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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Review: EVERNEATH by Brodi Ashton

This book has been on my TBR list forever! And when the new baby came along and I stumbled into LOTS of reading time, I just broke down and bought it for my Kindle (it's easier to hold and turn pages with one hand ...)

From Brodi Ashton's Blog: 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...

Audience: YA (14+)
Genre: Fantasy
Length: 400 pages

Rating: **** (Really Liked It)

The Pros: So unique. It's the first Greek mythology retelling I've read since Percy Jackson (which I loved). I loved how Ms. Ashton made me hate Cole, made me frustrated with both Nikki and Jack. I liked the way she let the reader discover all the facets of the story. It flowed so seamlessly and didn't leave me frustrated or questioning things.

The Cons: I rated this a four-star (instead of a five star) because I just felt so depressed during most of it, which is not really my thing in books. It felt so hopeless through most of the book.

He Said/She Said: This quote just broke my heart, proving how much this book got to me and how emotionally involved it had me: Jack, "I just want to know you again. Please. Can I know you again?"

Disclaimer: Very mild sensuality -- It's YA appropriate. 

Buy EVERNEATH on Amazon.

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I've been writing since I was old enough to grasp a crayon--my grandma even has an early copy of a "book" I made her. I have a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Wyoming and will (hopefully) soon be starting a graduate program in English. When I'm not breaking up impromptu UFC fights in the living room or losing miserably to my boys at Uno, I'm ... well, writing or editing, of course! I'm married to my best friend, and we have three rambunctious but simply amazing little boys.


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