Friday, December 23, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: 4.5 Stars for EVERNEATH by BRODI ASHTON

Title:  EVERNEATH
Author:  BRODI ASHTON
Publisher: Balzer + Bray (Harper Collins)
Pages:  384 pages (hardcover)
Acquired:  Received for review from Publisher via NetGalley
Release Date:  January 24, 2012



RATING:  4.5 CONNIVING COLE STARS!

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.


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...


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Review:
Well this one caught me by surprise!  And it was certainly a fantastic surprise at that.   I was intrigued, enthralled and kept highly entertained as every page went by.

Nikki Beckett (Becks) is our leading gal!  She's been curled up in a cocoon for a hundred years (6 months in human time) with the Everliving Cole.  Cole feeds off her emotion to sustain his own life form.  Once out of the Feed, Becks wants back to normal - even if it is just for 6 months - so she can mend things with her father, say goodbye to her brother and see Jack Caputo.....just once more.  After 6 months is up....the Tunnels will come for her and she will no longer exist as Becks.

She is a shell of her former sell when she returns. And Becks struggles with her passion for Jack and her connection to Cole.  Does she have the strength to make a stand?  Delving into the stories of Greek Mythology, an answer awaits her and Jack.

Jack Caputo is Becks' love and oh yes.....her ex. She left on highly emotional circumstances with Cole - he could take her pain away.  Jack isn't sure what's happened to Becks but intends to find out....one little bit at a time. He hasn't given up on them even if he was "broken" when she left. He'd thought she was missing - even kidnapped......but then she came back.....  Jack still loves her but can he believe the story about who she now is and where she has been?
Cole...Cole....Cole.........you rotten scoundrel. Feeding off the emotions of humans to sustain yourself - no regrets - no concerns - no nothing!  Until he went into the Feed with Becks.....now he finds himself tied a little to tightly to his need for Becks and will do whatever it takes to make sure she chooses him in the end.

Brodi Ashton has delivered a fantastic debut novel.  Her chapters are set in the "Now" and also prior to the Feed.  Even though the story jumps back in time to give us more detail and understanding of Becks' circumstances......the forward motion and great pace of the overall story is kept up and adds to the complete enjoyment of Everneath.  This was a definite "Can't put down till finished" read!

Oh and yeah.........GREAT ENDING!!!

ENJOY!
MARISSA

2 comments:

  1. you got me at Greek Myth! The cover is so wonderful too!

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  2. Hi Braine - I just love the Greek Myth too! I'm a sucker for it in novels!!
    Cheers Marissa

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