Publisher Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: January 24,2012
Genre:YA Mythology| Romance
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 has been on my to –read least since before it came out. Due to work schedule I haven’t had time to read it, till I came across at library next to my job. Not only is cover is gorgeous, just look at it and tell me that cover like that wouldn’t attract any reader’s attention. It’s colorful and suspenseful. There is something about cover, how she’s walking with black smoke from behind, like something is coming for her. Just like in the novel. I had always enjoyed Greek Mythology, any mythology novels. When I realized that Everneath is one of those novel I had check it out. Plus I seen quite few good reviews about the novel so I got curious, I had see why so many people were talking about. After reading it, I couldn’t stop thinking about it and I wanted to grab Everbound right away, to see what happens next. What would happen with Jack? Nikki, Cole. Everneath is breathtaking debut by Brodi Ashton
Everneath had a unique storyline, unlike any book that I have read. Ashton’s writing style was unique too, like a countdown pretty much. At each chapter as time decreased, I found myself wondering if Nikki will find herself out of this. Despite her and Father’s relationship going downhill, I could tell that she didn’t want to go to Tunnels again. Mostly because she didn’t want to leave Jack. I loved the relationship between the two of them; there was no doubt in my mind that Jack loved her. It was bit awkward between two of them when she came back, but then she was gone for Six months, he was heartbroken. I didn’t think that Jack believe her, actually I didn’t think she tell him. It proves how much he loves her thought, because afterwards he tried to help her to get out of it. What he did towards the end, proved it how much he loved her. What Nikki and Jack have is true love.
Cole, I had a hate/ like relationship with that character all through the novel. He’s a bad boy that you can’t help but love but at same time know he’s bad news. I got confess that I did like most of scenes between him and Nikki. Then there was some scenes where I couldn’t help but be angry with him. Jack is right, he’s in love with Nikki, even if he won’t admit it. How he reacted when Nikki danced with Jack, how he reacted when she asked him about it, when Jack stated the fact. He loves her. I feel bit sorry for him, he’s in love with somebody who is in love with someone else. That can’t be a good feeling. Now I am kind of curious if anything happens between two of them, now that Jack is gone? Despite her denial I got feeling that Nikki feel a bit of something towards him too.
Everneath is story about love, loss, forgiveness and redemption. A novel that you find yourself thinking about. A Thrilling ride from start to end.