Monday, September 09, 2013

Review- Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Goodreads Summary:
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.

"Everneath" is a captivating story of love, loss, and immortality from debut author Brodi Ashton.


The moment I laid my eyes on the cover of Everneath, I knew that I had to read this book. Without even bothering to read the synopsis, I added it to my TBR pile. 
Based on mythology, Everneath is the story of Nikki and how she is pulled into a whole new world of the Everneath by Cole. 6 months in the Everneath equals 1 century on the Surface. Technically, Nikki and Cole spend one century with each other and it is but obvious that this leads to feelings of attraction between the two. Cole is crazy about Nik and wants her to be his Queen in Everneath. Nikki, however, is already in love with quarterback, Jack and they are a couple.
Coming to the mythological aspect of it, the book revolves around the Daughter of Persophone and some really nice Greek tales of the Otherworld, Underworld or Afterworld and it's kings and queens and some really astonishing facts that end up relating to Nikki. 
Keeping aside the mythological basis of the book, I thought that the normal, regular life described it in was so well written. 
As for the two guys, I found it really hard to make up my mind as to whether I am Team Cole or Team Jack.

Jack and Nikki share a wonderful relationship. I thought Jack was superb and an extremely loving guy. Cole, on the other hand, is the hot guy and even his attitude towards Nik is so clean and full of care.
Author Brodi Ashton has done an excellent job with practically everything. The facts are straight and the characters extremely intriguing. The plot keeps the reader awake and makes you want to know more. This one was an amazing read. 


  1. I'm so happy you loved Everneath, Sarika! I'm a huge fan of this series, and I promise you that Everbound (the second book) is much better than Everneath!

    I know what you mean - I'm so confused myself because I can never quite decide if I'm Team Cole or Team Jack. I think I kinda love them both... ;)

    I'm looking forward to your review of Everbound, Sarika! :)

    Lyra @ Defiantly Deviant

    1. Yes, I've remember reading your reviews for the books and I'm glad you love the series. I know! The Teams are hard to pick here. Thank you, Lyra. :)

  2. YAY! I wanted to read this book since it's sequel came out earlier this year. As you know, I love Greek myth and Hades/Persephone is my favorite love story, if we can call it that. They are such complex character and I'm so happy that you enjoyed this book. I can't wait to read it now!!! Fantastic review, Sarika!

    1. You haven't read it yet? I think you'll love this series, Aman so get to it ASAP. Thank you! :*

  3. And I still haven't started with this series and I have no idea why. I like try to be smartass and say that I'll read certain series when all books are out - yeah right. I'm glad you enjoyed this one Sarika and yeah I'll read it, someday. Don't kick my ass :**

    1. I'm not gonna kick your ass, Tanja. I've only read book #1. Let me know when you get to the series, maybe we can buddy read. ;) Thank you!

  4. Cool, I've heard similar things from other bloggers, so it's encouraging that everyone seems to like this one! I for one love mythology, so I think the concept is so cool. Hmm, I wonder which team I would be on if I were to read this... heh, guess I would have to read it to find out! Nicely reviewed, Sarika.

    1. The team choosing is so hard here, Aylee. I hope you get to read it sometime. Thank you! :)


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