Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Review - Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Book Info
Title: Everneath
Series: Everneath #1
By: Brodi Ashton
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Edition: hardcover, 370 pages, English/USA; ISBN: 0062071130 (ISBN13: 9780062071132)
Published: January 24th 2012 by Harper Collins/ Balzer + Bray
Source: Library
My Review Rating: 2 Cupcakes

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 is 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 the Everneath and become Cole's queen.

My Review: Can I just say that I'm sort of afraid to write this review right now, because I know there are a bajillion of you to one of me who loved, loved, loved this book. I did not hate this book. I didn't even really not like it. It was just OK. And I wanted to love it soooooooo bad, I think I hyped it up for myself way too much. This book definitely has its goods and bads, and I can see why people do love it; but it's definitely not for everyone. Unfortunately I fall in the latter group. It's a good retelling of Persephone/Hades, Orpheus/Eurydice, and Osiris/Isis.

What I Liked: The ability to "Taste" emotions. The whole "Everneath" idea. The cover - I absolutely adore the cover. The well executed handling of the present and flashbacks to prior to the Feed.

What I Disliked: Nikki's character for a majority of the book. It baffles me that someone would come back to the Surface with only six months to be there, say goodbye the "right" way, and tie up loose ends. So why does Nikki spend this time pining after Jack? Go freakin' do what you came here for! Quit dilly-dallying! Sheesh. It took awhile to get the full description and understanding of the Everneath/Tunnels/Shades. I would've liked to have seen the Everneath more than just Nikki's life on the Surface. 

Final Thoughts: I will probably continue with the series because it definitely has potential and Ashton's writing is really pleasurable to read.

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