Thursday, April 19, 2012
Daisy's Review of Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Title/Author: Everneath (Everneath #1) by Brodi Ashton
Publisher/Date published: Balzer + Bray, January 24th 2012
How I got this book: received it from the publisher through NetGalley
Goodreads summary: "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..."
Oh. My. Gosh. WOW!
Really, that is my first reaction upon finishing this book. And I cannot think of a better way for a book to leave me feeling. I mean, I fell in love with the cover before I even knew what the book would be about (LOOK AT THE PRETTY!!) and when I came to understand that it was a YA mythology I went all crazy-eyed and just felt the urge to HAVE IT. So to say that I was beyond ecstatic when I received the e-ARC is putting it mildly.
And this book did not disappoint in the least. I'd heard people rave about it before I had the chance to read it myself and you know what? THEY WERE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!
Everneath by Brodi Ashton was SO amazing! I fell in love with the beautiful writing at the first page. Seriously, evidence is my tweeting of 'I'm only 12 pages in, but I already know I'm going to love it'. And it was so, SO good! It made my little bookloving heart very happy.
I really liked Nikki. I know she made a really stupid decision when she joined Cole in the Everneath, but really, I could get where she was coming from. I mean, she was really insecure about her relationship with Jack. And while from the first moment I read about it, I couldn't believe sweet, awesome Jack would ever do something like that, I can see how she would. And I liked that she wanted to make it right with her loved ones when she Returned and wasn't all accusatory towards them and only blamed herself. And maybe Cole. But that's totally justified.
And let's just say it: Jack is amazing. Seriously, that boy! He made me swoon and smile and cry... And I loved him. He was everything a boyfriend should be and I loved the moments he and Nikki were together. I loved how they awkwardly sat next to each other for hours and hours in class and didn't speak. I loved how he tried to get her to talk to him again and their history together.
Then there's Cole, the 'villain' in this story. I know he's the bad guy, but I really liked him as well. Don't get me wrong, I'm 100% Team Jack, but there's something about Cole that's got me not hating him even though he does some really bad things.
I loved it all: the story, the characters, the minor as well as the main characters, the writing, the romance, THE BOY, the mythology... I wish I had more words to do justice to the amazingness that is this book. I would have read this all in one go if my boyfriend hadn't insisted I needed sleep (which let's face it, he was right about).
It will be a long wait for the second book...
My rating: 5+ stars
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Oooo great review! You have made me really want to read it- I may have to make a sneaky Kindle purchase :-) xReplyDelete
Wow, what a great review! I read one yesterday that was less than thrilled with Everneath, and I was kind of discouraged since I JUST got it out of the library. But I guess people will just have different opinions (duh). Your review revived my excitement to read it!ReplyDelete
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKK!!!! I love this review so much - because it so mirrors my own feelings toward this book (read my review here: http://yearningtoread.blogspot.com/2012/01/review-everneath-by-brodi-ashton.html). It is seriously brilliant. I love Nikki soooooo much - they way she grew and became an awesome, selfless heroine was amazing. And JACK. Oh. Don't even get me started on him. I will talk and talk and talk and talk and talk and TALK AND TALK AND TALK about him for HOURS. Because he's just that wonderful. And YES! The awkward scenes of them sitting side-by-side in class seriously made me love the book even more!ReplyDelete
Thanks Daisy for this great review! :D
I would like you to keep up the good work you know how to make your post understandable for most of the people.ReplyDelete
I read this book based on your recommendation, and I loved it! I am not happy that I have to wait a year for the next one to come out!ReplyDelete
I really loved this book too; I wasn't even going to read it until I was assured that there was no love triangle. And I am so happy I listened to those wise recommenders as this book made me so happy and I am a HUGE fan of Jack-what a great guy!ReplyDelete