Monday, February 11, 2013

Review: Everbound by Brodi Ashton

Everbound by Brodi Ashton
Published: January 22, 2013
Publisher:
Balzer + Bray
Pages:
358
Series:
Everneath #2
My Rating:
5 of 5 stars

Nikki Beckett could only watch as her boyfriend, Jack, sacrificed himself to save her, taking her place in the Tunnels of the Everneath for eternity — a debt that should’ve been hers. She’s living a borrowed life, and she doesn’t know what to do with the guilt. And every night Jack appears in her dreams, lost and confused and wasting away.

Desperate for answers, Nikki turns to Cole, the immortal bad boy who wants to make her his queen — and the one person least likely to help. But his heart has been touched by everything about Nikki, and he agrees to assist her in the only way he can: by taking her to the Everneath himself.

Nikki and Cole descend into the Everneath, only to discover that their journey will be more difficult than they’d anticipated — and more deadly. But Nikki vows to stop at nothing to save Jack — even if it means making an incredible sacrifice of her own.

In this enthralling sequel to Everneath, Brodi Ashton tests the bonds of destiny and explores the lengths we’ll go to for the ones we love.

My Review: That was freaking awesome. Not only is the cover gorgeous but the actual book is amazing. Everneath was really good, but I think that Everbound was even better.

This is not a light read. Nikki isn't exactly Miss Sunshine in the beginning of the book. She hasn't been alright since the Tunnels came for Jack and that's completely understandable. Her guilt and emotions were expected. It isn't everyday the person you love gets taken to the Tunnels. Even though she's still upset about losing Jack she never gives up hope and that's probably what makes me really like Nikki as a main character. She doesn't just sit around and complain about how difficult her life is. She actually does something about it.

I'm so glad that most of the book took place in the Everneath because I'm pretty sure there was almost no time spent there in the last book. I loved how they had to get through a maze to get to Jack and how there was always this constant threat. It kept me glued to my seat so I ended up finishing this book in a day.

The love triangle in this book is one of the only love triangles that I actually like and I still don't know who I like better. I'm pretty sure I'm leaning towards Cole, but after that ending I'm not so sure anymore. I can't believe I'm still undecided about who I like more. 

In this book Jack was barely there. There were flashbacks of him and Nikki, but the story was mostly about Cole and Nikki traveling through the Everneath. Nikki is oblivious about how Cole feels about her even though someone told her that Cole's tether always points to her. That made my heart break because Nikki only cares about him as a friend.

The ending made my heart pound and I'm pretty sure I must have looked like some crazy person after I finished because I couldn't stop waving my arms around as I tried to explain how I was feeling. The next book needs to come out soon because I need it now. I need to know how it all ends!

2 comments:

Annabel Roach said...

Your review just made me want to read the book more! I'm disappointed that there's not a lot of Jack in this book (<333) but I am still dying because I can't get it until the next time I go to the bookstore which might be a while. :( Awesome review!

Erika A said...

Thanks! I hope you get to read it soon

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