I am so excited to be taking part in the blog tour for Everbound by Brodi Ashton hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. For the tour schedule click on the banner above. The full list is also at the bottom of this post. I have my review for you and a super fantastic giveaway!!
- Publisher: Balzer + Bray
- Publication date: 1/22/2013
- Source: ARC sent from publisher for review
** Warning!! If you have not read Everneath, the synopsis and my review will contain spoilers for the first book. There is no way around it unfortunately. My review will be spoiler free for this book though. **
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.
This book!! I loved it!! I loved Everneath, and with the way that book ended I was totally dying to read Everbound! It did not disappoint at all, in fact, I loved it more than the first book. There is so much more going on in this one. This one takes place down in the Everneath where there is danger lurking everywhere. Not only physically dangerous, but mentally too. It was such an intense journey reading this book, and I loved every second of it.
So I think that Nikki is a great character, but she seriously annoys me to the point of wanting to bang my head on the wall sometimes. Her intentions are good, and I know she is young and in love, but I get so irritated that she is being in a way selfish about things. Okay, so it's not totally selfish to want to save Jack, but she is so blinded by her love for him that she doesn't think about how her family or friends would feel if she just goes missing again. But even with being so consumed with her love for Jack, she really does keep her head right for the most part. She is very strong mentally and goes through a lot in this. I would have totally shut down had it been me.
Cole is a big part of this book. He brings Nikki to the Everneath so she can save Jack, even though he has made it clear that he wants Nikki for himself. I was never much of a fan of his, but I did enjoy getting to know him a little more in this book. He is a total jerk to Nikki for a while, but you know, a guy can only handle being shut down so many times. He is very devoted and protective of Nikki through their journey and I was really starting to see a side of Cole that I actually liked.
I was so captivated by the writing of the Everneath. I could imagine all of the obstacles they face and their surroundings. I felt like I was there right along with them at times. The best part of it was the psychological aspect of it all. How the Everneath gets in your mind, brings out your emotions, makes you forget. Like in the first book we do get some flashbacks too, but not so much, and they are full of emotion for Nikki. They are important memories.Through the entire dangerous and intense adventure I was so nervous and worked up needing for her to get to Jack. And OMG Brodi Ashton has done it again with a killer ending that leaves you NEEDING the next book!! I totally didn't see that coming!!
Because of two parents who were Greek myth geeks, I grew up thinking the latest fashion trends were inspired by Aphrodite, and a good conversational opener was, “So, which mythological character do you most resemble?” Despite these social shortcomings, I found a great husband who’s always my first reader. We live in Utah with our two young boys, who still have no idea why I'm at the computer all the time.
I received a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Utah and a Master’s degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics.
And onto the spectacularly awesome giveaway!! Brodi Ashton has offered up the following:
One signed copy of Everbound
US Only (Sorry INT peeps)
Don't forget to check out the other stops on the tour for more awesome posts, and more chances to win!
Jan. 14th - All Things Urban Fantasy - Character Int. (Nikki)
Jan. 15th - Cuddlebuggery - Author Interview
Jan. 16th - Live to Read - Review
Jan. 17th - Tater's Tall Tails - Character Int. (Cole)
Jan. 18th - Fictitious Delicious - Review
Jan. 21st - Making the Grade - Review
Jan. 22nd - IB Book Blogging - Review
Jan. 23rd - The YA Sisterhood - Review
Jan. 24th - Book Loving Mom - Review
Jan. 25th - Magical Urban Fantasy Reads - Author Interview
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