Tuesday, July 9

Everbound: Book Review


Brodi Ashton

Balzer + Bray
January 22nd 2013
Young Adult | Paranormal
Greek Mythology
Official Blurb - 
Nikki Beckett could only watch as her boyfriend, Jack, sacrificed himself to save her, taking her place in the Tunnels of the Everneath for eternity — a debt that should’ve been hers. She’s living a borrowed life, and she doesn’t know what to do with the guilt. And every night Jack appears in her dreams, lost and confused and wasting away.

Desperate for answers, Nikki turns to Cole, the immortal bad boy who wants to make her his queen — and the one person least likely to help. But his heart has been touched by everything about Nikki, and he agrees to assist her in the only way he can: by taking her to the Everneath himself.

Nikki and Cole descend into the Everneath, only to discover that their journey will be more difficult than they’d anticipated — and more deadly. But Nikki vows to stop at nothing to save Jack — even if it means making an incredible sacrifice of her own.

In this enthralling sequel to Everneath, Brodi Ashton tests the bonds of destiny and explores the lengths we’ll go to for the ones we love.

So many previous memories of falling in love with Jack. it just makes you want to fall down in a heavy sigh. To be so fortunate as her. So many times we are reminded of the beauty she has in her love with Jack. The journey to find him is full of desperation. So full is the desperation I struggled to breath and couldn't read fast enough. I suppose I was inspired with an unshakeable fear that if I breathed too deep or didn't read fast enough Jack would be forever lost. But as the story progresses the strange world she travels slowly changes everything. Bit by bit everything seems a bit unreal. As if more and more things don't make sense. How, why? I guess it all felt a bit dreamlike. As if it would disappear too easily.

When the last scene begins to unfold I was amazed at the sheer stupidity of Cole. Are you kidding me!?! I can fully understand the decision Nikki makes and drive behind it. I wholeheartedly agree. In fact I volunteer to make picket signs in support of her goal.

I am apprehensive about the final book. Things are about to get ugly. It brings to mind the idiom, Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. But it won't happen again no matter what you have up your sleeve.

I was so paranoid that Nikki would give up on Jack and fall for Cole or Will or someone else. I wanted to scream at any guy that came near her to back off.

It was an amazing read. Dishes piled up and the children had to feed themselves while I finished this tale. I definitely recommend this series.

Language: Mild
Violence: Moderate