Jan 6, 2012

EVERNEATH by Brodi Ashton Review


E V E R N E A T H
Author: Brodi Ashton
Release date: January 24, 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins / Balzer + Bray
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Rating: 4 Stars

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. . .


Everneath started off for me as a book that kept me turning the pages mostly because of the amount of things I didn't know. What exactly is the Everneath? Why did Nikki have to stay huddled with Cole for a century & where? Why did that person betray her? What happened in the past that I don't know about that the rest of the characters in the story do? Among many other questions I had running rampant in my head that day.

I sighed and began to think that this was one of those stories where you're kept completely in the dark until the very last few chapters, and until then you're left wandering aimlessly...confused. BUT this was not one of those books. The more I read the more the pieces began to fit together. And I found as the small details began to materialize in front of me that the story got quite addictive. Now, with most of my questions answered I was able to really think in depth about what was going on between Nik, Cole, and Jack and the mystery that was the Everneath. I still feel like the characters haven't really explored the Everneath, but I'm almost 80% sure we'll find out more about the place in the 2nd book. I have a feeling the protag will want to go take a visit there for awhile (just a guess though!)

At first I had a hard time connecting with the protagonist—Nikki—because of how distant she was. But then later I find that there's a reason for that: Living in the Everneath has drained her of her emotions. As the affects of the Everneath fade Nikki's true character begins to show, and I loved seeing the real her with all her emotions intact. I felt like she was a great heroine. Her actions in this book tell me she's not the type to stand in the background and watch things happen. She caring, and adamant in making her vision become a reality (even if she knows the odds are really against her). I loved Jack! He's not an Everliving with super powers. Just an regular human guy with a great personality. And although Cole was the antagonist of this story, I found myself feeling pity for him throughout the whole book. I pictured him constantly as a hurt puppy. (Don't ask me why). You can tell that he's not entirely evil just by reading the dialogue, and he really cares for Nikki....but he's a bit selfish. He will get what he wants at the expense of other people's lives. But then, he's an Everliving so what do you expect? Overall, I really enjoyed this book and am really incredibly excited to read the next one. Hopefully the wait won't be that long.





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36 comments:

  1. I'm really looking forward to this book! Great review!

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  2. I read and reviewed this book and like you I cannot wait for book two.

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  3. I have never seen this book but in your blog. I think I am going to check it in Goodreads.

    That new world made me curious.

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  4. The cover is awesome! Thank you for the amazing review. :)

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  5. I liked how the cover showed a bit of what was the story about, and I'm not talking about the synopsis

    =)

    thanks for the review,

    I'm not sure whether I like a "distant" character.

    regards,

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  6. I'm really looking forward to this book! the cover is beautiful:)

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  7. Loved this book- great review. I love the cover of the book!

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  8. i was a bit afraid for this book but your review rassured me. ( i don't like when we don't understand anything or to hard cliffhanger)

    thanks you for this great review

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  9. Great review, thank you! Looking forward to read this book!

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  10. I can't wait to read this! I have read so many good reviews about it, which makes me wanna read it more.

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  11. Thanks for a great review!

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  12. Yeah, I enjoy the developing character and strong heroines are my favorite.
    This dark and mysterious story looks so good!

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  14. Aaah, sounds like a tempting morsel of a read! I like books that just drops hints every so often and you as the reader have light bulb moments as you fit together all the pieces of what the author is telling you!

    The books sounds very good!

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  15. Need to read this one. The cover is very attractive. I have seen many positive reviews.

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  16. I've been wanting this book since forever! I love the Persephone story, so it's awesome when authors can re-interpret it! I so love the smoky cover. Ooh, I like that Jack is just a regular human. In paranormal books, there should be more human guys! Why can't a normal guy captivate the main girl? :P

    Chen Chang

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  17. Thanks for the review! I have seen several reviews for this book and I am looking forward to reading it.

    Rachel V
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  18. Great review, i'm really looking forward to reading this book.

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  19. Great review! I can't wait to read this book! It's near the top of my TBB list!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  20. I haven't been that interested in reading this book but your review changed my mind!

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  21. Great review. I look forward to reading this book.

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  22. Good review! I want to read this book *(:

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  23. i love the book and cover and then
    i would love to read and blog on it
    desi the blonde@msn.com

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  24. Whenever I see this bookthe cover really catches my eye. Now that I know what it's about I am putting it at the top of my TBR list!

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  25. Great review. This book is going on my to read list.

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  26. I'm looking forward to reading this book.
    Latoya

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  27. I've seen this book a couple of times and always thought it was so pretty. It sounds like an intriguing world. I'm thinking I'm going to need to go out and get a copy now :)

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  28. The cover is so pretty.I have been wanting to read this too. Thanks for your review now I want to read it even more :)

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  29. I have been curious about this title for a while - its the cover you see, it is just lovely and I am a bit of a cover girl :) Thank you for sharing your review I am glad you shared about the revelation of the protagonist's personality, sometimes it is hard to get into a story if you just don't care about the character :)

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  30. Thank you for the review, I'll look forward to reading this one.

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  31. Thanks for your review. You have given me a lot to think about. When I add your review in with others I have seen, I'm not sure where to put this on my TBR list.

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  32. Great review! I've been wanting this book for a little while already but now after reading your review I'm really excited for it!

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  33. I've got my copy of Everneath coming in the mail soon and I must say that I've enjoyed your very encouraging review. I wasn't sure I'd enjoy it until I started seeing great reviews posted up for it all over the blogosphere, but now I'm anxious to know more about Nikki's story. Thanks for sharing!:)

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  34. Although you didn't like the character of Nikki at first because of how distant she is, I feel like there is (or at the very least should be) a reason why a character is the way they are. It's the author's job to let the reader learn why that is and I'm glad to hear that you do learn why Nikki is the way she is.

    Thanks for the review! I am very much looking forward to reading Everneath!

    Pam

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  35. I really want to read this book.

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  36. I've had this one on my wishlist since I first saw the cover and read the blurb. Thanks for the giveaway!
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