Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Review: Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Genre: YA Paranormal
Publication Date: January 24, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library
Rating: 5/5 Stars
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Goodreads Summary:
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...

My Opinion
6 months to say goodbye...

Nikki Beckett vanished last spring to the underworld called Everneath. Now she's back but she only has 6 months in the mortal world before Everneath comes back to claim her, and this time, forever. Will she be able to make things right before it is time for her to go again?

Everneath is an enchanting book which just draws you in, following Nikki as she narrates her story for us. The author has cleverly written the book in such a way that you get to glimpse into Nikki's past here and there. It's great and the chronological change doesn't confuse me.

What I particularly like about this book was the romance between Jack and Nikki. I could see that it slowly builds up from friends to loves. And there's this complication known as the person Cole, whom Nikki had spent 100 years in Everneath with. He keeps trying to lure Nikki away but luckily for her, she kept true to Jack.

Everneath is a book that will take your breath away. It's a book of emotions and sacrifice. What would you do if you knew you only have 6 months left?

5/5 Stars for Everneath. Awaiting for the next book in the series.

- “Sometimes, when something hurts us, our hearts break a little-in a slightly ... more literal way than for humans. Our pain sort of spills out and onto anyone around us. We call it a cracked heart.”

- “If you're gonna leave, I wish you'd just leave. Why do you keep coming back if you're not going to stay? Because even when you're gone, you're never really gone... I won't get over it if you keep coming back. Losing you once was hard enough. And now you're here again and everything's coming back. I'm going to get screwed. And I can't do it again.”

- “He leaned forward and said, "Tell me, friend. Is there more for us?"

I looked down at my feet. "There's everything for us.”


  1. I gave this book three stars. I sort of liked this book. I coulnd't bring myself to like such a selfish heroine. Nikki is soooo selfish. he comes back to the Surface with selfish intentions, to say goodbye to everyone, and yet all she ends up doing is hurting everyone she loved. This has nothing to do with the guys issue that EVERY young adult book HAS to have. Another love triangle?! Seriously?! In the true myth of Hades and Persephone, there was just Hades. No one else. And while I felt sympathy towards Jack, and didn't particularly like Cole, I think that Nikki should end up with neither boy, because she's so selfish and self-absorbed. ugh. I'll read Everbound, and Neverfall, and the third book, but I'm not sold on this trilogy, and definitely not invested enough. Thanks for the review!