January 18, 2013

Everbound by Brodi Ashton



Publisher’s 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. Now she is 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. No matter how 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 his heart has been touched by everything about Nikki, and he agrees to help in the only way he can: by taking her to the Everneath himself.

Nikki and Cole, along with Cole's bandmate Max, descend into the Everneath, only to discover that their journey will be more difficult than they'd anticipated—and more deadly. From a Lake of Blood and Guilt to Sirens' alluring tricks to insurmountable walls of rock and flame, the trio is given every reason to turn back and give up. But Nikki vows to stop at nothing to save Jack—even if it means making an incredible sacrifice of her own.

In this breathtaking sequel to Everneath, Brodi Ashton tests the bonds of destiny and explores the lengths we'll go to for the ones we love.

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My take: Oh! My! Gosh! The ending to Everbound was a crazy, epically awesome ending! Ahhhhhhh! I loved it! I loved the whole book, but that ending took the cake! Oh boy was it good! I was stunned!!! I’m so happy I didn’t sneak-a-peek, because I had no clue that it would take that crazy of a turn.

One of the reasons I loved this book so much is because we get a lot of Cole. Now, don’t get me wrong, before this book I was not at all a fan of Cole. And I can’t say whether I’m a fan now or not, but I’ll admit that he was winning me over throughout this entire book. But I’m still 100% Team Jack. We also get to know more about some other critical characters in this book.

Another reason I liked this book so much is because we get a nice big, total picture of what the Everneath is really like! And, lastly, I love how in this book Nikki actually displays true emotion. Her lack of emotion (because of the feed) was something I had a hard time with in Everneath.

Just like I said in the very beginning, the ending to Everbound was phenomenal and made the story beyond amazing, and I can’t wait to talk to someone about that ending. It was so good! And now I’m more than a little excited to read the next and last book in this trilogy! So read Everbound now!!!!


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23 comments:

manda-rae said...

Agh! I must get my hands on this book!

Sara @ Forever 17 Books said...

This book was amazing! I also loved learning all about the Everneath and I also am totally Team Jack, but I sure have a lot of feelings for Cole too! Great review! :)

~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

Amy said...

Awesome review!! I loved this book too. It was so good. And OMG that ending. So didn't see that coming at all!!

@HarleyBearBooks said...

I read the first book and was only going to read the second to find out what happens to Jack, but your review made me excited to read it. Great review!

Erika said...

I'm so anxious to read this series, especially after your enthusiastic review. I could only read the beginning so I don't spoil the first one at the moment. Thanks for your thoughts and I'll come back and read the rest of your review once I read the first one!

bn100 said...

Great review. Sounds like an intriguing book.

erin said...

sounds fantastic! Thanks for the review!

crysb0503 said...

I can't wait to read this book. It sounds like a great book, but I am not surprised. The first one was great too.

Brooke DelVecchio said...

I am gong to get this, b/c I own the first, when I meet the author in Feb. Can't wait!

Victoria said...

Okay, I really have to read this series!

Kirsten! said...

I haven't had the pleasure of reading Everneath yet, but I'm sooo glad that this one don't fall to the dreaded second book slump. Awesome review- the series has moved to the top of my to-read list :)

Fiktshun said...

Oh that ending was amazing. I loved it even more than the ending to EVERNEATH! Well except for that last line.

And yeah, taking a peek would totally have ruined it. :)

You have to read Neverfall to get a better idea of Cole. It will help to understand certain things.

But oh my gosh I want to chat with you about motivations and what you think about what happened at the very end with that one thing with the one character.

Love your review!

centerstagemomy said...

I am so glad this is finally out so I can start the series!

Jill Marie said...

I seriously can't wait to read this!
Thanks for the great review :) its always good when a book 2 isn't just a book 2

Callie Vamp said...

I will get around to reading this one day!

Cali Willette said...

Thanks for the review I cant wait to read this book, I love Cole I am glad we see more of him!
-Cali W.

Brooke DelVecchio said...

I agree, the ending was surprising. I have to say that I liked this but it was slower for me than the first book, which was a bit disappointing.

marian said...

Can't wait to read this book!!

erin said...

sounds fantastic! Thanks for the great review!

Ashley Rogers said...

This book sounds amazing! I am so excited to read this book! I have heard nothing but great things about this one. Thank you for the review!

bn100 said...

I like the review about the characters.

Nancy said...

I actually haven't read Everneath yet, but OMG! You make this one sound so amazing! Definitely moving up on my list!

Dione Sage said...

5 stars....yes I need to read this! And from the sound of your review it was Crazy Good so I can't wait!

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