Everneath by Brodi Ashton: A book review

Title: Everneath

Author: Brodi Ashton

Started Date: September 19, 2012

Finished Date: September 24, 2012

Rating: 4/5 stars


“Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath. Now she’s returned–to her old life, her family, her boyfriend–before she’s 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 precious months forgetting the Everneath and trying to reconnect with her boyfriend, Jack, the person most devastated by her disappearance–and the one person she loves more than anything. But there’s just one problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who enticed her to the Everneath in the first place, has followed Nikki home. Cole wants to take over the throne in the underworld and is convinced Nikki is the key to making it happen. And he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her back, this time as his queen.

As Nikki’s time on the Surface draws to a close and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she is 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 queen.”


This book is amazing, and really unique for me. I like the idea of Everneath, Everliving, Feed and Tunnels. I thought this is another version of Hades and Persephone because of the idea of six months and Everneath. But then, I learned it’s a version of the tragic love story of Orpheus and Eurydice. Yeah, it’s really that tragic, even this book. I would have given this book 5 stars, if only it would have been happier. Not only the ending was sad, but the whole book itself. It actually pained my heart and broke it into pieces. I love Jack Caputo, he’s definitely the perfect boyfriend. A guy who fell in love with Nikki since she was young, a guy who fell apart when she left him, a guy who only wants one girl and she’s the only one who couldn’t see it. If only she trusted her, things could have been different. But no, she became the immature girlfriend any guy can have. Anyway, I don’t hate her that much, because she also suffered a lot. But Jack doesn’t deserve what happened to him. While for Cole, the immortal who enticed her to the Everneath, I don’t like him and I don’t trust him either. I can’t understand him, and I think I will never ever do so. He should just go back to where he belongs. I’m sorry for my emotions towards this book, I’m sure you will understand me if you’ve also read it. Now, I need to calm down and think of happy thoughts! ๐Ÿ˜‰

So there will be two more books, and I have to hope for a happy ending. And I’m eagerly hoping…

This is my favorite part from the book, because this is the part where I cried, literally cried…:
“I remember the way your hand could cover my entire shoulder. The way your lower lip stuck out when you were working out a problem in your head. And how you flick your ring finger with your thumb when you get impatient. And when something surprises you and you don’t know what to say, you get a tiny wrinkle in between your eyebrows.It showed on the day the coach told you you’d made first-string quarterback. And it’s showing now.”

Because you know, not everybody remembers, especially the slightest details.


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