Review: Everneath

1.07.2012
Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Expected publication: January 24th 2012 by HarperCollins
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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...

I thought I was going to hate this book. I thought it was just going to be another obnoxious paranormal novel with a love triangle I couldn't stand.

I'm kind of happy about how wrong I was.

Everneath grabbed me and pulled me into Nikki's world, where she only has 6 months before she's taken back to Everneath and into the Tunnels. Although I really loved this book, Everneath is yet another book from HarperCollins that I think needs some fleshing out. I'm still not entirely sure what happens in the Tunnels - I know a person doesn't die, but other than that, I'm fairly unclear. Unclear on everything about the Everneath and what Cole really is, to be honest. 

Despite those questions, I still loved Everneath. The beginning is intriguing, and after that, I couldn't stop reading. I was a little annoyed at times, because Everneath goes back and forth between the past and the present in the first half of the book - the past, where Nikki and Jack are first together, and the present, where they're practically strangers. Even if it was annoying, I loved the dynamics and seeing how happy they were together and how their relationship was destroyed before Nikki went to the Everneath. 

Their relationship in the present was something I really liked, too. I won't explain why, considering it's a major spoiler, but just know that there is no insta-love. This is not a sappy romance, and this is not your typical love triangle. 


Well, okay. There's really no love triangle at all. Not for Nikki. But there is for me. Ashton managed to do something hardly any authors have ever been able to do for me - I've fallen in love with both boys. Jack and Cole are both two amazing, three-dimensional characters that I know I'll never be able to forget. 

The plot was probably what really kept me reading, though. Ashton put a spin on typical paranormal things, and I loved it. Though I wish some things had been fleshed out a bit more, the world this book is created in was so easy to get into. I was surprised more than once.


Overall: Everneath made me ache. It made me feel something I haven't felt since I finished Incarnate by Jodi Meadows. There's nothing about this book that I didn't like. (Except the ending, but that's not because it wasn't amazing. It just kind of stomped on my heart T_T) Everneath is a story about how to say goodbye while still making up for the last goodbye you never gave. It's a story about how even when it seems impossible, you can still be saved. Even if you don't want saving. (And by that I mean saving your actual life. It wasn't meant to be a metaphor or anything.) 5 stars. 


[And yes, I purposely kept this review fairly short. I knew if I said much more I'd end up giving the entire book away.]


~Zoey~
19 comments on "Review: Everneath"
  1. I read the reviews on Goodreads and thought Everneath sounded really good. And I'm pleased to hear that there isn't any insta-love (that sounds like kind of like a diet pill? insta-slim? But ANYWAY :P). I think I need to read this!

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  2. I have heard so many awesome things about this book. It's at the top of my TBR list and I can't wait to read it. (I actually won an ARC a month ago, but haven't gotten it yet. The person isn't responding to my emails either. >.<) Luckily it's not too far from the publish date now. I am going to buy it as soon as it's out. Glad you really enjoyed it. Thanks for the wonderful review.

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  3. I loved this sentence, Everneath is a story about how to say goodbye while still making up for the last goodbye you never gave. This book wasn't too high on my TBR list but it jumped up after reading this review! I'm glad that the love interests are actually two-dimensional characters and that there isn't any insta-love. I feel like a lot of people are tired of insta-love, it's a really easy way out.

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  4. 1. That last paragraph was actually really gorgeous. :o

    2. IT COMES OUT SOOOOOOOOOON.

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  5. great review..i reviewed and loved this book. i am looking forward to book 2. Glad you liked it.

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  6. Great review, glad you enjoyed it. I pre-ordered it, I can't wait!!!

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  7. So glad you loved this one! It's one of my favorite forthcoming books!

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  8. I really loved this one too! The mystery was there the whole time. I agree, you can't say much without giving away everything!

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  9. Wow! This review alone made me want to read this book! The fact that you thought you would hate it and you loved it is quite a testimonial. I have this book on my TBR list. Thanks for such a fabulous review!

    ~Jess
    http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com/

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  10. I love it when a book surprises you. I felt the same about a few books I have read. Glad you liked it. I am looking forward to reading this one!

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  11. I have pre-ordered this book!! I couldn't handle hearing all the amazing things about this book without ordering!! I am glad you liked it and gave it such a good review!!!

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  12. Thanks for not giving any spoilers I hate when that happens. Like I really want to know all the major plot points before I even read the book.
    I have wanted to read this book since I first started hearing about it. I'm glad to see you liked it and interested to see why you have fallen for both boys.
    Great review!

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  13. Thanks for the great review. It has such a beautiful cover, and I glad to hear you really liked it! I will add it to my TBR list:)

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  14. In the tunnels, a person's energy feeds Everneath until they are nothing.
    Hope that cleared up some things. Thanks!

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  15. I can't wait to read this book sooN!
    Thanks for the great review.
    -KMS

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  16. I don't read a lot of paranormal books but I think this one sounds really good! I want to read it! And I am glad to hear there is not insta-love :)

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  17. I've recently started reading paranormal books and this is definitely next on my list:) I really want to read this! Awesome review!

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  18. I realy ant to read this book now...absolutely have to get it so i can read it!

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  19. Great review. I agree that there is a love triangle, even though Nikki knows who she wants. I keep thinking maybe she'll change her mind in future books, haha.

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1.07.2012

Review: Everneath

Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Expected publication: January 24th 2012 by HarperCollins
//Amazon//B&N//The Book Depository//

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...

I thought I was going to hate this book. I thought it was just going to be another obnoxious paranormal novel with a love triangle I couldn't stand.

I'm kind of happy about how wrong I was.

Everneath grabbed me and pulled me into Nikki's world, where she only has 6 months before she's taken back to Everneath and into the Tunnels. Although I really loved this book, Everneath is yet another book from HarperCollins that I think needs some fleshing out. I'm still not entirely sure what happens in the Tunnels - I know a person doesn't die, but other than that, I'm fairly unclear. Unclear on everything about the Everneath and what Cole really is, to be honest. 

Despite those questions, I still loved Everneath. The beginning is intriguing, and after that, I couldn't stop reading. I was a little annoyed at times, because Everneath goes back and forth between the past and the present in the first half of the book - the past, where Nikki and Jack are first together, and the present, where they're practically strangers. Even if it was annoying, I loved the dynamics and seeing how happy they were together and how their relationship was destroyed before Nikki went to the Everneath. 

Their relationship in the present was something I really liked, too. I won't explain why, considering it's a major spoiler, but just know that there is no insta-love. This is not a sappy romance, and this is not your typical love triangle. 


Well, okay. There's really no love triangle at all. Not for Nikki. But there is for me. Ashton managed to do something hardly any authors have ever been able to do for me - I've fallen in love with both boys. Jack and Cole are both two amazing, three-dimensional characters that I know I'll never be able to forget. 

The plot was probably what really kept me reading, though. Ashton put a spin on typical paranormal things, and I loved it. Though I wish some things had been fleshed out a bit more, the world this book is created in was so easy to get into. I was surprised more than once.


Overall: Everneath made me ache. It made me feel something I haven't felt since I finished Incarnate by Jodi Meadows. There's nothing about this book that I didn't like. (Except the ending, but that's not because it wasn't amazing. It just kind of stomped on my heart T_T) Everneath is a story about how to say goodbye while still making up for the last goodbye you never gave. It's a story about how even when it seems impossible, you can still be saved. Even if you don't want saving. (And by that I mean saving your actual life. It wasn't meant to be a metaphor or anything.) 5 stars. 


[And yes, I purposely kept this review fairly short. I knew if I said much more I'd end up giving the entire book away.]


~Zoey~

19 comments:

  1. I read the reviews on Goodreads and thought Everneath sounded really good. And I'm pleased to hear that there isn't any insta-love (that sounds like kind of like a diet pill? insta-slim? But ANYWAY :P). I think I need to read this!

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  2. I have heard so many awesome things about this book. It's at the top of my TBR list and I can't wait to read it. (I actually won an ARC a month ago, but haven't gotten it yet. The person isn't responding to my emails either. >.<) Luckily it's not too far from the publish date now. I am going to buy it as soon as it's out. Glad you really enjoyed it. Thanks for the wonderful review.

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  3. I loved this sentence, Everneath is a story about how to say goodbye while still making up for the last goodbye you never gave. This book wasn't too high on my TBR list but it jumped up after reading this review! I'm glad that the love interests are actually two-dimensional characters and that there isn't any insta-love. I feel like a lot of people are tired of insta-love, it's a really easy way out.

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  4. 1. That last paragraph was actually really gorgeous. :o

    2. IT COMES OUT SOOOOOOOOOON.

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  5. great review..i reviewed and loved this book. i am looking forward to book 2. Glad you liked it.

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  6. Great review, glad you enjoyed it. I pre-ordered it, I can't wait!!!

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  7. So glad you loved this one! It's one of my favorite forthcoming books!

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  8. I really loved this one too! The mystery was there the whole time. I agree, you can't say much without giving away everything!

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  9. Wow! This review alone made me want to read this book! The fact that you thought you would hate it and you loved it is quite a testimonial. I have this book on my TBR list. Thanks for such a fabulous review!

    ~Jess
    http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com/

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  10. I love it when a book surprises you. I felt the same about a few books I have read. Glad you liked it. I am looking forward to reading this one!

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  11. I have pre-ordered this book!! I couldn't handle hearing all the amazing things about this book without ordering!! I am glad you liked it and gave it such a good review!!!

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  12. Thanks for not giving any spoilers I hate when that happens. Like I really want to know all the major plot points before I even read the book.
    I have wanted to read this book since I first started hearing about it. I'm glad to see you liked it and interested to see why you have fallen for both boys.
    Great review!

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  13. Thanks for the great review. It has such a beautiful cover, and I glad to hear you really liked it! I will add it to my TBR list:)

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  14. In the tunnels, a person's energy feeds Everneath until they are nothing.
    Hope that cleared up some things. Thanks!

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  15. I can't wait to read this book sooN!
    Thanks for the great review.
    -KMS

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  16. I don't read a lot of paranormal books but I think this one sounds really good! I want to read it! And I am glad to hear there is not insta-love :)

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  17. I've recently started reading paranormal books and this is definitely next on my list:) I really want to read this! Awesome review!

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  18. I realy ant to read this book now...absolutely have to get it so i can read it!

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  19. Great review. I agree that there is a love triangle, even though Nikki knows who she wants. I keep thinking maybe she'll change her mind in future books, haha.

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