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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Everneath (Everneath, #1)

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...


Oh my goodness!  I got to read this ARC as part of a tour site and for me I was very sad that I had to send it on to the next person on the list.  I enjoyed this book so very much!  I will definitely be buying a finished copy when they become available.  FOR SURE!

There are so many things questions in this book that it made it a fun read for me.  Is Nikki able to cheat fate?  During the Feed who was the boys face that helped her make the decision to go back to the surface after the Feed?  Are there proper goodbyes?  Are there any goodbyes at all?  For the most part these questions are answered, well partially answered, your just going to have to get a copy of Everneath to find out the answers.

I was really intrigued by Nikki.  She was a mish mash of patience, intelligence, and caring with a healthy dose of dramatic and impulsive.  Nikki ends up in the Everneath by circumstances, ones I'm not going to give away.  Basically, Nikki doesn't want to hurt anymore and Cole comes along and offers her a "chance of a lifetime" kind of deal.  For me Nikki was really easy to connect with.  We've all hurt at some point or another and wished for a way to just make it stop hurting.  I thought the secondary characters were done excellently, even our two love interests.  Which seems to be a reoccurring theme these days in YA but I still liked it a lot.

Overall, I really think this book is the beginning of something really beautiful for this debut author.  If this book isn't already on your wish list, ADD IT IMMEDIATELY!

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