By: Melanie | March 10, 2013 | (5) Comments

Title: Everbound
Author: Brodi Ashton
Publisher: HarperCollins, Balzer and Bray
Genre: YA, fantasy, mythology
Series: Everneath #1
Release Date: January 22, 2013
Pages: 368 (hardcover)
How I Got the Book: Borrowed it
For More Information: Goodreads Link

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 who wants to make her his queen — and the one person least likely to help. But his heart has been touched by everything about Nikki, and he agrees to assist her in the only way he can: by taking her to the Everneath himself.

Nikki and Cole descend into the Everneath, only to discover that their journey will be more difficult than they’d anticipated — and more deadly. But Nikki vows to stop at nothing to save Jack — even if it means making an incredible sacrifice of her own.

In this enthralling sequel to Everneath, Brodi Ashton tests the bonds of destiny and explores the lengths we’ll go to for the ones we love.

Brodi Ashton is officially on my favourite authors list. This book made my day. I love you Brodi!

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 expectations once again, filling Everbound with page turning action, adorable romance and a intriguing plot line. Not only did my satisfaction get fulfilled, my irritation got kicked in after the ending. Gosh. That ending. Stupid cliffhanger! Words cannot explain my frustration at that ending. What a lovely one to compare with the one in Everneath. *sits in the corner with arms crossed, pouts lips*

After Jack sacrifices his life for Nikki by taking her place in the Everneath, Nikki is more than ever desperate to get her boyfriend back. With the only choice but to turn to Cole, immortal bad boy, together, they venture into the Everneath where they face conflict and hard decisions. Will Nikki and Jack ever reunite?

Once again we get our likeable yet occasionally naive character, Nikki. She isn’t the bothersome type of gullible, Brodi manages to make a slightly naive character relatable and realistic. I mean, seriously, not every protagonist is going to be an invincible, fortune teller. Especially, if you are doing anything to meet your loved one again. Throughout Everbound, Nikki gets conflicted with difficult tasks and choices, confronted with guilt to desperation, Nikki, as a character really shows off each aspect of her. Strong in her own way, very original.

Okay, I’ve just counted how many of my friends have betrayed us and gone to Team Cole. FOUR of them. Tragic really, but hey, Cole is a very sexy bad boy. Fortunately, I am still Team Jack. Even though, there was a hint of connection between Nikki and Cole, Jack dominates with no question. A main concern for me when heading into this delightful book was the lack of ‘Jack-ness’ however, this was immediately dismissed as throughout the book, trust me, there are so many swoony memories of Jack and Nikki. They are simply to die for and touch your heart.

“Except for the biggest secret. That I loved him. More than the crush I’d been dealing with for years. More than I should’ve loved a best friend. More than he would ever love me back. I was gone for him. page 171

The story itself was well built. I enjoyed every word, each one would urge me onto the next, everlasting. Brodi’s writing is a drug. The premise had so much depth and connection in it that it seemed almost impossible for a normal writer to pull off. Heck, for a normal being to even touch at a glance. Additionally, Brodi incorporated twists and shocking words when you least expect it. I love this book so much, thinking about makes my mind drift off, pondering on how I’m ever going to survive the next year.

Filled with the most delectable words, sequel to the successful debut, Everneath, Brodi takes readers off to a new world of Greek Mythology and satisfies people with steamy romance, infuriating cliffhangers and a page gripping story line. I will now hunt down the sequel to this! Recommended to Greek Mythology nerds (like myself), lovers of a great romance novel and fans of Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs who thought could’ve had more depth.

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Melanie

Owner (and crazy nut) at YA Midnight Reads
Melanie is one of the totally fabulous bloggers at YA Midnight Reads. She's a 16 year old student from Melbourne, Australia. She is normally found binge watching TV series, reading , blogging, procrastinating or fangirling about how Percabeth is the best ship ever. She's also a lover of caps lock and uses it excessively.
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5 Responses to Everbound By Brodi Ashton

  1. Sabrina says:

    Just got this one in the mail! Can’t wait to read it. I’m a new follower to your blog via Goodreads.:)

  2. Anonymous says:

    You are an amazing reviewer Melanie, I really enjoy them a lot, especially your humorous ones. I couldn’t stop giggling at this one. I’m so glad you loved this as I just bought it at the bookstore today 😉 also, thanks for accepting my friend request from GR, and telling me about it!
    Emily aka emmmmm~Percabeth

  3. Jackie says:

    I’ve been meaning to read this book for a while now, good review :)New Follower.

    Check out my blog if you can.

    Jackie @Jackie’s Book World

  4. Kelly W says:

    I was kind of on the fence with this one until the end. That changed things for me and made me love it almost as much as Everneath. It was a cruel cliffhanger, but I guess I got in touch with my inner masochist for this one.

    I’m still rooting for Jack, but darn if Cole isn’t starting to catch up some. I do love me an immortal bad-boy, especially when he’s not all unrealistically good and perfect and willing to change for the girl he luuuurves. But Jack…sigh how can you not love Jack?

    Great review, and I love the quotes you chose to add! I’ll be in the same bated-breath-waiting boat as you until Everthird (or, you know, that actual title it’ll have) comes out.

    -Kelly @ Paper Fantsies

  5. Ben McMann says:

    Anthor snazzy quoted review from you, such a winner! I have read Everneath and it was really good! Not as much of a geek at Greek Myths than you though!

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