Everneath by Brodi Ashton

I devoured Everneath by Brodi Ashton like book crack, y’all. Seriously – one sitting. I do have some issues with the characterization, but overall I did obviously enjoy this one. I am really interested to see what happens next – so I will most likely be picking up the sequel.

At  the start of Everneath, Nikki Beckett wakes up and realizes that she has spent 100 years having her emotions leeched away by an Everliving – a mythological human-like immortal dude. Except, 100 years in the weird Underworld is only six months on Earth. Nikki manages (well, accidentally) to bargain herself into six months back in her old life. Which means trying to figure things out with her boyfriend Jack.

The kicker to all this? Nikki wasn’t supposed to make it through the Feeding process intact. Now Cole, the Everliving, wants to use Nikki as a bid to rule the Underworld. If Nikki chooses not to accept Cole’s offer, she will be taken by the evil Shades.

You guys – seriously. I got into the plot of Everneath in a big way. Brodi Ashton knows how to reel her readers in! I put off reading  this for a long time because I wanted to avoid yet another love triangle. Well, silly me: no love triangle. There are two guys – Cole the Everliving and Jack the human boyfriend. Luckily, Nikki pretty much knows who she wants to be with. Huge sigh of relief.

Okay so, picture me sitting in my awesome (old as the hills) blue reading chair devouring this book like a crazy person. Then all of a sudden I snap out of my haze and think “Doh! What am I doing?” I was so involved in the story that I almost forgot to notice that Nikki is being a total guyaholic wuss. There was never a time when she felt able to stand on her own – if Jack wasn’t around to lean on, she’d run directly to Cole (and vice versa). Big red flag there. This was the only issue I had with Everneath, but it is a big one.

Nikki! News flash: teenage boys are not all that! Seriously. Do something on your own. Make a decision by yourself in the sequel. Please.

So, despite my annoyance with Nikki, I still liked Everneath. Definitely a book worth reading if you’re a paranormal YA fan!

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  • Felicia the Geeky Blogger January 27, 2012, 8:03 am

    I love the cover of this book! Seriously I wish I read more YA just to collect the book covers!
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  • Candice January 27, 2012, 10:15 am

    This one is on my YA Mythology Challenge list and now I’m even more excited to read it! I might need to pace myself though… I just tore through Destined by Jessie Harrell (won’t tell you my thoughts on that one… you’ll have to read my review! 😉 ) and Goddess Interrupted (OMG so good!) so I MIGHT need to take a Mythology break before I out myth myself! Although after reading your review it might be difficult to pull away!!!
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  • Amy @ Tripping Over Books January 27, 2012, 11:18 am

    I just got my copy of this one in the mail and I can’t wait to get to it! Although if you thought Nikki was a little annoying with the boys, that’s a bummer. That stuff usually makes me cringey. I’m still reading it, though because the whole thing sounds FAB and I love me some myths!! BIG relief, too, that there’s no real triangle! Sometimes I think there’s plenty of juicy stuff to mine if people stuck to just one couple working through things, you know? Glad that we have a go at that here. 🙂
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  • Andrea January 27, 2012, 1:23 pm

    I’ve heard a lot of interesting things. I’m glad to hear this is the type of book that you can just devour in one sitting. I definitely need to pick this one up ASAP. It sounds amazing. But that problem is a big one, you’re right. I do not like the fact that so many girls in YA novels are not able to care for themselves and they always go running to the guy. I want to see girls take care of themselves more and be able to fight for themselves. Thanks for the great review!
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  • Giselle January 27, 2012, 2:01 pm

    Haha. Teenage boys are not all that! Great review! I really enjoyed this one to it was such a well written story!!
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  • Nafiza January 27, 2012, 2:12 pm

    Oh I totally know what you mean by oscillating from one boy to the other one. Cole was just creepy, I mean, come ON, he was EATING YOU! Spiritual vampire and all, eek. And you know what else I had a problem with, okay, not so much a problem as my eternal pickyness making me snicker? “Everliving.” I would have appreciated another descriptor. It made me snicker. But I too liked the book despite not thinking I would.
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  • GreenBeanTeenQueen January 27, 2012, 3:00 pm

    Book Crack-what a great term!:)

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  • Annie January 27, 2012, 5:39 pm

    This is sitting on my bookshelf, but after reading the prologue and realising what a total evil sod Cole is… I couldn’t bring myself to read the rest. But if you’re sure he’s out of the running, I might have to go back and pick it up again! 🙂 Thanks.
    By the way: totally envious of your “awesome (old as the hills) blue reading chair”!

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