Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Everbound (Everneath #2) by Brodi Ashton

Everbound  (Everneath #2) by Brodi Ashton
This is a young adult paranormal romance novel (Rated PG-13)
(Three and a half boring hearts)

Book Summary
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 Review
I’ll just be honest here. I was disappointed with the book. The writing doesn’t seem as polished. The storyline follows the same path as many other 2nd books in YA PRN or Dystopian such as Nightshade, Unearthly and Delirium. Those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head.
You have a love triangle, yet the author tries to make it seem like we don’t by focusing on one boy in each book. So that’s what we have here. Sorry for the mild spoiler, but one boy takes a back seat. Don’t get me wrong, the author tries to incorporate that missing boy in the story through memories and flash backs, but it’s not the same. On top of that, she makes us fall for boy #2. Ugh. I won’t say more because I don’t want to give anything away.
So then we are on this journey in a new world that has new rules. And it wouldn’t be so bad until we the MCs find themselves in a viscous loop literally and mentally. The only thing that comes to mind is “Don’t look into the light Carol Anne.” And if you haven’t seen the movie Poltergeist, you won’t appreciate my reference. So I’ll just say, how many times do they warn are female lead only for her to “look into the light” anyway.
It gets a bit redundant and boring. Nothing new happens in each loop except extraneous stuff. The outcome is still the same. I was annoyed. I will say the ending caught me by surprise. I was sure someone came back as the other, but that didn’t seem to be the case. However, it’s too obvious something isn’t right. And our female lead is far too trusting.
Will I read the next, YES. It wasn’t bad enough to quit. But I will reserve judgment on my future recommendations.
My book boyfriend is Jack, but I’m giving you Cole.
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