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(Everneath #1.5)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  4,067 ratings  ·  386 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
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Published December 26th 2012 by Balzer + Bray
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Jul 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
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. ...more
♥ Becky  22
Jan 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it, 2013, mythology
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
shady boots
Oct 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012-faves, covergasm
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)
Dec 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: author-request
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
Kaylee Magic
Oct 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Dec 26, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: why-the-hype
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
Jul 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
  Absolutely heartbreaking.

(view spoiler)

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
Sep 23, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: series-extras
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..
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
Sage Elizabeth
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2019
I am in love with this love triangle and because of this novella, i think i’m closer to the team cole side.
1.) Everneath ★★★★★
Jul 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Dec 26, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
Trisha  (The Tea Reader)
Aug 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I think its possible that I liked this novella more than I liked the first book, I love seeing things from the POV of Cole. My favorite scenes were the flashbacks between him and Nikki, I wish there had been more of them. In Everneath the flashbacks were also my favorite scenes to read. In this novella I think the flashback I wish we would have seen more from Cole's POV is the dance, I wish we could have seen first hand how he felt when he saw Jack and Nikki together.
I love how Cole is coming
Dirty Dayna
Dec 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series-to-finish
I think I have a crush on Cole!

SHES A TWAT .. I love him I pick him always

5 be still my ever living heart cole stars

this is totally in coles POV and yes I need it and I hope we get more of just coles POV you stop thinking of him as evil and actually romantic ...

the book makes you question... what would you do for love.. and we all pray there is a COLE out there that would make the same decisions for us
ɑƨħŵɑɡ ♥Team Magnus Damora FOREVER♥
Awwwwww Cole, I MISSED YOU SO MUCH ... Absolutely loved it.. Only 4 days until Everbound
Dec 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So this a companion novel to Everneath. This follows our Antagonist-ish guy Cole.
Cole is bad but good. You would get it if you read the series.
This follows Cole during the setting of the events that happen during the first and second book of the series.
If you have read Everneath, you should read this book like you get to understand Cole more and it's just amazing!
If you have read Destroy me which follows Warner from the shatter me series, I would recommend you pick up the series because they are
Kelly | xoxo, Kelly Nina
Dec 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
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 revie
Ari ☾
2.5 Stars rounding up.
Cole's PoV was very good. I loved seeing how he looked at Nikki, and I loved how he saw how much of toxic douche bag that Jack was. But otherwise this novella kind of sucked. Like all the parts that were just Cole were boring and I honestly skimmed a lot of it.
Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
So, pretty much the only reason I've been putting off reading my ARC of Everbound is 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 that much to the story, but doesn't every girl want to get inside of the guy's head and find out what he's really thinking?  I know I was curious!

This short story mostly focuses on Cole's unwillingness to admit to himself that it's
Brooke (The Cover Contessa)
Nov 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Lisa Beth
Jan 07, 2013 rated it really liked it

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
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
Merril Anil
May 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: e-book
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
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
Dec 26, 2012 rated it liked it
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 & am
Fafiliebe ♥ Warner ♥ 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.
Natalie Monroe
I think the novella is even better than the actual novel. Anyways, Team Cole!

I had to use that gif.
It was interesting to learn of the Delphinian jail system. They are twisted creatures... This story has me disliking Cole even more. He is so self-interested. I at least now know it is more obsession than love that he feels for Nikki. Although it was good to get his perspective. I did like getting to know Max better. I like him more I think. A plus on the writing was how clear the past and present are. Also easy to visualize.
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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.

Other books in the series

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  • Everneath (Everneath, #1)
  • Everbound (Everneath, #2)
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