Friday, March 8, 2013

Everbound by Brodi Ashton

Genre:  YA Mythology
Everneath Series, Book 2

Note:  It is highly recommended that you read the first book in the series prior to reading the description below.  The first book's plot will be spoiled if you read any further...

Description (taken from Goodreads):
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.

I initially thought this book was going to be a ho-hum book all about giving our guys some depth.  I felt that way right until the ending blind-sided me.  I missed all the clues and warnings and felt like I was smacked in the face.  And now all I want to do is talk about it and tell you which guy I'm rooting for.  But alas, I cannot.

To me, this book started out a little too melodramatic.  Doom and gloom; all Nikki could think about is her guilt for letting Jack take her place.  And if I were in her shoes, I'd probably feel the exact same way.  But I was super ready for the plot to start and to find some unexplored areas and good action.

This book is going to give you a lot of details on Jack and Cole. Pretty much, it's like putting two guys on display and letting you prod their good moments as well as their bad ones.  And while I really, really like the good guy Jack, I just feel this otherwordly pull towards Cole.  So excuse me when I was kind of hoping they'd fail in rescuing Jack and Nikki would all of sudden realize her undying love for Cole.  Spoiler-alert: my mind's wishes did not succeed.

And the ending!  Pretty much if you had given me the last ten pages as the second book in this series, I'd probably still scream and feel like plucking my eyes out.  I need the third one right now.  If you read this book and feel you need to release some pent-up emotions, don't hesitate to shoot me an email.  I'll vent with you...

1 comment:

  1. The whole book was good, but the last half was fantastic and mind blowing. Because of this, I give it even a higher rating than the first novel and can't wait to get my hands on this talented writer's last installment of this trilogy.

    Irene (TeakaToys)


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