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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
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Published January 22nd 2013 by Balzer + Bray
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Steph Sinclair

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
Emily May
Nov 02, 2012 rated it really liked it

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 wa
Feb 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
I speculated a lot when it came to Everbound. What will Nikki do? How will she do it? Will Jack survive? Will Cole remain a romantic interest after all he did?! Will he help Nikki get Jack back? Let's just say Everneath was one of my top 2012 reads. So Everbound definitely delivered, just not quite as much as Everneath? It was good, believe me, I just liked Everneath a bit better because of well, Jack quite frankly. You get some Jack here but just in memories. He is still as cute as a button in ...more
“I waited for you."
"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
Kat Kennedy
I propose we begin a foundation. Survivors of the Everneath Series Anonymous. Because this book seriously gave me ALL the feels:

Feels. All the feels

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
And then of course, there really isn't much Jack here.
Oh well, there's still 2014. I just feel a bit dissapointed. um.
shady boots
This review is also available over at my blog.


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
Aug 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, romance, paranormal
So it's currently 12:30 am, I am just starting this "review," and I go back to school in less than a week.

Okay, this was a step up from Everneath, so cootoes to you, Brodi;)
It's still cliche as fuck, but either my brain has been changed after reading this crap for so long, or this actually is a better book than the last.

I admire Nikki's devotion to Jack, I really do. There's just one ity bity, okay not really ity bity, more like kinda biggy, problem.
Jan 23, 2013 rated it liked it
With Everbound, I get the exact same feeling as I had with its predecessor, Everneath. I like Brodi Ashton’s unique spin on Greek mythology, particularly the myth of Hades and Persephone, but for me, it’s just missing something. I guess beyond the premise I just don’t see how the execution of this series stands out from every other paranormal romance featuring a girl, two guys, and a supernatural plot involving the three I’ve ever read, so while the paranormal hook is fairly interesting, the res ...more
Sierra Abrams
I do not normally condone temper tantrums for anyone over the age of 0, but this book deserves a nice, giant, WHAT-WERE-YOU-THINKING-TO-END-IT-THAT-WAY temper tantrum. I'm talking throwing the book (without damaging it) or using it as a club to bash things with (again, no damaging). (Btw, I did these things.)
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.
More respe
Rachel Reads Ravenously
5 Ever Yours stars!

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
May 10, 2020 rated it it was ok
Unfortunately the relationships are getting more toxic in this middle volume. Lots of using, lots of selfishness marketed as romance. The author is talented and she excelled at world-building here but the “saccharine” love triangle of the first novel has morphed into a “creepy-unhealthy” love triangle here. I’m hoping for a strong, redemptive ending where everyone realizes their inherent worth and ends up single and happy (with several cats and lots of books...hmm...oh wait, no one would buy tha ...more
Mimi Kowgie
Crap that was such a good book. It was quite heavy on the heart. And what another cliffhanger!!! UGH!!!!


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
Irena BookDustMagic
Apr 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
First thing, I want to appreciate the map on the very beginning of the book.
It is such a beautiful map, I didn't even realize it was a map at the first glance. I tought what I saw were some symbols (from the ring).

This was good second book in the series. We got to see Everneath and the writer did a decent job in the world building.

As for characters, I really liked Nikki's development. She is full of anger that makes her stronger. I really liked that about her. Her anger makes her a fighter, keep
Nov 27, 2011 marked it as own-it-to-read
Okay, it's official. The Everbound trilogy has the most amazingsauce covers EVAR. Even if the third is a total bust, they'll still be my favorite. ^_^
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.
Joan{missing the vampire bunny slippers!}

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
Dec 31, 2012 rated it liked it
I was so close to giving this book 2 stars, but just because Cole is awesome, I shall give it 3.



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
Jan 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
So, I inhale read this in two days and now I'm just sitting here wondering what is going on. The twist at the end was so sudden and shit! so good. In this book, Cole and Nikki have to travel to the Everneath to go try and save Jack. I really liked the visuals we got with the Everneath and how multiple myths (like Greek and Egyptian) combine to make this fictional place. Even after everything... I'm still Team Cole. He and Nikki have wayyyy more chemistry than Nikki and Jack will ever have. I'm d ...more
Jan 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Please can I have it NOW I need it I NEED Jack <3 <3 <3

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jul 11, 2012 rated it did not like it
Rating: 1
Writing: 1
Plot: 2
Characters: 1

Sequel to Everneath.

Theme: "Myths"

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
Mar 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
Another awesome series! I read Everneath on a whim. It was a debut novel, I wasn’t sure what to expect but it sounded like something that I would enjoy. And I am SO GLAD that I did! And while I loved Everneath, Everbound was a-freaking-mazing! It’s my favorite of the two.

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
Actual Rating: 4.5

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
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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 expec
Jan 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Once again Brodi Ashton has written a book that incorporates an interesting tale of mythology that has me so emotionally invested and leaves me feeling helpless heartbroken. Ashton just has this way of surprising me in the end - even when I'm expecting it.

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
Vanessa (bookfairy95)
Jul 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
I liked the way the memories were used. As a refresher and guidance for Nikki and the others on their way, obviously, but also to break through the experiences in the labyrinth. This way the journey didn't get boring or seemed monotonous.

Also, Cole would do everything for Nikki. He risks everything and he would die for her. It feels so wrong that she "uses" him to get to Jack when it must hurt Cole like hell.
That is the worst kind of friendzone and I really did not like that aspect of the stor
I'm really not sure if I am going to read this book. I wish the characters are more stronger and complex instead of flat and boring.

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. :)

Edit: 9/19/15--This is surprisingly a really grea
Aug 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
4.5/5 STARS

I liked this second book in the series sooooo much more than the first!! This second book in the Everneath series is exactly what I was hoping it would be, after a lot of dragging scenes in the first book, I was hoping for more of a fast paced story and that's what I got!

In the beginning Nikki is still dealing with the loss of Jack and the accusing stares she gets from pretty much everyone in town because she was the last person to see Jack and she can't tell anyone where he is or wha
I really liked the 1st book, Everneath, but this.... I'm not sure WHAT's wrong with it, maybe- EVERYTHING? I could hardly bring myself to read until page 50, then the book was due and so I had an EXCUSE to DNF. Anyway, RTC because I'm sure you're looking forward to my rant about how awful this is... NOT. :)
Jan 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars


Damn damn.. What an amazing ending! Miss Brodi again stole my breathe by giving such a breathtaking novel. Can't wait to read next and last book!
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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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