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Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
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...

Goodreads Summary

Author Brodi Ashton brings a breath of fresh air into the paranormal romance young adult genre.  Nikki has decided to become a Forfeit, someone who allows an Everliving to feed off of him/her.  When Nikki is finally allowed to stop the Feed, a century later, she chooses to go back to her life for six months rather than go with Cole, the Everliving who appears to have suddenly developed a heart.  Cole is not happy with this arrangement, he follows her and causes plenty of trouble along the way. 

Nikki's ability to stay youthful and retain her memory after being fed off of by an Everliving are subject to speculation, could Nikki challenge the Everlivings' current Queen?  Who is the boy whose face and memory anchored Nikki while she was being fed on?  Can Nikki leave with a proper good-bye this time?  These questions are, at least partially, answered in this phenomenal book. 

Nikki's character was intriguing.  She can be impulsive and dramatic, but she can also be exceedingly patient, intelligent, and caring.  The reader will connect to Nikki quickly.  The secondary characters, particularly the two male love interests, will capture and hold the readers' attention as well.  This book is a great read and just in time for Christmas.  Everneath is perfect for teen/young adult readers or the young at heart.

5 Stars

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This review thanks to Once Upon A Twilight


  1. Giselle said...:

    Awesome! This sounds great I can't wait to start it.

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