9 August, 2013

book review

Everbound (Everneath #2) by Brodi Ashton

My Copy: ePub eBook, 368 pages
Publication Date: January 22, 2013
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Source: Purchased
Genre: Fantasy | Mythology | Retelling | Romance | Paranormal | Young Adult

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.

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My Review

In Everbound, Nikki teams up with Cole in an attempt to rescue her beloved Jack.  Nikki and Cole go on quite the adventurous and dangerous journey in the Everneath, including navigating their way through the wild and crazy Labyrinth.  I thought that Everbound was really good.  It wasn’t quite as good as Everneath, in my opinion, but I definitely still enjoyed it.  And there is a big twist at the end that I totally didn’t see coming!

Nikki is still pretty much the same character as she was in Everneath, but I feel she did grow a bit.  She seemed stronger and more capable in this book.  In Everneath, Nikki seemed a bit weak and kind of cowardly in some ways (like when went back to school and had to face Jack and Jules), but she is braver and more outspoken and has more of a let’s-get-shit-done attitude about her in Everbound.

Cole is Cole.  I don’t have too much to say about his character in this book.  As I said in my review of Neverfall, I was pretty sure I had him all figured out and — though this book tried to stray my opinion of him at times — I still think I do.  Cole is bad and he is good.  He does good things and then turns around and does bad things.  And that’s all I’m going to say about him.

Of course I am going to recommend Everbound to fans of Everneath.  It’s a great series so far and I can’t wait to read the third book, Evertrue!  I also wrote down some questions near the beginning of Everbound and found that, by the end, they were all answered!  So, that’s nice.

4 stars blue

A Peek Inside

The only escape from the Tunnels is death.
Jack — the boy who got me through hell, the boy I Returned
for, the boy I love — is in the Tunnels. He is a Forfeit.
I know the truth. It should’ve been me.
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