Friday, December 23, 2011

Review: Everneath

Book: Everneath
Author: Brodi Ashton
Release Date: January 24, 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins / Balzer + Bray
Pages: 384
Source: publisher (Thanks so much, HC!!)
Stars: 5/5
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.

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...


(summary taken from Goodreads
MY THOUGHTS:   

In a sentence: YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK!  

I'm serious! Whether you're a fan of contemporary novels or paranormal books (like me!), Everneath is a must-have on your shelf. It has the perfect mixture of a supernatural element, beautiful writing, and perfectly flawed characters that make your heart leap out of your chest!   

Everneath was so different from the Persephone and Hades re-telling I thought it would be and I mean that in the BEST possible way! Brodi Ashton created an original and fascinating world of immortal Everlivings that fed on humans for life, with plot twists I didn't see coming and raw emotion so powerful that I couldn't believe this was a debut!  

But my absolute favourite thing had to be the characters. I connected with Nikki instantly her mind and actions were so easy to believe and understand. And yes, there's a love triangle but it worked perfectly in this book! Both Jack and Cole were seriously two of the awesomest book boys in the history of awesome book boys (and both were also SO sweet)!  

Beautiful, heartbreaking, and completely original, Everneath was a debut that stole my breath away! I would give it a million stars if I could. There aren't many books that portray human emotions this flawlessly and Brodi Ashton has definitely made my favourites list because of it! :)  

BUY or BORROW?: I would buy this book for the cover alone, but what's inside is definitely worth every penny! Buy this book for sure! ;)   

-Mimi

29 comments:

  1. I loved this book too! The ending was a heart-breaker though, but I can't wait to get hold of the second book now! Nice review, Mimi. :)

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  2. I can't wait for this book! Great review - made me even more excited for it!

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  3. OOOh so lucky you've read it! I'm sooo curious to have this one too! I'm glad it's an amazing read, beaucause as you say I just love the cover too! Great review

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  4. In a sentence: I MUST READ THIS BOOK!

    OMG OMG OMG, I want to read this book so badly!!!! Mimi, you are such a tease! You write amazing reviews like this one and then expect us to wait until the release date to read it... The wait is gonna be totally unbearable! The end of January can't come fast enough! (:

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  5. What a strong opening statement! This book piqued my interest but you make it sound AMAZING. I'll definitely have to check it now. Fantastic review, as always. Your reviews are so enthusiastic that it makes me always want to read that book! :)

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  6. eeeh! It sounds so good, I will have to get around this book soon. great review! I got an ARC of this one and the cover is really gorgeous.

    ♥Ficbookreviews♥

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  7. Eeek I'm so excited to start this one I keep hearing it's fabulous and I was worried about being a retelling but it seems she did a great job! Wonderful review Mimi dearest!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  8. I love the cover for this SO much; kind of wish I could find a real-life version of the dress for myself.

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  9. This one sounds so good and the cover is so pretty. I can't wait to get my hands on this one when it comes out. Great review!

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  10. You're right, that cover is beautiful! :) Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to read it!

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  11. Great review! I've been wondering about this one - thank you for sharing and happy holidays! :)

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  12. OH My LORD!! Dear! you know, this year I read two re-telling of the same myth and none of those books did it for me. I was very very interested in this book but when I knew it was about the same stuff... well... I wasnt super into it a before but now... HOLY COW! you totally convinced me! dear!!! I want to read this one!! I think this book will be THE ONE about Greek Mythology that will gain a powerful fanbase! the way you describe it makes it sounds totally awesome! thnx for the amazing review my dear! muah muah muah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Happy Holidays my dear =D

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  13. I'm so glad you liked it bb, it makes me want to read it even more =) I got an e-ARC a while ago but haven't managed to read it yet. Can't wait!! :)

    Merry Christmas! xxx

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  14. I cannot wait for this book! I know where my Christmas money will be going :) Great review :)

    Anna
    The Bursting Bookshelf

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  15. A love triangle that works? Wow! What to get me curious about a book!!! And Nikki sounds like my kind of girl. Awesome review, Mimi! Any books you give a million stars too go on top of my TBR!

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  16. Wow! Sounds like this book is DEFINITELY worth checking out. And hear I thought I might give it a pass... Glad you enjoyed it so much, Mimi!

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  17. Yes, I will get this book no matter what. And I am 100% convinced after your review! Thank you for the fantastic review. So happy you enjoyed it, Mimi!

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  18. Okay, just... awesome review. o.o I always get more exited about books after seeing your reviews! I'm so glad I get to pick this up soon because I NEED to read it. It seems so awesome and it sounds very promising you loved it so much!

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  19. YAY YAY YAY!!!! Soooo glad to hear you loved this one considering we have such similar tastes in books and boys lol! Jack and Cole sound soooo cute!!! *sigh* I am such a girl! Gotta man up lol. Anyway fabulous review! You always know what to say to get my attention. Now I'm not tooooo big on Greek mythology but what the heck might as well give this one a shot since your begging me (just kidding!). I'm so glad to hear you could relate with Nikki considering I REALLY need to read a book where the protaganist doesn't make me want to barf!

    Great review Mimi!!!! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and and a Happy New Year <3

    Jaskirat~SeeitORreadit
    International 300 Follower Giveaway

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  20. I had already had this book my list of stuff I was excited for and your review increased that ten fold!

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  21. I love it when authors take well-known retellings and make it completely their own, and I love the way you described the characters. I'm looking forward to diving into this after the new year so that it counts for the DAC :)

    Happy Holidays, Mimi!

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  22. Awesome to hear this one's as good as it looks. And I'm always a fan of retellings of greek myths, and the Persephone/Hades story has always been one of my favorites. And YES, that cover is gorgeous!

    Can't wait to read this one!


    Smiles!
    Lori

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  23. You got me with the first sentence Mimi ;) Apparently I can't wait to January 24th to come!! :)

    I'll take the opportunity here to wish you a Merry merry Christmas Mimi! I wish you'll be surrounded with lots of good food and lots of great people you love! :)

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  24. Yay!!!! I'm getting ready to start this one too dude! I can't wait!!!

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  25. I'm so going to have to buy this one. I'm getting way into mythology-themed books and this one just sounds SO cool! Awesome review, chickadee. Your enthusiasm always shines through and it's clear you loved this one. Definitely gonna give it a try!

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  26. I have this one and I can't wait to read it! Great review.

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  27. I almost bought this the other day, but I was on the fence. I may have to pick it up.

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