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Neverfall (Everneath #1.5)

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  2,939 ratings  ·  330 reviews
A thrilling new novella from the author of the Everneath series!

Jack is trapped for eternity in the Tunnels while Nikki has managed to evade Cole's grasp . . . for now. But Cole is more desperate than ever to find answers about Nikki, his best chance for taking over the throne of the underworld. How did she survive the Feed? Can Cole find another Forfeit like her who can s
ebook, 96 pages
Published December 26th 2012 by Balzer + Bray
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This book is similar to Tahereh Mafi's Destroy Me. Because both are in the "bad guys'" POV, and they pick up right where the previous books end. Not that I'm complaining.
♥ Becky  22
Had a book hangover from finishing Everbound - found this.

This was the best novella I have ever read. Can I give it 10 stars?

Brodi Ashton is an amazing writer. This is written from Cole's perspective, and his voice is so different than Nikki's! He's really funny.

Cole (whose real name is Coleson Stockflet, by the way, who knew?) is my favorite character in this series. If you wondered what was going on in his head in Everneath (and to better understand how he acted in Everbound), just read this
sunset shimmer
This review is also available over at my blog.


I like the cover, but I wish it had Cole in it instead of the same picture used in the Everbound cover. Wouldn't that be way cooler? :D

Anyways, my thing with Cole is that, I'm aware that he's immortal, yeah. But for some reason I'm just not really...convinced about it. I was excited when I heard this was going to be from his POV, and maybe I'll get a chance to finally get to know his past, since he's lived since like the beginni
Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
Novellas that take place between sequels in the YA verse have become increasingly popular. I remain a skeptic because I haven't seen many novellas that have added anything to the story. But every once in a while, I get surprised and impressed. Neverfall did both.

Neverfall is probably the best novella I've read, and is a must read for a reader of the Everneath series. Why? The novella adds essential information, changes the perspective to Cole's so we get to understand this enigmatic character be
I suppose that, when compared to other YA Novellas, Neverfall is kind of amazing. Yet, taking into account that the novellas I usually read are either written by Australian Authors (Melina Marchetta's Ferragost) or Adult Urban Fantasy Authors (Ilona Andrews), Neverfall fell short of the exemplary novella-writing I've come to expect when I crack open these short stories. While it was entertaining and kept me engaged (for the most part), I struggle to find the real purpose in it. Is there a point, ...more
Kaylee Magic
WHY DO I HAVE TO LOVE BOTH BOYS?? I always thought my undeniable obsession with Jack Caputo was enough, but of course Brodi Ashton has to make me fall for Cole too.

The way this was told from his perspective was GENIUS, and I loved -- as I always do with make POVs -- seeing Cole's adorable perception of Nikki. He's such a damn softie Ben though he pretends to play the tough rocker guy. And he loves her too much not to make me gush AWWWWWW (':

Also, that excerpt from Everbound at the end?? KIND O
 Absolutely heartbreaking. 

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This reminded me of when I read Destroy Me, except that Im pretty sure Cole has zero oportunnity to be the one Nikki chooses. Jack is so fucking per
I kind of was looking forward to maybe a Jack POV, but Cole's will be interesting.
This is all so similar to Destroy Me by Taherah Mafi, though..
dick gansey
Nov 09, 2012 dick gansey marked it as to-read
Ooh Cole's Point Of View.


I wonder how this is going to turn out. 96 pages of Cole going on about taking over the throne and wondering if he is obssesed with Nikki. *unenthusiastically* Yay...

But I do want to read it; cause Cole is badass and I want to know what he thinks.

26 December? That is:


I'll admit that the one and only reason I picked up Neverfall was that I found Cole to be the one and only character to be interesting and multi-dimensional in Everneath, drifting helplessly in a sea of bland and boring characters, and I was incredibly intrigued by the concept of being stuck in his head for nearly one hundred pages.

I'll also admit that being stuck in his head for one hundred pages felt more like I was being trapped in there - more often than not, I wanted to get out, and wanted
Wow. Just wowww! Where to start?
I always liked Cole's character but just as equal as I liked Jack's! But now, reading everything he went through and his point view I definitely am starting to favor Cole more.
From Nikki's point of view, of course, Cole is seen in a harsher light and you can't get the real feel for Cole's love because Nikki only wants to love Jack, therefor you really only see Jack as the good guy perfect hero/boyfriend. Which is Nikki's point of view. But seeing the whole story
First of all, I think a 100-paged novella is too short for a book to switch back and forth from past to present because the transitions were really choppy, and it kind of made it confusing.

While it gave us a glimpse (very short look) of what happened with Cole and Nikki first met, I think I preferred to think of Cole as some mysterious guy, rather than the mentality all-over-the-place guy we learn more about in this book.

And in the present tense, he spends so much time trying to figure out how N
ɑƨħŵɑɡ ♥Team Magnus Damora FOREVER♥
Awwwwww Cole, I MISSED YOU SO MUCH ... Absolutely loved it.. Only 4 days until Everbound
Merril Anil
strangely my experiences and brush with reading all my favourite young adult novels re written and narrated through the eyes of male penned by of course female authors and their "wishful thinking" (a word coined and developed by my friend and book soul mate, swati)... have made me notice that every male point of view versions start with the male waking up after a heavy alcohol and passed out session as if that is what is needed to define the male species...oh wait...but then it is actually true. ...more
Neverfall takes place right after Everneath's ending, which is good considering Everbound will be due for release in around a month's time.

What I did like about this novella is that it gave us a look into the Everneath through Cole's POV and there was a new group of people being introduced (Delphinians) which would be a good prelude into Everneath's history, assuming that it will be delved into in the second book (more action and world building please!). It also allows us to see things from Col
Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
So, pretty much the onlyreason I've been putting off reading my ARC of Everboundis because I was waiting to read this novella from Cole's point-of-view. Well, that and my reading buddy Em will kill me if I start it without her. =) I knew it probably wouldn't add thatmuch to the story, but doesn't every girl want to get inside of the guy's head and find out what he's reallythinking? I know I was curious!

This short story mostly focuses on Cole's unwillingness to admit to himself that it's not just
Lisa Beth

I thought this novella was a great and much needed addition to Everneath. For one, I love Cole. Though I love Nikki and think she is a great main character, it was nice to get out of her head and into Cole's.

This novella answers a lot of a questions that Everneath didn't. One big instance being that it shows Cole leaving a note from Nikki to her family before she goes to the Feed. It also answers a some more questions having to do with world building and the Everneath.. but it also creat
Loved this little POV from Cole.
Cole is one of those characters you love to hate. You know there is good in him, at least somewhere, but he's got a really hard time showing it, or wanting to show it for that matter. So this is where Neverfall helps me understand him a little better. It's great to see things from his POV. To see his reaction to Nikki when he first meets her. To see how he reacts when he is around her. It's like watching him lay before you what makes him tick. And this novella als
OH GOD SO TORN! Cole. Jack. Cole. Jack. Cole?

I'm a sucker for the victims of unrequited love :(. This book made me fall a little more in love with Cole. He's not the big bad I thought he was. His motivations for using Nikki are, well while not justified or reasonable, definitely understandable.

Jack though :( I both loved and loathed the retelling of several scenes from Everneath. Not only did I get to relive all my favourite moments and experience a second time the epic love between Nikki and J
Neverfall isn't exactly as the summary describes, it's half flashback scenes from when Cole first convinced Nikki to be his Forfeit and half present day scenes of Cole trying to figure out why Nikki survived in the Everneath. The flashbacks put the story of Everneath in a new light, particularly with Jack, because the scenes are brand new, but don't really give away any new information I hadn't seen before. The present day scenes introduce a new group, the Delphinians, and expand the mythology o ...more
I'm not really sure how I feel about this.

I don't think I know Cole any better and if possible I like him even less. He is so selfish but maybe this is the author staging the scene for him to become a better person or some shit. I don't know.

But I am glad I read it & I liked the little bit we saw of Jack outside Nikki's house after the "incident" at camp.

I also liked the insight into the rest of the band. We didn't really get to know them up to now.

I will still continue on with this series &
Fafiliebe ♥ Prince Maxon ♥ Raffe ♥

After reading....

OMG!!!!!!!!!! I love COLE.... I love this novella... Thank you ashton brodi...
Bye bye reader's block I have suffered you the whole week... But now I am so in love. . So reading everbound today..

But seriously I love both guys whom do I choose. . :/
Alycia Linwood
So excited about this, especially now that we have the cover! I love Cole!

Update: Now that I read this, I must say it wasn't quite like I expected. Still not sure what I think.
Leigh Herondale
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As some of you might know I'm a sucker for novellas especially of novels that I liked. And since Ms. Ashton released a novella told in Cole's POV then definitely decided to read it just to fill in the gaps before I star Everbound. The novella is called Neverfall and sadly it's only available as an ebook. Not that I have anything against ebooks. I just prefer reading actual books instead of the usual e-readers or in my case iBooks.

For some reason the novella
Neverfall has the same structure as Everneath. The story alternates between the past and the present. Only this time it’s told through Cole’s POV.


Cole is desperate to find any information on how Nikki survived the Everneath. His path leads him to a very dangerous group called The Delphinians. Delphinians are Everlivings that were banned from their world by their Queen. I’m not sure how the Delphinians will play out in the sequel but it was interesting knowing more about Everneath’s history
Stuti (Turmeric isn't your friend. It will fly your ship
Also appears on At the End of the Story.


"I marked the passage of time, and the erosion of my hope, in weeks."

that's when I find a kindred spirit in douchecanoe extraordinaire, Cole. For I also mark the passage of time and the erosion of hope(of turning out to be a wizard, then demigod and all the rest) in weeks. No, actually in years. Ah, well.

Neverfall was my first 2013 read. Not really a great start, but not a bad one either. It's a short story from Cole's
Kelly (Belle of the Literati)
I think we have another Warner on our hands here...this means to come :)

"Great. There was no scenario in this whole damn thing
where Jack didn't come off looking as awesome as
the love child of Thor and Optimus Prime."
--Brodi Ashton, Neverfall

Ahh, do I love me a good enovella to keep me sated before the next book in a series comes out...especially when said novella centers around the resident villain of the story, re: Destory Me by Tahereh Mafi. As I said in my review for Eve
Jaime Arkin
It was wonderful to get a small teaser before Everbound is released! SO thank you Ms. Ashton for giving us this little glimpse of what has been happening since the end of Everneath, but also filling us in on stuff that has happened in the past.

This novella is from Cole's point of view. Cole... you remember him! The tattooed, guitar playing bad guy! It was interesting to get his perspective on how he met Nikki and what he was thinking and how he influenced what happened to her. I want to dislike
I think this was the best Boxing Day gift ever. Neverfall is a much needed look inside of Cole's mind and his thoughts about his whole Nikki ordeal. If you're one of those people who were wary about Cole from the first book, you'll instantly be assured that Cole has a heart and can be a good guy. He's not the bad guy in this book, he has feelings that he chooses to hide.

Neverfall takes place in between the first and second book, but through Cole's perspective. We learn how Cole handled what
Kate Bond
So many things went wrong here. Had I read this between Everneath and Everbound, as the author intended, I'd have abandoned the series before book two. I'm glad I didn't, because I thought Everbound was really lovely.

This novella flashes back and forth between two nearly equally low-stakes timelines. The first is all that shit from a year and a half ago, and I guess it's supposed to be cool to see it from Cole's perspective (it is not). The second takes place "Now," and follows Cole on a quest
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I write Young Adult novels. I eat cinnamon bears. I love me some Diet Coke.

My debut book EVERNEATH (the first in a trilogy) comes out Winter 2012 with Balzer and Bray (Harper Collins).

I'm represented by Michael Bourret at Dystel and Goderich Literary Management.
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