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
My Review Rating: 2 Cupcakes
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.