Review: Everneath by Brodi Ashton
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.
Everneath is definitely the start to an excellent trilogy. While the book started out a little slow for me, it really picked up and by the end of the book I was on the edge of my seat dying with suspense! I had a gut feeling on the ending and my predictions were correct, thankfully I already have book 2, Everbound, ready for reading. So let me delve into what I loved about the story and the one thing that truly bothered me.
At first glance, I was expecting a love-triangle but that was not the case. So I let out the breathe I was holding and truly found the romance that developed and shined between Jack and Nik to be captivating. I was enraptured by the love they have for each other and the trust they have. I was pleasantly surprised to see how all of these characters truly developed and grew throughout the book. In addition, the story was a really quick, and enjoyable read. I was constantly wanting to turn the pages and continue reading.
My one pet peeve is that no one discusses Nik’s return. What was the story she fed everyone? How did the mayor deal with the rumors that his daughter was a user? I would have liked to see some elaboration on this or at least a mention of it. I also loved the Greek mythology incorporation in this story, it makes it turly stand out in the genre. Overall I loved the paranormal aspect of the story and desperately can’t wait to dive into the next book!
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