Friday, August 31, 2012

[Review] Everneath by Brodi Ashton

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..

My rating: 2 of 5 stars


... I really didn't like this book >.< I'm sorry. It was ok, I guess. It was much too dependent on the romance for it to be actually good... The cover is beautiful though ^.^

Basically Nikki is back in the normal world after she was sucked into an underworld where immortals steal her emotions and feelings. She has 6 months in the normal world until she is pulled back into the Everneath. She and her boyfriend from before start researching the Everlivings (the immortal people) and anything to do with the Everneath to see if she can avoid going back.

I heard this was based on the Hades/Persophone myth... well I am disappointed in that as well. I expected it to be all interesting about Hades and Persephone or even if they just based it loosely, but really... no.

She is... weak. She is relying on others for her life and her decisions affect others too much. First she went into the Feed because Cole could take her hurt feelings and bad feelings away. Because she saw someone else come out of her boyfriend's bedroom. During the Feed, right after she vanished, she ripped apart the lives of her friends and family. Then, after the Feed, she would sit all alone waiting for the Tunnels to come and take her again. Originally she Returned so she could say a proper goodbye to her friends and family, but she never actually did- she would've just disappeared again. She also started creating strong bonds with her friends and family, which would hurt them AGAIN to break. I guess her only piece of backbone is that she doesn't want to Feed off others because she knows the pain, and would take the Tunnels over it (where she would become a battery for the Everneath until she completely ran out of emotions and everything, and just... vanished).

Jack was her boyfriend before the Feed as well and it was because of him she agreed to it. She thought he was cheating on her. When she disappeared it was him that anchored her so that she would remain young and sane, and it was him that sent out search parties and everything. After the Feed, Nikki starts getting closer to him again, and tells him everything. He works with her to find an alternative to the Tunnels.

Cole is the Everliving that took her down to the Everneath and fed off her. He took all her emotions and everything, and when he found she was still young and sane after it, he offered to make her an Everliving and to make her the Queen. He's basically chasing after her the entire book and ruining her attempts at normal life.

The writing is good, but the switching of time periods could be done much better. The first couple times I got really confused, because even though it was labeled, Nikki "sounded" completely the same before and after, although after the Feed she was supposed to be all emotionless and depressed and basically empty.

The ending was a twist, but a foreseeable twist. The series had to work somehow and so obviously something like that had to happen. What had been given away a couple pages before helped secure what I thought would happen >.>

I suppose I'll read the other books even though I didn't like this one much because I would like to see if it get's better/more interesting (surprisingly enough, that's actually happened before).

This was written very, very late at night/very, very early... ignore the posting time >.< Please tell me if something is incoherent. I should probably fix anything like that...

Bye now :P

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