Saturday, 10 August 2013


Everneath (Everneath #1) by Ashton Brodi

Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: January 24th 2012
Pages: 370
Type: Paperback

What It's About!

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 was so-so for me. The story took forever to actually get anywhere to the point where I actually stopped reading it for a few months before I picked it up again.

The main character Nikki drove me INSANE. She was alright at first, until her stupidity dragged on throughout the entire book. SO many things were so painfully obvious and right in her face that there was no way she could NOT know, but she was too stupid to see them. There were so many moments when I'd be reading and be like Really, Nikki? REALLY? She was just so dense she made me want to shake her and make her wake up to reality. Her character was also very flat. Flat and dumb. I just wanted to punch some smarts into this girl!

Even Cole, the supposed bad guy had more to offer than she did. He started out as a creep but slowly transitioned into someone a little different even though he shouldn't have been able to. My favorite character was Jack, he was your simple, down-to-earth guy and the only one who seemed to have any brains. I was Team Jack all the way ;)

The ending of the story was what made me give this book any stars at all. It was so emotionally enthralling that I couldn't put it down until the very last page. I might even end up reading the second book, but I'll probably just end up borrowing it from the library if I do. I think if the beginning of the book had been as captivating and well done as the end, I would have loved the book. But it was boring until the last bits of it, it was such a snore-fest up until then. 


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