Review: Everbound by Brodi Ashton

18 January, 2013 Reviews 8 comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Everbound by Brodi AshtonEverbound by Brodi Ashton
Series: Everneath #2
Published by Balzer + Bray on 22nd January 2013
Pages: 368
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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Nikki Beckett could only watch as her boyfriend, Jack, sacrificed himself to save her, taking her place in the Tunnels of the Everneath for eternity — a debt that should’ve been hers. She’s living a borrowed life, and she doesn’t know what to do with the guilt. And every night Jack appears in her dreams, lost and confused and wasting away.

Desperate for answers, Nikki turns to Cole, the immortal bad boy who wants to make her his queen — and the one person least likely to help. But his heart has been touched by everything about Nikki, and he agrees to assist her in the only way he can: by taking her to the Everneath himself.

Nikki and Cole descend into the Everneath, only to discover that their journey will be more difficult than they’d anticipated — and more deadly. But Nikki vows to stop at nothing to save Jack — even if it means making an incredible sacrifice of her own.

In this enthralling sequel to Everneath, Brodi Ashton tests the bonds of destiny and explores the lengths we’ll go to for the ones we love.

I propose we begin a foundation.  Survivors of the Everneath Series Anonymous.  Because this book seriously gave me ALL the feels:

feelsI’m going to try to do this without spoiling the last book or this one, kay my friends?

Nikki needs Cole’s help in the Everneath.  She has to make it through three mazes, avoid zombie-like wanderers, the Queen of the Everneath and the Shades or she and Jack are going to die.

And can I just say: GOD THIS BOOK!  WHY?!  WHY!??!!?!  Ashton, do you feed on our tears?  Do you use them in your magic spells?  Do you boil them in your brews?  How could you give us such an ending – AGAIN!?

I read the last page of this book with the colour draining from my face, shaking my head and going, “No!  No!  Noooooo! She got me again!”  I mean, there’s just so mean you can be to your readers before they’re justified in kidnapping you and forcing you to hand over any and all sequels!

Nikki continues to improve as a character – taking leaps and bounds as a stronger, more amazing character.  She is not afraid to hit back at life and she doesn’t hesitate to kick butt when it needs kicking.  However, the scene stealer is most definitely Cole who will charm the pants off you, then charm your pants, then steal your pants.  Because that boy is evil and if I were to ever translate myself into a fictional world in order to meet him then I’d probably slap him, kiss him and then slap him again for good measure.

Seriously, this sequel was amazing and has set the bar very high for the third book in the Everneath series which I absolutely need.  NOW!

*This ARC was provided for me by the Publisher.  No money or favours were exchanged for this review.

Kat Kennedy

Kat Kennedy

Co-blogger at Cuddlebuggery
Kat Kennedy is a book reviewer and aspiring author in the Young Adult genre. She reviews critically but humorously and get super excited about great books. Find her on GoodReads.
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8 Responses to “Review: Everbound by Brodi Ashton”

  1. cynicalsapphire

    Oooh, you gave it the full five. EPIC. Steph and I are too jaded for that. Or something. BUT *hugs* ALL THE FEELS.
    Ashton keeps herself youthful by bathing in the tears of her readers. Didn’t you know? 
    Cole. YES. He will steal your pants and then charm them. And then give them back and charm them off. COLE. He’s so much more interesting than Jack. I am sorry.

  2. Kara_M

    Glad you liked it, Kat. I can’t wait to read it. I am not as huge of as Everneath fan as you, but I did like it a lot. I hear this one is even more exciting and I think I will like that. Mazes and a map? Sounds like my kind of book. And I know how rarely you give out 5 stars, so that means something.

  3. helliscold

    Oh God your characterization of Cole is probably the most accurate I’ve read so far

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