Friday, February 1, 2013

Everneath: Review


Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath. Now she's returned--to her old life, her family, her boyfriend--before she's 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 precious months forgetting the Everneath and trying to reconnect with her boyfriend, Jack, the person most devastated by her disappearance--and the one person she loves more than anything. But there's just one problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who enticed her to the Everneath in the first place, has followed Nikki home. Cole wants to take over the throne in the underworld and is convinced Nikki is the key to making it happen. And he'll do whatever it takes to bring her back, this time as his queen.

As Nikki's time on the Surface draws to a close and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she is 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 queen.

Everneath is a captivating story of love, loss, and immortality from debut author Brodi Ashton.


You know what, guys? Although this might not be the best book I've ever read, I'm officially in love with the book.
Okay, to be honest, I think Nikki's decision to go to Everneath with Cole is very stupid. But the best part of this isn't what Nikki has done. It's about the similarity between the plot and the reality. You know, the following-bad-guys-because-they-are-upset thing is very common among teens (why do I sound like an annoying grown-up?). And yeah, Brodi Ashton surely portray this part well by putting Nikki in this situation.

For some reason, this book reminds me of Shatter Me (and do I love Shatter Me.). So I guess Nikki's like Juliette, although I have to say Nikki is way stronger than Juliette in many ways, especially the emotional ones. And Jack... well I guess Jack is like a more reasonable and common version of Adam (yep, Adam is hot and awesome, but sometimes he's too emotional, especially when it comes to the excerpt in Unravel Me). I decide I like this guy. He's quite cool. And Cole... damn, he's so much like Warner. Everyone can see he's obsessed with Nikki. You know, with the dark hot look, attempting to snatch Nikki to Everneath and all those stuff. It's like a supernatural version of Warner.

I have to say the book starts out a little bit slow. But I don't care that much. When it comes to the major parts of the book, it's like watching one of the most awesome movie on Earth. Especially the ending of the book. Jack, sacrificing himself for Nikki? Who knows his feelings for Nikki run that deep? And the time-jump of this book... I won't say it's all good, but it surely provides many useful information for reading this book.

I love how Brodi Ashton is using the Hades and Persephone thing to describe Everneath. Well, according to the book, Everneath isn't exactly like the Underworld in Greek mythology. While giving a brief look about what Everneath is like by using the story of Hades and Persephone, Brodi Ashton also clarifies that it's not the same as the Underworld. And the necklace Mary gives Nikki and Jack is fascinating. I mean, who can imagine Egyptian mythology will show up in a book like Everneath? And remember the five parts of the soul? the ka, the ba, the ren. the sheut and the ib. Do you know what that reminds me of? The Reaper Diaries. 

I don't know if Everneath will be your choice of the best YA fantasy, but I think the book is worth-reading.

Rating: 7.5/10

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