Monday, February 25, 2013

Everbound: Review


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.


(This review might contain spoilers of Everneath, Neverfall and Everbound)

Ever since I finished reading Everneath, I've wanted to read the sequel. But I just don't have time for this because of a lot of things... until now. And I'm telling you, it's one of those cases where the sequel is way better than the first book.

Everbound takes thrill into a new level. The synopsis mentions that there will be a journey to the Everneath. And this journey contains obstacles that you can't possibly imagine. I mean, Everneath is dangerous for humans. That's a common knowledge. What is not common is the emotional battle that they have to come against because they are... very intense.

The plot is surprisingly smooth, despite the excitement in the book. It is not very appealing at first, because the first part is all about Nikki getting accused and trying to find Cole in order to travel to the Everneath. But when they actually get to the Everneath, things get way more interesting. The threads are entwined nicely, and the plot is quite clear (but not too clear that you won't definitely know whether Jack will come back until you read that part). 

The ending is infuriating. Yep, you read it right. Why? Because Cole PISSES ME OFF SO MUCH! I mean, in Everneath and Neverfall (Especially Neverfall), his affection for Nikki is so obvious. It's kinda like the supernatural version of Warner and Juliette, only "Juliette" isn't that much of a emotional wreck in Everneath trilogy. But if you read the last part, you will totally get why I am so pissed. He. Freaking. Trick. Nikki! (How? Not gonna tell ya ;])

Everbound is stunning. Not because of the words, because I have to say... the words are average in level. Not JUST because of the thrill and excitement and interest that brings me. Not JUST because of Nikki's vow at the end of Everbound. But also because there's no smoother plot than this (And I'm telling you, even the best YA novels have rocky plots sometimes).

I'm so going to read the finale of the Everneath trilogy. How about you?

Rating: 8/10

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