Sunday, September 22, 2013

Everbound (Everneath #2) by Brodi Ashton

This is only my 6th book I've read for my September is for Sequels Challenge, out of the 12 I had hoped to read.  :-(  I think, I guess that I will be happy if I meet my same amount that I read last year, which was 8.  It just seems that September gets so busy that I don't get to read as much as I planned.  And probably now that I've been making sure I blog every day as part of my summer blogging goal, sometimes when I get on here to blog, then I go check the other blogs I follow and comment or enter giveaways, and I spend more time online than I planned, and end up with less time to read before I must get to bed.  Oh well.  It is what it is.  Now that summer is officially over, I won't stress about blogging every day.  Only reviews, and other posts I have scheduled.  If I do have time I may do others, but for now that is the plan.  And, on with the review!  I was lucky enough to win an e-book copy of this a while back, and didn't get to it until my September challenge.
This book was a quick one to get back into.  There was a little bit of a recap of what happened, Jack went to the tunnels for Nikki at the end of the first one, so as you would expect, Nikki is now looking for a way to get back down there and save him.  And until she can, she is doing what she can to help keep him alive, the way he did for her, she dreams every night of him.  In order to get back to the Everneath, she knows that she will need Cole, whether she likes it or not.  Her first plan is to just steal a hair from Cole, and use that to get into the Everneath on her own to find Jack.  Which she tries, and when it doesn't work out so well, Cole saves her before the other everlivings down there, as well as the queen, can catch her.  Cole can see that she is determined to get back to Jack, so he finally agrees to help her.  It is obvious that Cole loves her, but Nikki doesn't know how much is real, and how much is just that he wants her to help him take over the Everneath by becoming the queen.  But she knows that Jack is her true love, even as she has feelings for Cole as well.  Like many 2nd books in a series, this one has a journey.  The journey is through the Everneath, to try to get to the tunnels to find Jack.   In a sense there are parts like Dante spoke about, different levels/rings.  And there is the river to cross, and the Elysium fields, etc.  So the journey seems to bring Cole and Nikki closer together even as Jack seems to become more and more distant in Nikki's dreams.  We learn more about the Everneath, and the Everlivings, as well as what it takes to get humans down there, and how the Shades actually do what they do.  The end, wow, it was a twist!  Can I say I didn't quite see what happened?  I knew that something was up with how the findings from the search ended up.  Just didn't see that happening.  So, now, don't know how I'll wait till 2014 to read it!

10 comments:

  1. I quite enjoyed this book, but was a bit irked at how seemingly easy Nikki started trusting Cole despite knowing he's usually up to no good!

    I'm also a bit behind on my challenge, still need to read 3 books before the end of the month!

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    1. True, I wondered how she could feel so easily that he was changing. But, to be fair, there were a lot of other people in on the deal.

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  2. This is a series I want to read :)

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  3. Do you think I would like this series?

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    1. Probably. Unfortunately I don't have the first book. And I only have the 2nd one as an e-book. If you have the Nook app I can loan it to you for two weeks when you're ready for the 2nd one, but you'd have to find the first one at the library probably.

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  4. Sounds quite captivating, and if it includes Dante's rings and Elysium fields, it is definitely my kind of read. I'm so sorry I haven't read book one yet, although it's been on my to-read-list quite a while.

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    1. Well, the way they weave those items into the story are quite interesting in my opinion! You should give it a go! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I was so astonished by the ending though I probably shouldn't have been-I'm sure some figured it out as there were hints. Dying for book 3!

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    1. Same here!!! I should have seen it coming, but it still got me!

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