Everneath by Brodi Ashton
ARC Galley received from HarperCollins via NetGalley, thank you!
Gorgeous cover alert!! (The YA trend of awesome covers continues)
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..
I’m struggling with a rating. 3.5 Stars. Thanks NetGalley and HarperCollins for clicking the “approve” button
You know if a Young Adult book held my attention (at all) it’s worth at least three stars. I want to give this book four stars, because it was compelling, and had me reading it until 1am this morning, and my sleep is so valuable to me, it says a lot that I stayed up late to finish this book.
That being said, I really hated the ending, and it was not surprising the way it ended, you could see it coming a mile away and at one point during the novel I was shaking my head at Nikki and saying, “Really? You don’t see it? Are you that fucking stupid?” It sets up for some kind of sequel, but I would have preferred a different ending, and that may just be me.
I really enjoyed Cole, and Jack, and Nikki. I am especially intrigued by Cole’s motivations for doing the things he does, and I wonder if (SPOILER ALERT PEOPLE, DON’T CLICK UNLESS YOU WANT TO KNOW!) Hey people? This is a spoiler--Fair Warning!
Brodi Ashton has a cool writing style that I enjoyed. I wasn’t such a fan of the shifting past, and present, and past-past. Does that make sense? Probably not. The present is NOW, the past is before the feed, and then you get during the feed where Nikki was gone for 100 years below, which was 6 months topside.
Cole is a villain that you can’t help but almost like, and then he says something and he’s back in the villainous category. I liked him.
The concept for Everneath is very cool, and gross, and horrifying.
Everneath has a gorgeous cover, and I will most likely read the sequel, though I admit I am hesitant.
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