Evertrue (Everneath #3) by Brodi Ashton
My Copy: Hardcover, 355 pages
Publication Date: January 21, 2014
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Now that Nikki has rescued Jack, all she wants is to be with him and graduate high school. But Cole tricked Nikki into feeding off him, and she’s begun the process of turning into an Everliving herself… which means she must feed on a Forfeit soon — or die.
Terrified for her survival, Nikki and Jack begin a desperate attempt to reverse the process using any means possible. Even Cole, who they expected to fight them at every turn, has become an unlikely ally — but how long can it last? Nikki needs to feed on Cole to survive, Cole needs Nikki to gain the throne in the Everneath, Jack needs Nikki because she is everything to him — and together, they must travel back to the Underworld to undo Nikki’s fate and make her mortal once more. But Cole isn’t the only one with plans for Nikki: the Queen has not forgotten Nikki’s treachery, and she wants her destroyed for good. Will Nikki be forced to spend eternity in the Underworld, or does she have what it takes to bring down the Everneath once and for all?
In this stunning conclusion to the Everneath trilogy, Brodi Ashton evokes the resiliency of the human spirit and the indomitable power of true love.
I’m happy to say that Evertrue is another satisfactory conclusion to a really good series. That’s been happening a lot lately. In fact, all 3 series-concluding books I’ve read so far this year have been satisfactory. Yay!
I don’t really know how to put my thoughts together enough to write this review. After that ending? I’m a little speechless. If you read the first two books in this series, you know how Brodi Ashton likes to end her books. Evertrue continues in the same fashion. I am a bit shocked and also sad for what happened at the end. But I won’t say any more than that about it.
The characters… Well Nikki is pretty much the same as I remember her being in the previous books. But, I found Jack and Cole quite different characteristically. Jack has changed since his return to the surface. He is like a super human in strength, apparently because of the effort it took to get out of the tunnels. But, I also found his personality to be different as well. For some reason I didn’t find him as likable as I remember him being in the other books. I didn’t dislike him though either. I just wasn’t really able to connect with him or root for his and Nikki’s relationship. Cole is a completely different character for the majority of Evertrue. There is a reason behind this change in character, but I didn’t like it. I really liked the old Cole, even though he definitely had his faults. Oh well, overall the characters were still good.
I would recommend this series. Overall, I really enjoyed it as a whole. It’s a great Greek Mythology retelling with a unique and captivating story line. And the endings are always shocking!
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