Monday, January 16, 2012

Review: Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Summary/Cover Image from Publisher's Website:
Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath. Now she’s returned—to her old life, her family, her boyfriend—before she’s 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 precious months forgetting the Everneath and trying to reconnect with her boyfriend, Jack, the person most devastated by her disappearance—and the one person she loves more than anything. But there’s just one problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who enticed her to the Everneath in the first place, has followed Nikki home. Cole wants to take over the throne in the underworld and is convinced Nikki is the key to making it happen. And he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her back, this time as his queen.

As Nikki’s time on the Surface draws to a close and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she is 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 queen.

Everneath is a captivating story of love, loss, and immortality from debut author Brodi Ashton.
Review: 

I'll admit it straight up front: I'm a sucker for a pretty cover, especially when it involves a gorgeous dress. The fact that the summary made the story behind the cover sound amazing just added to my desire to read it. Thankfully, Everneath managed to live up to its beautiful cover, because not only did it manage to provide a fully imaginative and creative story, but also the romance in this was hot with a capital H.

One of my favorite aspects of this book was the characters of course! As soon as Nikki appeared on the page, she managed to capture my attention fully with her unique voice and bittersweet story as well as the daunting deadline she faced. Nikki was the kind of the character I especially always love to read about. She was funny, sweet, and protective of the ones she loved, even the latter of the three sometimes meant distancing herself from the ones she loved the most. What I loved most about her character, though, was seeing her interact with her family and friends, especially Jack. Jack was the definition of swoon worthy. Better yet, he was also an amazing guy below the surface.

As mentioned briefly before, the story in this one was beyond great! I seriously loved just about everything about it. From the descriptions of the Underworld, which always managed to put fright as well as thrill in me, to the daunting and bleak future Nikki faced to the sweet and adorable bond she shared with Jack, everything was just incredible and developed perfectly. I especially thought Brodi Ashton did a prefect job of installing the perfect mix of feelings in Nikki's character: from the fear to the love to the hope as well as hate. I also have to add that Cole was the perfect bad guy based on his actions alone. I was also shocked as well as angered by the new developments that occurred with his character to say the least!

Brodi Ashton's writing in this one was superb, especially given the fact that this is only her first book! She did such a great job with the characters as well as the plot line, and the ending was INCREDIBLE! I totally didn't see it coming, and even though it making the wait for the next addition even more tedious, I still loved it.

Romantic as well as spellbinding, Everneath by Brodi Ashton managed to take my breath away with every word! So my suggestion? Get your hands on a copy of this one as soon as it's released! You will not regret it one bit.

Grade: A+

Source: Publisher via Netgalley

16 comments:

  1. The characters sound amazing! You've got me so curious about this one now,

    Fabulous review, Lauren!

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    1. Thanks, Lea! The characters are amazing, and I hope you enjoy it if you end up reading it.

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  2. This sounds fantastic, I can't wait to read my copy! Great review!

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    1. Thanks, Kelsey! I hope you LOVE it.

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  3. I didn't love Everneath as much as you did, but I still found it enjoyable. And although the cover is beautiful, it had nothing to do with the story. Still, I am curious about where Brodi Ashton will take the story next.

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    1. Aw, I'm sorry to hear you didn't love the story as much as I did, but I'm glad you still liked it overall. Oh, and I'm curious to see where Brodi takes the story as well! :)

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  4. I'm in the middle of reading this and I have to say I am really enjoying it! I hope that I end on the note that you did! (:

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  5. I will definitely be looking into this one! The cover is gorgeous.

    Awesome review! Your A+ rating has definitely inspired me to check this out!

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad to hear that. I hope you enjoy it when/if you end up reading it!

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  6. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy! It sounds amazing! I'm glad you enjoyed it! Wonderful review!

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    1. Thanks, Mesa! I hope you like it as nearly as much as I did when/if you read it.

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  7. So glad to hear that it lived up to your expectations! The cover is just so stunning. :) Can't wait to get my hands on my own copy.

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    1. Glad to hear you think the cover is stunning as well! Hope you end up loving it! :)

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  8. Your review has made me add this book to my To Read list - it sounds fantastic!

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    1. So happy to hear that! It's such a great book so I hope you enjoy it! :)

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  9. This sounds quite interesting, I might have a look for it sometime.

    ~Ailsa

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