Everneath was a really good book! I considered giving it 4 stars but since there wasn't much I could fault I had to give 5. The story was really wellEverneath was a really good book! I considered giving it 4 stars but since there wasn't much I could fault I had to give 5. The story was really well told and very much kept your attention the whole way through. I'm really interested to see how the rest of the series will turn out because Everneath was amazing!
After spending 100 years as a forfeit in the everneath, Nikki decides to return home and say her final goodbyes before the everneath claims her forever. On the surface only 6 months has past and now Nikki only has 6 months left to find a way to re-connect with her family and friends before leaving for good. However Cole, the everliving that brought her to the everneath has other ideas and wishes to make her his queen before her time is up.
I really liked that the book was based around greek mythology. The stories it was based on seemed really cool and after reading this book I'd be pretty interested in learning more on them.
As much as I did love the book I really wished for a lot of it that Nikki would choose to go with Cole.... Ya I know everyone was probably rooting for Jack but Cole clearly did care for Nikki and I must admit I have a thing for guys like him in books..... Even though I would have chosen Cole I did see the appeal to Jack, the guy never does give up on Nikki and it's really cute.
(view spoiler)[I really enjoyed when Jack and Nikki decide to find out as much as they can on the everneath before it's too late. It was also really fun to find out some of the secrets they un-earthed like the one about Cole's heart. (hide spoiler)]
Even though I did disagree with her choice to stick out the 6 months and not just leave with Cole, I really admired Nikki as a character. She makes a lot of good decisions and she did do the right thing by returning and trying to fix things. She's also pretty determined which makes her a really good female lead and she stuck to her plan and did her best to make things right on the surface. So Nikki was a really like-able character for me. The ending was perfect for the book too and I loved it!
I'd definitely read this again and do plan on reading the rest of the series. I would seriously reccomend it to anyone looking for a really interesting read. ...more
**spoiler alert** 'Once upon a time there was a girl who was special. This is not her story. Unless you count the part where I killed her.' That blurb**spoiler alert** 'Once upon a time there was a girl who was special. This is not her story. Unless you count the part where I killed her.' That blurb on the back of the book instantly grabbed my attention and I knew I had to read the book. Ultraviolet went above and beyoned my expectations, I didn't honestly expect it to be as good as it was. I definitely wasn't expecting the twist so that was an amazing surprise.
Ultraviolet follows Alison as she spends time in Pine Hills psychiatric treatment centre after her classmate Tori Beaugrand goes missing. Alison believes she killed Tori but after the arrival of the mysterious Dr. Faraday she slowly wonders if she really was responsible for Tori's dissapearance.
I loved this story! The authors decision to give Alison synesthesia made the whole book so different and captivating. Seeing things through Alisons eyes was amazingly interesting and hearing her describe the colors and tastes of different letters and words gave the book an amazing quality.
Alison was also a really well-written character. For the most part all of the characters were well-written and were mostly pretty interesting... My favourite was Kirk up until 'the incident', even after that though I found it hard to dislike him especially after what Faraday told Alison about him. Speaking of Faraday, he was pretty amazing! I loved how he was with Alison and he was made all the more interesting the further on the book went.
Overall I loved this book and would reccomend it to anyone considering it! ...more
I really liked this ! I got it because I thought the concept sounded really cool and I thought I'd try something new! I'm so glad I got this because iI really liked this ! I got it because I thought the concept sounded really cool and I thought I'd try something new! I'm so glad I got this because it was a really enjoyable read! Mostly I couldn't put it down because I'd have to find out what would happen next!
I love the way the story was told. Getting to hear Hannah on the tapes and then have Clay's reaction was a great way of telling the story! You get more insight that way too which is good.
I also really loved Hannah and Clay as characters, both were very different yet similar at the same time. For two people who apparently have a lot in common they led very different lives, mostly because of what Hannah called 'the snowball effect' I guess. It really got me wondering how different Hannah's life would have been if she'd never met Justin.
Hannah's story was really sad, all because of stupid rumours mostly which is what makes the whole thing worse. The people on the tapes really did do some awful things between them. I would have loved to see more of their reactions after recieving the tapes and hearing just how they affected Hannah!
This book was definitely a good read ! I'd love to read it again sometime and it gets you thinking a lot which is always good. I'd definitely reccomend this if you're thinking of reading it! ...more
I loved this book! Generation dead was awesomely cool ! It was a really good concept too, sure it was weird but well imagined nonetheless. It gets youI loved this book! Generation dead was awesomely cool ! It was a really good concept too, sure it was weird but well imagined nonetheless. It gets you thinking a lot too... Well if you're a pondering kind of person. It showed great examples of prejudice aswell and it was great to see each characters different reaction to the living impaired.
All the characters were pretty good in my opinion. I quite liked Phoebe! She was pretty determined and made for a good character all round! I liked Adam too, especially since he was trying to change and be a better person. Master Griffin taught him well! I found myself really admiring Tommy too, like Phoebe I think he was really brave to do some of the things he did.
Generally I was shocked by some of the meaner responses to the living impaired.... some people treated them absolutely awfully and people like Pete and the protestors at the football game should have been ashamed! Yes I know it's fiction but thought-provoking nonetheless!
I really want to read the next book! especially after the ending! The book is a really fresh and cool concept and it's also an eye- opener... ...more