Thursday, February 6, 2014
Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Author Info: Website & Twitter
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 370 pages
Buy it Here: Amazon
Our Rating: 4 stars
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.
I have to admit that I was attracted to this book because of the gorgeous cover. I didn't even read the back of it or look it up on Goodreads like I usually do. The cover had me completely sucked in. When I first started reading it I wasn't sure what to expected. I did have trouble getting into the book in the beginning but I soon found myself enthralled by the story.
One thing that I really liked about this book is how it jumped back and forth from past to present as Nikki dealt with different memories and emotions. I loved her interactions with both Jack and Cole, although it was often hard not to hate Cole! The end of this book has me anxious to read book two in the trilogy!