Author: Brodi Ashton
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Rating: 5 Stars!
Team: AHH! I CAN’T DECIDE! DON'T MAKE ME CHOOSE!
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...~Goodreads
Everneath is a book that will suck you in from the very first page and keep you captivated until the very last. With it’s brilliant story-line, amazing characters, breath-taking romance and crazy plot twists, it’s basically impossible to it down!
I loved the way this book was written. Told from Nikki’s point of view not only in present tense, but also in past tense, I thought it really gave the storyline a lot of depth. I loved Ashton’s spin on the mythology as well! I loved the idea of Everlivings and that they had this 'need to feed'. I loved these creepy Shade things that were connected to these even more creepy Tunnels... there were so many awesome concepts in this book and i love them all! Hard.
Brodi Ashton is also incredible a depicting emotions! I FELT everything Nikki did. Like when her ex-boyfriend, Jack, says "Hi" for the first time, my. heart. stopped. Why was I so nervous!? Because Nikki was nervous! Swear to God! And of course Jack was totally gorgeous (EYEBROW PIERCING!! SO. HOT!) and he was funny and he made me grin like an idiot. Yet he was so utterly broken and all I wanted to do was reach through the pages and hug him.
But then there's Cole, and he’s this sexy, sarcastic, cocky musician who rides a motorcycle. Need I say more?!?! He also has a sweet side and would do almost anything to make sure Nikki was ok, to take away her pain. Underneath Cole’s bad boy exterior he’s just extremely vulnerable and lonely and I think that’s why I fell for him too. I just couldn’t bring myself to hate him. I am most definitely a Cole Cuddler! :P
So DUDES! I honestly can't pick a team! I love both boys. A. LOT. And that's when you know a book is completely amazing. :P
And the ending?!?! I canNOT believe the ending!! I seriously wanted to cry!! My. Heart. My heart!!! This book did things to my heart! *SOBS* Alls I’m saying is that Beck's better kick some ass in the sequel! You seriously NEED to pick up this book! It's a stunning debut that will not disappoint, i promise!
One of My Favorite Quotes:
One of My Favorite Quotes:
His eyes were exactly how I remembered, exactly as I’d pictured every day for the past hundred years. Chocolate. But there was one difference: A single steel post pierced one of his eyebrows.It wouldn’t have belonged on his face a year ago, but it somehow fit the face looking at me now. This face was edgier. This face had been through something.He was beautiful. ~ARC Pg. 14