decisions for her. I would change, however, how she acted in the beginning. She acted like a whole different person than what we see in between chapters from the past. Although, I might be seeing this wrong because she was going for awhile and I don't know how I would have acted if I was in her position but I just wished she tried a little than what she gave us.
I love Jack. He is so amazing, I cannot believe all that he has done for Nikki. He is amazing. I still cannot believe what he did, my eyes were tearing up the entire chapter. He is brave and he did something so unbelievably brave, he is just amazing.
- Cole I did not like Cole at all. He is the worst character in the book in my opinion. Jack is so much better. Why can he not just leave her alone? I don't know why he even went into her life to begin with, he should have just left her alone.
Overall, I loved this book. I would have turned down the 5 stars to 4 because of Cole but I loved it so much to just overlook it. I am excited to get into the next book. I am also glad because now since we are caught up from her past there won't be flashback moments in the next book, I hope. This book was great, Jack has to come back, he just has to! The book played out very slowly, which usually annoys me, but I was entertained through it all.