Everneath By Brodi Ashton

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Everneath (Everneath, #1)Series: Everneath #1
Genre: Young Adult, Greek Mythology, Romance, Paranormal
Release Date: 2nd February 2012
Source: Bought
Overall Rating: 3/5 Stars
Cover Rating: 5/5 Stars
Synopsis: 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 went into this book with huge hopes as it is one of the most talked about books published this year. The book did fall slightly short of my expectations though. It might be the genre, I want so much to like it as I love Greek mythology but it was just too slow. As I got into the book it quickened but not tremendously. The good thing about Everneath is that it's totally unique. The world building was amazing which brought my rating up significantly. The book follows Nikki Beckett as she tries to make the most of the little time she has left before the Everneath comes back to claim her. She wants to make things right before she goes again, forever.

I had a hard time with a lot of the characters in Everneath. Nikki herself was just very annoying. She comes back mostly to make things better with her boyfriend but then does nothing for about three months. She literally spends months dreaming about how things used to be but never does anything about it until she has about a week left. I've seen plenty of people who read this book swoon over Jack but if I'm totally honest he didn't really appeal to me. He was kind, sweet, loyal and boring. His character seemed two dimensional. Almost too perfect. I've said it before, I'll say it again. I like flaws. Cole, on the other hand, had plenty of flaws being the immortal who tempted her into the Everneath in the first place. I didn't love him but there were times when I felt like I could.

Overall, although this book didn't meet my hopes, I still enjoyed it. It is an interesting twist on the story of Persephone and Hades, which happens to be one of my favorites. Throughout it had references to other Greek myths which kept my interest. I would recommend this book to people who want a change from the typical mythology books because the whole starcrossed lovers story frenzy is so last year.

My Favorite Quote:
“Friends don't eat friends' souls.”

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4 People dared to comment.:

Alexia561 said...

Sorry that this one didn't live up to your expectations. Enjoyed your review, and I think I'll still give this a read as I love anything connected to Greek mythology. Great job on your review!

Elisa said...

I love the Greek mythology angle as well. I will still read it, but obviously with lower expectations! Great review.

DoingDewey said...

So many persephone re-tellings lately! If you like them, I'd highly recommend Dead Beautiful by Melanie Dugan or Abandon by Meg Cabot. Both were very good :)

Sheetal Sukanya Dash said...

I liked that this story incorporates an original take on Greek Mythology, the story of Hades and the Underworld twisted up a bit. I hope that’s developed more in the next one. And the ending!!! Oh, the ending!! I can’t wait to see what happens next. A definite recommend!


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