Thursday, December 6, 2012

REVIEW: Everneath

PhotobucketBook: Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Release Date: January 24th 2012 by HarperCollins/ Balzer + Bray
Pages: 370
Source: Library (Get used to seeing library here)
Goodreads Page: Click here

Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath. Now she's returned--to her old life, her family, her boyfriend--before she's 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 precious months forgetting the Everneath and trying to reconnect with her boyfriend, Jack, the person most devastated by her disappearance--and the one person she loves more than anything. But there's just one problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who enticed her to the Everneath in the first place, has followed Nikki home. Cole wants to take over the throne in the underworld and is convinced Nikki is the key to making it happen. And he'll do whatever it takes to bring her back, this time as his queen.

As Nikki's time on the Surface draws to a close and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she is 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 queen.

"Everneath" is a captivating story of love, loss, and immortality from debut author Brodi Ashton.
A quick list of stuff I have to type before I write the review:
-The cover looks kind of weird if you look at it closely (The legs crossing over)
-Yeah, its another Sarah review. Your probably sad that I'm not typing in third person. Whatever. Nicole is still behind. So hopefully if she stops procrastinating she'll start catching up. :\  I'm just kidding. :P
-The font and size of the texts will be a bit wacky as for some reason the font thing won't work with me

The Romance:
1     2     3     4     5

This scale is different than most. 1 means that there is no romance at all. 5 means this book was a very, very romantic based book. A 3 will be the most common, as YA books surround another plot while dealing with romance too. Below are my thoughts on the romance.

Fortunately and unfortunately there is quite some romance. And by romance I mean drama. And by drama I mean love triangles. And by love triangles, I mean a whole bunch of crazy love things that will probably never happen in real life. But the plot isn't realistic anyway, so I guess it doesn't really matter. But a warning: Be prepared for some frustrating moments 

The Action/ The Adventure:
1     2     3     4     5
The action scale is pretty obvious and it is just like the romance scale. 1 means there was no action. 5 means there was a lot of action. Whether or not the action was good, I'll tell you below.

Surprisingly, there was some action, but it was mostly adventure. And it was some GOOD adventure too. Not just some add-ons that the author felt were necessary to the story but actually just drags the plot. I liked it, and it kept you reading while you were reading (I don't think that makes very much sense, or maybe it does make sense. I don't know, it kind of looks wrong).

The Speed:
1     2     3     4     5
The speed scale tells how fast the story goes. For example, if the introduction is boring and the whole book is going at snail pace, it'll probably be a ranking of 1.

This was surprisingly fast. At least in my head. This was one of those stories where I couldn't stop reading because I was deep into the book. Everneath was one of those rare stories that I can't put down and read until midnight. I absolutely loved how it was fast-paced even though there wasn't action on every corner.

The Plot/ The Perspective/ The Storytelling:
1     2     3     4     5
This isn't based on how much action shows up as the book progresses. It is based on the quality of the plot. Sometimes the plot is just unentertaining while others are the on-the-end-of-your-seat suspenseful. This is probably the scale that you should pay the most attention to.

You already know the plot if you read the summary, so nothing much to say about that. It was a very good idea to use a Persephone story. The layout of the story was absolutely AMAZING. I loved how it went back and forth from present time to the past and how the story just kind of GREW from that point on. It was absolutely beautiful. The perspective came from a girl who, in a way, plays out the role of Persephone. Like other people said, they couldn't really connect with the girl but in my opinion (or excuse) I think to make it more realistic, since the girl is obviously traumatized, they made her very distant.

The End:
1     2     3     4     5
This is going to be a limited scale as I don't want to spoil the ending. I promise I won't reveal any secrets, but if you want it to be a complete surprise,  STOP READING.

I can't say much about this because I'll spoil it. But it is actually quite obvious how its going to end. But it was still absolutely beautiful. And sad. Be prepared for some light crying.

Final Rank: 

1     2     3     4     5
*Hall of Fame!


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