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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Jaime's Review of Everneath by Brodi Ashton and a Giveaway

From Goodreads.
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...

Jaime’s review….

Brodi Ashton’s debut novel is a fresh breath of air in a genre swamped with witches, vampires, and werewolves! The mythology she brought to life in this story is amazing! I already knew the myths of Persephone and of Orpheus and Eurydice and so I was very interested to see Brodi’s take on this myth.

She did not disappoint at all!

This is my take on the story but in the synopsis above the immortal Cole is the villain. I disagree I believed time to be the bad guy and, I actually fell head over heels in love with Cole I believe he was behaving the only way he knew how. If I would have been Nikki I would have followed him wherever he asked me to. Nikki on the other hand is completely in love with Jack all her plans and her reason for coming back is Jack. I liked him but for some reason I didn’t connect with him like some of my other friends did. I figured out what was going to happen at the end of the story about half way in but that didn’t stop me from finishing I had to make sure that Brodi didn’t throw in any surprises there. Another reason I finished? Brodi’s writing is superb and I had to see how she was going to write the end and like I figured she left me wanting more! I am so happy this is a trilogy I put Everneath down and immediately wanted to start book 2 which sucks because we have a long wait for that.

Lately I’ve been posting quotes from my favorite characters to show you why I love them so now for a quote from the immortal rock god Cole ;)

“Sometimes, when something hurts us, our hearts break a little- in a slightly more… literal way than for humans. Our pain sort of spills out and onto anyone around us. We call it a cracked heart.”
I loved him before that quote and I believe I fell a bit harder at that moment!

If you like mythology or just want an awesome read this book is definitely for you! The wonderful love story will keep you turning the pages either way you read it Nikki and Cole or Nikki and Jack it is epic and I highly recommend it!   Here’s the trailer to tempt you just a little bit more!

Everneath comes out January 24th and you can pre-order it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or the Book Depository and be sure to follow Brodi on twitter and check out her website!

Thanks Harper Teen for the Advanced Reading Copy and Brodi Ashton for writing an incredible story!

The winner of the signed bookmark and guitar pick is Julianna Helms!!!! Congrats Julianna we sent an email your way :)

Ok so for the giveaway! Jen over at Fictitious Delicious is posting her review now as well. While Jen and I are dear friends we have chosen different teams in this book I am clearly #TeamCole and Jen is #TeamJack. So comment below and let us know which boy you would choose based off our reviews and you could win a signed bookmark and a guitar pick from Brodi! She has given us some to give out. Here's what they look like.

Pretty right? So comment below and remember to leave your email address and for another entry hop over to Fictitious Delicious to enter on their site! Good Luck!!! :) Contest ends midnight EST next tuesday. oh yeah and remember to tweet Jen @FictishDelish   and tell her why Cole is the best :D


  1. Eeep! Sounds like an awesome book! Immortal hot guy?*hearts* <3 Team Cole!!! I've always been the bad boy type!
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway and I hope it's open to Canadians!

    Vivian M
    vivianmah8 at hotmail dot com

  2. I'm team Cole! What can I say? Bad guys attract me like magnets. :D

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  3. Okay, I had to comment on Jen's review first, because I wanted to see how Anti-Cole she was. Not bad. But I'm glad that you don't have a link to Air Supply in your post! :)

    Of course I'm Team Cole. But I'm one of those who love Jack too. I just love Cole a little bit more for Nikki. And a LOT more for me, LOL!

    Awesome dueling reviews!

    I can't wait until January 24 so I can read this again! Why, oh why did I send my Everneath away???

  4. Sounds like a good read!

  5. I do have the hots for Cole too! But I'm not really sure how I feel about him yet!!! BUT I think I'd probably give into his HOTNESS if I was Nikki!

    Magical Urban Fantasy Reads

  6. It's beautiful! I love it. :D Team Jack though. Cole is....okay. :D Thanks!

  7. I so can't wait for this book..that sneak peak brodi posted during the #YAscavengerhunt was so yummy!! Not sure who I like more but I am leaning towards #TeamJack althoug a certain bad boy might be able to change that!

  8. I can't wait till I can read this book, just over a month till I'm able to get a copy

    myworldofbooks18 at hotmail dot com

  9. I can't wait to read this book! I won an ARC and am so excited for it. I have become more obsessive than normal with checking my mail haha! The bookmark and guitar pick are so pretty.


  10. I've read this book, and Team Jack for me!


  11. Heehee, I'm Team Jack! :P


  12. After reading both the reviews, I am *SO* excited to read this book! It is on the top of my to-read list when it comes out!


  13. Team Cole! I love bad boys.


    Savanna from Sucked Into Books


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