Book Review: Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Rating: Star

Genre: Young Adult > Mythology

Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she’s returned—to her old life, her family, her friends—before being banished back to the underworld… this time forever.

She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can’t find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

Nikki longs to spend these months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there’s a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen.

As Nikki’s time grows short and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she’s forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole’s…

*****

Warning: A few expletives as you read along. It can’t be helped.

I thought about not finishing this. 21% done in my Kindle and it does nothing to pique my curiosity. 46% done and still… NADA. How painful it was to read and actually finish Everneath! Boring boring BORING! Such pretty, pretty cover. Too bad my lust for this books stopped there.

I don’t understand why Nikki has returned to the Surface. Because of a boy?!!! Not really (Yes, it was.) She said she wanted to make everything alright with her Father and brother, Tommy (she left them behind without saying goodbye). The fact that there was little interaction between her and her family upon her Return made her Return really fickle with a capital F. She’s not there for her family, or her best friend Jules. She’s mainly there to see Jack. So pathetic.

And an awful, awful friend too. Upon seeing that her best friend Jules was still a good friend to her after leaving, she hoped, HOPED! that Jack will never see Jule’s awesomeness (She saw how good Jules and Jack looked together, maybe as a couple). Because Nikki still wanted him for herself. She went all snotty and said, “I can’t help it if he still has feelings for me.” B*tch.

In a moment of weakness, Nikki went to Cole and that action eventually led her to the Everneath. When she Returned, she doesn’t want anything to do with him. In fact, every time they talked, she makes it a point to slap Cole with blame that was essentially hers in the first place. Really. Really? Did Cole force you to give up everything and be with him for the Feed? No. Did Cole fail to warn you that there’s no going back? No.Did Cole tell you that because you are boring, weak and pathetic, he doesn’t need you anymore, so you better go scurrying back to Jack? No, that was me. Wish that happened, though. B*tch.

And swoon… where the f*ck was the Swoon? Not from Cole, and certainly not from Jack. Even the bad boy element for Cole was very stale. Jack, well he’s boring too. A very forgettable male lead. I didn’t believe anything he said. No defining qualities there. So who’s there to like?!!! Maybe Will. Or Tommy.

The mythology was not for my taste. It felt like a paranormal story trying hard to be defined as mythology so as to appear unique. You are so far from being unique, Everneath. Oh, so f*cking far.

Out of all my GR friends who read this book, only two of them didn’t Everneath like me. So, we are in the minority. But that’s fine. Just goes to say that I’m okay that they enjoyed it more than I have, but I’m glad too, that I didn’t buy an actual copy no matter how enticing the cover was.

The story stunk, the characters are jokes, the ending was hardly gut-punching to make up with the overall crappiness of Everneath.

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10 thoughts on “Book Review: Everneath by Brodi Ashton

  1. Oh… Now that review kind of put a stop on my lust for the book. The cover is gorgeous and from the summary it sounds interesting. I’ve also read some positive reviews but I’ll have to look into it more and then decide if I’m going to read it. Thanks for the hones review. It’s always good to read at least one negative review to paint a better picture…

  2. Great review. I have not read this book, but i have it and ots waiting to be read. I’m sad to see that the book was not that good. Have I wasted my money on this books? 😦

    • Hi Hope, see for yourself and read it. at least now you know some of the not-so-good stuff. Perhaps you’ll like it..? after you read it, that’s the only way you’ll know if indeed you wasted money on Everneath. Thank you 🙂

  3. Awesome review! I’m so glad to see that I’m not the only one who had trouble getting through this book! I was so psyched to read it but it definitely did not live up to the hype. The characters were not really likable at all, and as you mentioned, there was no swoon at all!

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