Review: Everneath by Brodi Ashton
In A Glance: Splendid...Amazing...Couldn't turn the page fast enough. These are the ways I would describe Everneath. I loved this book. One of my Favorite reads in a long time! I need more of these characters story. I was sucked in by the ways it meshed the past with the present.
Author: Brodi Ashton
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication Date: January 24th 2012
Pages: 384 pages
Format: ARC Copy (Netgalley)
Goodreads Synopsis: 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...
There is so many words I could use to describe this book, I mean I could probably go on for days just using one word descriptions, but I'm not going to do that, no I'm only going to use five words.
Splendid...Amazing... Heart Wrenching... Mesmerizing!
Really even these words aren't enough to describe this incredible book to you. Everneath is one of those books you just can't turn the pages fast enough to read. It's one that you can't put down either and you end up taking it everywhere with you.
Nikkie Beckett (Becks) is the main female character in this book, she's so devastated by her life and so many difference events that have happened, that she ends up turning to someone she knows that can take the pain away for her. I mean come on, we all would love to be able to do that sometimes, right? So we really can't fault her for that. The only thing is, Cole taking her pain away could cost her everything! Including all the people who she loves and loves her back. Including Jack!
Jack is the guy who loves Becks so much that he just can't let her go, no matter how hard it is on him he just can't seem to move on, even after she is gone. Their love is so strong it gets both of them through so much but hurts them both at the same time.
Now we must talk about Cole, Cole is a Everling. For those of you that don't know what those are, well I'll tell you. They live in the Everneath and to survive here on the surface they must feed off of other peoples emotions. Its hard to explain really, but it's like he steals their emotions!
I fell in love with these characters, even Cole on a few occasions, yes I said it! He's sweet sometimes lol. I know it sounds cliche, but when Becks cried in this book, I did too. That's how emotionally charged this book really is.
Greek Mythology plays a huge part in this book as well and if you enjoy that, you will love this book.
Will Becks be able to find a way to cheat the system and stay with Jack or will she be sucked back down and into the Tunnels or will she choose Cole? What do you think she should do? Hmm, don't look at me that way, I'm not going to tell you. You need to read it and find out! hehe
I will warn you I cried like a baby at the end of this book. I was also yelling at it when there was no more pages to turn. I need more books like this, where I'm dying for more pages and more words to read.
One more thing I must say before I give my rating. I loved how the author showed us glimpses into Nikki's Past in this story. I loved how we got to see her grow as a character as well. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
What Does Everneath Teach Us:
Everneath teaches us that when all hope is lost and the world is pulling you down....NEVER GIVE UP!!!
I definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves Greek mythology and anyone who loves a great love story, one that goes against all odds. As for age group I would say 13 + on this one. Mainly because the topics dealt with. There isn't anything questionable though.
Alright so on to my rating... I would have to give Everneath a...
Ending: 10/10 (even thought I cried lol)
Cover: 10/10 (Loved)
So that gives Everneath a 100 out of 100 which = 5 puppies!!!
When Everneath comes out on Jan. 24th, 2012 you all should definitely buy this book or borrow it from someone or even the library. You wont be sorry. I know I will be adding this one to my bookshelf as soon as it comes out!