Thursday, 5 July 2012

Review: Everneath

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...

I was first pulled into this story by the beautiful cover and enticing blurb. Everneath is a brand new take on the Greek myths and legends. Ashton changed the Greek legends to form a place called the Everneath instead of the underworld, her setting is beautiful and evil, capturing your attention and not letting go. I enjoyed reading this book as it was a new take on the Greek legends that I've never read before, set in the modern high school world, Ashton turns a normal girl into something special. 

Cole is one of the immortals that Feed on people's emotions, he's a character that is portrayed as the 'bad guy' while Jack, Nikki's kinda-boyfriend, is portrayed as the 'good guy'. Even though Cole is hard to figure out and at times seem a little evil, I do like him. Jack is also a sweetheart that tries his best to reconnect with Nikki. I honestly couldn't decide who I liked best in this book, I'll have to read the next one to find out.

Everneath was a interesting read, Ashton's writing style is very different to most authors, she jumps from one time to another and I found this confusing at first but after reading the first 100 pages you get used to her style of writing. This book was a fun and quick read, but it wasn't the most emotional or in-depth book I've read.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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