Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Title: Everneath
Author: Brodi Ashton
Genre: Paranormal romance/mythology, YA
Release date: January 24, 2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray (HarperCollins imprint)
Series: #1 in Everneath Trilogy
Source: Personally purchased
370 pages

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...

The first thing I noticed about this book was the beautiful cover. It just automatically draws your attention to it. Then, I read the summary and I'm a huge mythology fan. This is Ashton's debut novel, and it surpassed my expectations beyond what I could imagine.

The book jumps back between present time and the past events that led up to Nikki being pulled down to the Everneath with Cole. My emotions were swirling in this book. I could feel the heartbreak from Nikki, Jack, and even Cole. Brodi Ashton has a great way of making readers connect with Nikki and Jack and I was so drawn to both Jack and Cole, it was killing me. The only bad thing I can say about this book was that it started off a bit slow at first, and there's a bit of a cliffhanger at the end, but that just means a sequel is in store(: When the book ended, I was so frustrated because I couldn't wait to know what's going to happen next. Even if you don't know the original Persephone/Hades myth, I highly recommend this book. With that said, this book deserves 4 and a half trees.


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