Monday, July 22, 2013

Book Review: Everbound (Everneath #2) by: Brodi Ashton

Release Date: Janaury 22, 2013
from Balzer & Bray
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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."

My Thoughts:

*note there are spoilers for the first book in this review, it is spoiler free for Everbound*

Fellow readers. Answer me this. What did I ever do to you? Why did you not warn me about this book and how it would take my heart and mash it into itty bitty bits? Is it because misery loves company? Did you feel the need to drag me down with you? Because, hey it worked. I am now broken. So congratulations, you broke me. 

Okay, so real thoughts now. I was super excited to start this book. I had put it off because I had some other books I needed to read, but this one was always there calling me. So when I finally got around to it, I was so ready and excited and a ball of emotion. So imagine my surprise when I get to the 50% mark and I’m just not feeling it. I was crushed and honestly shocked. I didn’t get it. Then I realized it is not the books fault. I just wasn’t in the mood for it and I wasn’t feeling whiny Nikki at the moment. So I took a step back from the book. I put it down for a while until I was in the mood for some fantasy. Then a little more than a week later I picked the book up again… and proceeded to fall in love. This time I fell right into the story and was captivated and ready for the ride. 

Nikki is a tough one for me. See I usually like my heroines less whiny. But she is also realistic. It was hard for her to deal without Jack and it showed. She fell apart at times and she should fall apart. However, she is also determined. She wants to save Jack and will do whatever necessary. Speaking of Jack, I like him, but I wish I knew him better. Sometimes I just feel as if all I know is that Nikki loves him and thinks the world of him. I want to really know him and I hope I get to. 

Then we have Cole. Guys, I love Cole and I want to smack him right now! That boy shredded my heart! Why did he do that to my heart? Doesn’t he know its breakable? The sad thing, I can completely see the reasoning behind his crazy ass backwards actions and that is the problem. He is so broken and I just want to fix him. I can’t help it, he remains my favorite character. Everyone knows I have been Team Cole from the beginning and thought Nikki crazy for not taking him up on his offer, but I have resigned myself to the fact that it is never going to happen. Jack and Nikki are one of those stupid unbreakable loves. 

Everbound was a great ride and a book that broke my heart. I was sobbing upon finishing this book and dying to get my hands on the next one. Again people, why didn’t you warn me? Now I have to wait forever for the next book. *sobs*


  1. Hey! I could have sworn I warned you! HAHAHAH! Awww, poor Teresa. *HUGS* Great review my friend. I know- I am SO ready to see how this is going to end. I'm afraid.

  2. Sorry i didn't warn you i too had received that shock although some of my friends did warn me that Cole will break heart in this one.... but totally never expected this curveball too you know and.... i read this one way past my bedtime and almost couldn't keep my eyes open and the minute that heart-breaking thing came up it was like Sleep was the last thing on my mind......

    seriously anticipating Evertrue now

    Aparajita @Le' Grande Codex

    P.S. my review can be seen here

  3. Sobbing? Maybe I should wait for the next one to come out before I read this one? I loved the first book but I HATE sobbing when there is no relieve in sight. *sigh* I want to read it though.

    Thanks for warning me.


    1. Yes sobbing... but a good sobbing... although it wouldnt hurt to wait... the end is a killer

  4. Sobbing?!? Oh no! I haven't read the first book, so I skimmed over your review, but now I'm super anxious!

  5. Wow. Sounds like this one was one emotional read for you Teresa!! I haven't really paid much attention to this series, but I have a feeling I should! It sounds really good, albeit, emotional!

    Great review, girl!!

  6. Okay, skimmed your review and yes I am the only person on this entire planet who hasn't yet picked this series up. I can't believe this left you sobbing! I am so intrigued by it now. I really need to start this. And okay, if Cole is the supernatural bad boy and Nikki doesn't pick him, I'm going to throw a HUGE tantrum...I don't know who the hell Jack is. *frustrated....haven't even read it yet*

    Glad you enjoyed this, even though it left your heart in itty bitty pieces! Awesome review, Teresa!

    ~ Maida

  7. AHH! I need to start this one soon. Cole and Nikki seem great to read about and I need to see what I am missing

  8. I love this series and the world that Brodi created. I seriously can't wait to read Evertrue. Yes, I do love Cole, but my heart still belongs to Jack, lol. Haha, "stupid unbreakable loves", you're hilarious Teresa!

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