Jan 23, 2012

ARC Review: Brodi Ashton - Everneath

Brodi Ashton - Everneath
(Everneath #1)

• Pub Date: January 24, 2012
• Publisher: Harper Collins / Balzer + Bray
• Format: eGalley
• Age Range: Young Adult

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...
I received this book through Net Galley. Here is my honest review:

This is a slightly spoilery book review. Be a little cautious when reading the numbered section.

I had quite a few problems with this book, but I'll try to keep this to the point. If you have answers for me, I'd love to hear them. Here we go..

1) I don't understand the time thing. I get that it goes faster in this Everneath. And Nikki keeps saying that she was there for 100 years, but in Earth time it was only a few months. She didn't age while down there, and she was able to slip right back into her old life. SO IT WASN'T REALLY 100 YEARS! Not for her anyway. I was irritated with that.

2) She also mentions that she only remembered Jack. Specifically. So why is it that she makes it home and remembers her brother, her father, Jules, her mother's death, etc? Did I miss something?

3) Really.. she's wasting her precious Returned time on SCHOOL?

4) Nikki seems like many people these days, thinking they don't have to take the consequences for her actions. She even says something about getting out of paying her debt. That's not how life works, honey. My goodness.

However.. once I got into this book, I read it pretty quickly. It was getting a bit irritating that Nikki wasn't figuring things out as fast as I was, but that's okay. Cole and Jack were pretty good opposites. As much as you want to hate Cole, you can't help but feel for him. And Jack just pulls Linkat your heartstrings.

I think a lot of people will like this novel. It's definitely a little different. And I really did like how the author slowly fills us in on the past, the events that lead up to Nikki's choice to go to the Feed. So with all the gripes I have, I obviously enjoyed it enough to finish and actually want to read the second one by the end.

Bottom Line: Check out this different YA novel dealing with a bit of mythology. I want to read the next one!


3 / 5 book sharks


  1. It's funny I didn't even think about the fact that when she returns she remembers her dad, and brother. I guess I just kinda put that in the back of my head and just went with it. I really enjoyed it, and am looking forward to the next book. Thanks for the wonderful review!

  2. Glad to know that you found some things to like. :) I want to give this one a try for the mythology angle! I keep hearing iffy things about the guys and I'm kinda like, *whines* ANOTHER possible love triangle?

    Molli | Once Upon a Prologue


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