Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Everneath by Brodi Ashton Review

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.
I absolutely love Greek Mythology and this story is about Persephone and Hades.  In GM Persephony was the queen of the underworld, wife of the Hades. She was also the goddess of spring growth.  Hades was the King of the Underworld, the god of death and the dead.  These story has been twisted and turned along the years and fortunately for me there has been a recent boom in YA books about GM and so my quest started to read this story.  

Everneath did not dissapoint.  It's a story around this myth and about love and betrayals.   As soon as I started reading this book I was extremely addicted.  The balanced mix of mythology, romance and mystery had me taking in this book in one sitting.   
I promise you will enjoy this world, the characters and the plot.  I was drawn to Cole (the immortal) but Nikki's boyfriend Jack had me torn many times.  At times I was as confused as Nikki torn in this love triangle.   It was hard not to feel sympathy for this girl who had been thrown in a tangled mess.

Ashton's world is intricate, detailed and yet confusing at times but in a way that draws you in.  I love her writing and cannot wait for book two. 

I give this book four out of five hearts. 

If you want to find out more about Brodi Ashton visit her blog


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