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Monday, 6 October 2014

Review: Evertrue by Brodi Ashton

Evertrue (Everneath #3)
Released: 1 March 2014
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Australia
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At the Other End:
Having finally rescued Jack from the dark Tunnels of the Underworld, all Nikki wants is to be with him and for life to return to normal. But Cole tricked Nikki as they journeyed through the labyrinth of the Everneath, and now she's started turning into an Everliving just like him. 

Desperate to find a way to reverse the process, Nikki and Jack try everything they can think of. Even Cole becomes an unlikely ally, but for how long? Nikki needs to feed on Cole to survive, Cole needs Nikki to gain control of the throne in the Everneath, and Jack needs Nikki because she is everything to him. Together, they must travel back to the Underworld to undo Nikki's fate and make her mortal once more. 

Will Nikki be forced to spend eternity in the Underworld - or does she have what it takes to bring down the Everneath once and for all?



I write Young Adult novels. I live for chocolate covered cinnamon bears. I love me some Diet Coke. My debut book EVERNEATH (the first in a trilogy) came out January 24, 2012 with Balzer and Bray (HarperCollins). The sequel EVERBOUND comes out January 22, 2013.

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I honestly don't know what to say about this book. It was ok. Seriously, that's it, that's all I can honestly say that will sum up my feelings about this book.

So, from the very start of this series, I started hating Nikki more and more after each book. She annoyed me in the first book, and she frustrated me in the second. Now at the third, I honestly don't even like this character anymore. Really? How selfish can you get! You want to destroy the Everneath, just because YOU don't want to feed? What about all the other people in the Everneath? Don't they get a say on their fate? They obviously like it, just because ONE girl doesn't like it, doesn't mean that she has every right to go and destroy it! Suck it up Princess, you don't always have to get what you want! But hey, I guess you do, because Jack is now all beefed up, and you get to make-out with Cole for a reason! All the people in this book are selfish. Especially Nikki and Jack. Jack, was every bit a caveman in this book. Me Hungry Nikki Mine GRRRR 
Plus, he was just as selfish as Nikki. But multiply that with one of the most annoying romance ever. He would go all Caveman style when Nikki had to feed on Cole.... because she had to, to be able to survive the change! WHICH HE AGREED TO. Fricking hell, if only someone would have a fire nearby and he can go all caveman on that :/ The romance in this wasn't sweet or anything like the last two books were (even though I never shipped Nikki and Jack, I will admit that the romance was sweet before all my objections to it). Now it's just over the top sappy bullshit. Honestly, that's what most of this book is about, the relationship between these two. This was like a second book filler! Where is the final book in the trilogy that I signed up for???

Cole. I kind of love you in this book, but then I don't because of what happens. Yep, you got it folks, after two books of Nikki saying how much she hates Cole for manipulating her, here she is and does it worse than he ever did. Look at the boy he is now, compared to how he was! He is now like Jack, before he went all Caveman! I don't like him as much now. AND, how convenient is it that Cole just so happens to lose his memory so that Nikki can manipulate him? Bitch please. Where is the Cole that I know and love?!?!!?! I hate how they make Cole seem like the bad guy in every situation, even though in all of them it's Nikki's fault. And someone please tell me WHY Cole had to die in this? Was it some way of trying to make up that Nikki blames him for everything? He shouldn't have done that for her! He turned into a Jack from the end of book 1!

So, even though practically the ENTIRE book is made up of Nikki and Jack and their disgustingly-sappy-annoying romance, this book didn't have much to actually go forward on. If you got this book in a word document, and deleted all the romance in here, there would probably be only a quarter of the book where they are actually doing something, and actually having a plot. Practically everything happened within the last 50 pages of this book. How is that enough time? Especially when you are about 50 pages from the end and you think of what they are starting to do, as well as how far they have to go to get it done, and then for the book to actually wrap up the series nicely. Yeah, nah. This just makes you realize how much pointless romance is actually in this book. In the bits where there was actually some sort of plot, I was really enjoying reading this book. The actual bits of the plot that showed is the redeeming point of this book for me, and it just makes me really depressed because of how disappointing this book is, when I know it could have been a really great conclusion.

Like all the other books in this series, I love how the myths are re-invented and re-created to suit the Everneath. I love looking in the book, and being able to see all these different myths, and see how different they are, and how they relate in this world.

Overall, this is a great series, but I think there could be another direction in which the series should have gone towards, and not the end of the Everneath.


Everneath (Everneath #1)
Released: 2 February 2012
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Australia
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At the Other End:
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...


Neverfall (Everneath #1.5)
Released: 1 July 2013
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Australia
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At the Other End:
With her boyfriend Jack trapped in the Tunnels of the Everneath, Nikki is trying hard to evade Cole's grasp. But how long can she avoid him? 


Cole is now more desperate than ever to find out about Nikki as is seems she is his best chance of taking over the thrown of the underworld. How did she survive the Feed? And can Cole find another Forfeit like her who can survive it too? 



Cole's quest leads him to a mysterious and dangerous society known as the Delphinians, whose price for information might be higher than Cole can pay - a price that could destroy Nikki. But when Cole attempts to steal the answers instead, his mission ends in disaster. Faced with centuries in a Delphinian dungeon, Cole is confronted with questions he's been too scared to ask himself: Is he really obsessed with the throne - or is he obsessed with Nikki? And can she really give him a new beginning as the Everneath's king . . . or will she instead bring about his tragic end?

Everbound (Everneath #2)
Released: 1 February 2013
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Australia
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At the Other End:
It's been two months since the dark tunnels of the underworld came for Nikki Beckett. That night, Nikki's boyfriend, Jack, made the ultimate sacrifice and took her place in the Everneath for eternity - a debt that should have been hers. Every night Jack appears in her dreams, lost and confused, and wasting away. All Nikki wants is to save him before it's too late, but no matter how hard she tries to reach for his hand, she can never find it.

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 it seems Nikki has touched his heart, and surprisingly, Cole agrees to help in the only way he can - by taking Nikki to the Everneath himself.

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



This novel was received for review via Simon and Schuster Australia. This review is entirely my own, no bribery or any deals have been made to sway this review or change my personal opinion of the novel.

2 comments:

  1. Caveman! Couldn't have said it better myself. Nikki was an asshole as the series went on. The only redeeming quality was Cole and in this one the real Cole was a no show. At the time, I couldn't wait to read the finale, but it really let me down in so many ways too. I can understand that the love triangle needed resolution, but did THAT have to happen? Brilliant review Gina and sorry you couldn't have enjoyed this more <3

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    1. YES! He was such a caveman in this book! If you stuck him in the movie, The Croods, he would fit right in and they wouldn't know the difference!! This whole final book was a let down.. I know, I was excited to see how it all would end as well! Especially because I got to binge read this series, but alas, it's just a shit storm of bad romance and stupid sucky characters. Thanks lovely, sorry you didn't enjoy this one either! <3

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