Sunday, January 15, 2012
Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Release Date: 1/24/2012
Publisher: HarperTeen: Balzer & Bray
Series: Everneath trilogy (bk. 1)
Genera: Paranormal Romance
Subjects: Underworld, immortality, supernatural, love, mythology
Summary/ product description: “Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she's returned - to her old life, her family, her friends - before being banished back to the underworld... this time forever.
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.”
My Rating: ê ê ê 1/3
My Review: This book started out slow…so very slow that I was pretty bored through the first half of it. It eventually picked up and got kind of interesting. The main problem was that there weren’t many funny quotes or descriptive/illustrative parts of the setting (It’s Utah…I want to imagine it, not skip through it). The book kept on switching for Now to Last Year, and I find flashbacks to be confusing. I did get confused a lot.
As for characters, I didn’t care much for Nikki. She seemed too depressing. I like strong female heroines who kick but, or act like a smart alec. They’re the best voices. The males characters were good. Cole was humorous at time. The bad boy musician who’s also some kind of energy vampire. Jack was the friend/boy friend who really cared a lot about Nikki. Her dad was the mayor, which was cool. Mayor’s daughter getting into trouble?
I did like the mythology element to it. That is related Greek to Egyptian mythology, but I kind of wish that more supernatural stuff happened. I want to see what this underworld looks like. This book was mostly romantic and love triangle stuff. I can’t wait to read the next book! It will probably be better that this one which seemed like an introduction.
If you like myths or romantic books about immortals, then you might want to read this. This book has so much in common with Abandon by Meg Cabot and Falling Under by Gwen Hayes.
Cover Art Review: I don’t know what special effects will be used on this cover. Metallic? Matte? But the image is beautiful even in plain gloss. The dress really blends well with the smoke whisps and clouds. And the red is so bright and pretty. It looks dark and romantic. If I didn’t have the ARC, I world have bought this because of this amazing cover.