Rating: 4 stars
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…
Everneath by Brodi Ashton was a super cool take on the myth of Persephone and Hades. It was treat to read, and I couldn’t put it down. I read this one through work, through class, and while I was supposed to be doing homework. The story really just had an addictive quality about it.
I loved the relationship between Jack and Nikki. The story surrounding it was so much fun to read. I loved and hated Cole at the same time. And I think that was the brilliance behind his character. I would’ve liked to get to know more of the more minor characters in Everneath, as I felt like some of them were great characters, but just didn’t get to see enough of them.
The way Everneath was written was great. There was the present, but also the past in alteration, which I loved. You didn’t know the whole story to start off, so you were piecing things together and trying to come up with a bigger picture. With the fresh take on mythology Everneath took, that was another aspect that kept me so eager to keep reading. I wanted to know how the plot would flow.
The ending was super dramatic. But I don’t feel that it left completely satisfied. I was looking for more. It was almost as if the big moment happened a bit before the end, and then it trailed off. That doesn’t mean I’m not extremely excited for the sequel though. There was just something missing from the end for me.
I really loved Brodi Ashton‘s take on this myth – it made Everneath one of the most unique books I’ve read in awhile! This really was a great, fast read that I didn’t want to put down the entire time I was reading.