Monday, April 2, 2012


Everneath (Everneath, #1)Everneath by Brodi Ashton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

 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..

It seems as though I have been reading more and more books that go into Greek Mythology, but this one is quite different. Brodi Ashton creates a whole new world that exists just under our own, where time is different, and the Everliving feed. She also did a great job with the characters, focusing on their teenage emotions that drastically change from one moment to the next. I thought it was brilliant how she brought that as the focus of what the everliving need to survive.

Nikki's character does what she thinks will take her pain away not fully understanding the consequences of her decision, letting Cole take her with him. I liked Cole. Maybe I am one who likes the bad boys, but Cole makes it clear that he may have a heart after all. Then there is Jack... Whatta man! Not many boys would do what he did for his best friend and love.

It was a heartbreaking book. Ashton writes in the present and past, which sometimes confused me, but made it even sadder. I would have loved something in it that gave me more hope than it did, at least a smidge more. I expect the next book is a little more hopeful in the "no way out" scenario.

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