Everbound: An Everneath Novel (Everneath #2)
Actual rating: 4.5 stars
There are exactly two types of books that I tend to gravitate towards: Dystopians and Greek myths. Both feature characters in impossible, bleak situations. Those stories are dark, deadly and often times, down right tragic, not always ending with your standardized 'happily ever after.' Hmm... I'm not exactly sure what that says about me as a person, but I digress. I think the real allure is rooting for the underdogs even when it seems like they're up against the inevitable...more
"But it's a race. Why did you wait for me?"
"I always wait for you. I'm always waiting for you.”
Tragedy in wasteland of unfathomable pain, hopeless love is a divine whine. I found this book is just as tortuously magical. A beautiful second instalment that kept the consistency of the series. It was tragic and hopeful in same line, with a grand tour to Everneath and fighting off zombie like creatures with brains. I like books of any genre but when it comes to Geek mythology, its...more
Warning: contains spoilers for the end of Everneath
I've spent most of the last hour browsing the internet and trying to find a gif that fully portrays the shock and outrage I felt at the ending of Everbound. Unfortunately, there appears to be nothing of that extremity currently on tumblr or photobucket. Before the last chapter, I was liking this book well enough - particularly the more action-packed scenes in the Everneath - and I was breezing along thinking "yeah yeah, this is good, that was g...more
Everbound is a miraculous example of an excellent middle book. Despite not being able to recall a significant deal from the previous instalment, Everneath, and having major misgivings about the potential direction of the story in this one, Brodi Ashton effortlessly proves to me, yet again, that she has it perfectly under control. Doubts ar...more
And then of course, there really isn't much Jack here.
Oh well, there's still 2014. I just feel a bit dissapointed. um.
I’m going to try to do this without spoiling the last book or this one, kay my friends?
Nikki needs Cole’s help in the Everneath. She has to make it through three mazes, avoid zombie-like wanderers, the Queen of the Everneath and the Shades or she and Jack are going to die.
And can I just say: GOD THIS BOOK! WHY?! WHY!??!!?! Ashton, do you feed on our tears? Do you use th...more
Brodi Ashton has merged fairy tales with classic mythology and her own modern twist. Plus a SHOOT-ME-IN-THE-FACE cliff hanger. And a twist that will have you groveling in the dirt.
This. Book. Gave. Me. Everything.
Right off the bat, when I saw a map of the Everneath at the beginning of the book, I was freaking out. After the emotional, character-based first book, I had always hoped that its sequel would take us deep into the Everneath, with lots more action. And in the end that was what this book did.
I love Brodi Ashton for that, because she made the perfect balance. The first book focused mostly on the...more
Everbound begins a couple of weeks after the events of Everneath. After her boyfriend Jack sacrifices himself and is sent into the tunnels of the everneath, Nikki makes it her mission to rescue Jack from what should have been her fate. To do this, Nikki must go to the everneath, and she needs the help of Cole, the everling who instigated this whole mess. Surprisingly, Cole is willing to help Nikki, and both of them set off on a dangerous journey to reunite Nikki with her los...more
Just when i thought i like Cole for being more genuine than Jack, he comes destroying it. I guess Jack will always be the one then!!! I really wasn't expecting Cole to do that!! He totally just destroyed my trust!! Number one enemy right now! I'm not over it!
I really loved this book though. It's nice to have gotten to know Cole and really hate him as well. I just wished there w...more
The black dress with the red-ish background and red text are SO COOL OMFG Why don't I own Everneath yet?!?!
But, yes. I am buying this the minute it comes out.
Full review to come
Seriously Brodi Ashton blows me away - the relationship development in this book is jaw dropping
I even fell for Cole - yeah I know right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't mean to leak any big spoilers, but since I have some strong feelings about this ending I can't help, but spoil a bit. Or a lot. Whatever... :P
Cole you sneaky, manipulative bastard! :D
Now that was a twist!
Not that I didn't expect it to happen at some point I just thought it would be on the next book and that it would happen after she agreed... But, damn! He really blindsided me! Which is mainly the reason why my 3.5 stars became 4 and not 3!
I know I 've said it many tim...more
GAME RULES: FIND THE PATTERN IN YET ANOTHER YA TRILOGY NAME SCHEME (CAUSE MOST YA TITLES ARE VANILLA LIKE THAT)
i'll make this one short with 3 guesses:
1. EVERMORE (THINK ALYSON NOEL MINUS VAMPIRES--err, "immortals"--although there are immortals in this book...)
2. EVERGREEN (HEY! IT IS A RE-TELLING OF THE PERSEPHON...more
First of all, I'm not a fan of whiny main characters who wallows in self-pity. But Nikki didn't feel like one to me. I can't really explain why, but perhaps it's because Ashton had created such a sorrowful book with the first one or because of...more
Rarely can I say that a sequel surpasses its predecessor, but Brodi Ashton managed it with Everbound. Many of the complaints lodged at Everneath were absent here. Although Everbound had a bit of a slow start (the real adventure doesn't begin until a third of the way through), it was filled with action and fast-paced adventure. Nikki is also more driven and less mopy than she was in the first book. Although she has doubts about her ability to save Jack, she maintains hope to the...more
Ashton does an excellent job in book one, setting up this world and these characters. And she does an even more wonderful expanding on that in book two. We are exposed to the Everneath in a way I never thought possible, it was c...more
MY FACE WHEN I READ THE SYNOPSIS:
MY FACE POST-READING THE BOOK:
No. Just, no. I did not like this book. Period. I think its because I pretty much despised Nikki, but I just wasn't feeling it for this book.
You know what? Honestly, I don't know how Cole dealt with Nikki. Her memories of Jack integrated into the story were cute at first, but then it turned into plain corny. Corny to the point where it got...more
Brodi Ashton is officially on my favourite authors list. This book made my day. I love you Brodi! <3
His words didn't quite reach my brain. "You'll go where?" He rolled his eyes and then spoke slowly. "I'll go with you."
"You'll go with me?" I said, incredulous.
"Yes. But not because I have any feelings for you or I'm attached to you in any way. I'm just attached to my hair. Quite literally."
The long awaited sequel to the much loved Everneath exceeded exp...more
I don't know how to review this, goshdarnit. I wasn't expecting to like it this much, Everneath was sort of a ho-hum read for me. I couldn't sympathize with the heroine, Jack (the hero) felt cardboard-y and the mythology was a bit difficult to latch on and keep my interest. My sole interest was with Cole because his moral ambiguity held such promise.
Everbound picks up two months after the events of Everneath. Nikki is trying to find a way to rescue Jack from the Tunnels...more
Edit: 7/17/13--You know what? I'm thinking about reading this book after all. I did feel that the first installment had a
bit of potential, and I want to see more potential developing further in here. The reviews from what I've read are pretty good and striking. Time for a fresh, new change from my maybe-read list. :)
Um...where did the ending go? OH YEAH, THERE ISN'T ONE. WE'RE JUST GOING TO LEAVE OFF WITH THAT STUNNING REVEAL. Why doesn't this book come with a few Greek pillars to smash? BECAUSE IT SHOULD. Now I'll have to go and ruin my own property in my anger. =.=
Anyway, lucky for me I have the sequel with me. All the readers who had to wait a year for Evertrue: I don't know how you did it. You should all receive medals, though, because it must have been a torturous 365 days. Maybe Asht...more
Sequel to Everneath.
Worth the buy? .......
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...more
Giveaway ends January 29th, 2013
**Spoilers to follow for those of you who have not yet read Everneath!**
Everbound was quite the adventure! I wasn't the hugest fan of the first installment was this one was fun, entertaining, and even a bit exciting. Everbound picks up where the last left off with Nikki desperately trying to come up with a plan to rescue Jack. Once she realizes that she requires Cole's help f...more
THIS WAS AMAZING!!. I loved this book so much more than the first book. It had more action and drama involved. In this sequel we truly get to know how Jack and Nikki feel in love with each other. Plus more about Cole and his story The time difference between the Surface and Everneath was so interesting. Plus we just to discover about whats really in Everneath.
Nikki is now more paranoid than ever, because Jack took her spot in the tunnels and she needs to save him. She knows that she can't save...more
Let me take you through my immediate reactions during the last 10 pages and after finishing this book. "NOOOOOOOOOO!!!" "You just... I don't..." "I can't even..." "I don't know... I just don't know..." I'm pretty much still in that state. I am literally fighting the urge to just pull my knees up to my chest and slowly rock back and forth, because that is what this book has done to me, and to have to wait another year for the series's conclusion is unthinkable.
Considering the trend I've...more
This book was all about saving Jack from the Everneath tunnels. And surviving while doing it. Now, the beginning started out snow for me, and Nikki was to quick to jump into things, and not thinking straight. But then she finally came up with a plausible plan, and got Cole and Max involved. They all enter the Everneath together to mask Nikki's ess...more
Nikki Beckett felt as if she lost everything when she lost Jack. As much as she wished she could change any one of the decisions she’d made that led her to the Everneath, led her to Cole, she was powerle...more
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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.