Everneath by Brodi Ashton Published: January 24, 2012 Publisher: Balzer + Bray Pages: 384 Series: Everneath #1 My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
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.
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
My Review: I'm speechless. I just can't
find words to describe this book. It's a modern retelling of the
Persephone myth and it was really really good but not amazing.
story is about Nikki's Return to the Surface. She's been gone for one
hundred years but that is Everneath time so she's only actually gone for
a few months. When she returns her life is anything but perfect. Her
family is in pieces and even her friends act differently around her. She
claims that she only Returned because she wanted to say goodbye
differently because she only has a few months until the Tunnels come for
her since she didn't want to become an Everliving.
I loved this
book. I had a few issues with Nikki though. She was really annoying when
she couldn't decide what to do about Jack. I actually started yelling
at the book at one point because she was being insecure and just plain
stupid. She also didn't seem to realize that it would just be harder for
everyone she loved if she returned and left again even with a proper
I have to say that I was pretty torn between Jack and
Cole in the beginning of the book. I found that really weird because I
normally have my favorite picked out by the first few chapters but I
eventually picked one because I cared about him much more than the
other. Cole seemed to genuinely care about Nikki even if he was made out
to be the "bad guy". At one point I was about to cry because Nikki was
going to kill Cole that's when I realized that I liked him more because I
was thinking that she should kill Jack instead. It took me 354 pages to
figure that out.
I liked how the author made the reader care
about the "bad guy" she showed him with feelings for Nikki and that all
he wanted was the best for her. Cole would continually say that he
couldn't say no to her and that he just wanted to help her. I also felt
bad for Jack because it was obvious that he loved Nikki too and she kept
thinking that he'd forgotten about her.
I will definitely be reading the next book in this series.