Jan 20, 2012

{Review} of Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Everneath (Everneath, #1)Everneath by Brodi Ashton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GENRE: Mythology Romance
THEME: Immortals
RECEIVED: For Review from Harper Collins
AUTHORS BLOG: Brodi Ashton's Site

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's 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 to the Everneath and become Cole's...

Everneath by Brodi Ashton really did a number on me with pulling on my emotional side. This was a first for me where in the end no one really wins, it’s only the beginning of the next test in a way. Everneath follows closely to the mythology of the goddess Persephone and Hades, it’s a take on what really is true about the myth and the darkness that lies ahead for the lead characters. The re-telling of this myth has been done many times before and I’ve enjoyed them all in their own way, but Everneath was definitely a step up.

Everlings are known for taking innocent women down to the Everneath, where they feed of the life source for over a 100 years or six months above in the real world. All Everlings are male because if a female were ever to survive the Queen would feel threatened that the girl would try and steal the thrown. Thus begins the journey for Nikki a young girl who disappears for six months in the Everneath and actually survives the Feed, she’s the first one every to live. Nikki left behind her family, but it was her boyfriend who suffered the most. Now she wants to redeem herself and make amends before she has to leave her world again and this time for forever.

Nikki has only six months to say good-bye again to everyone she loves abut along for the ride is the Everling that feed off her. Cole is a sharp stick in Nikki’s side; he refuses to let her be taken away from him. Their relationship really intrigued me because usually the tall dark and handsome guy is what the girl wants but this time around the girl wants her past love and past life. I really enjoy a book that takes a new twist to the romance.

Overall I enjoyed this book not only for the mythology, but for the determination Nikki has to find a way to make amends and even if she looses she was able to see everyone one last time. The first half of the book runs a slower route but once you hit the second half its all pretty much like holding your breath. Ashton really pulled a fast one on me at the end, but it created a new beginning that leads into the second book. I highly recommend this novel to paranormal, mythology, and romance lovers.

This is a young adult novel that carries a darker tone that most mythology retellings. Fans of the Goddess Test by Aimee Carter and A Mythos Academy Series by Jennifer Estep will be sucked into the world created by Brodi Ashton.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm really glad to see so many people enjoying this one! I really couldn't get into it as much as everyone else, but maybe that's just me!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration