Series: Everneath #2
Published by: Balzer & Bray on January 22, 2013
Genre: Mythology, Paranormal, Romance
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Two months ago, the Tunnels of the underworld came for Nikki Beckett. That night, Nikki's boyfriend, Jack, made the ultimate sacrifice. All Nikki wants is to save Jack before it's too late. All Cole wants is to find his queen—and he thinks Nikki is the one. Both determined, both desperate, Nikki and Cole form a tense alliance, leading them on a dangerous journey to The Heart of The Everneath.
Although I remembered bits and pieces of Everneath, I had forgotten so much of it before starting Everbound. Luckily, the whole Everneath story is wonderfully recapped in this book!
Everbound treats us to mythology galore! We learn so much more about The Everneath and how it works—it’s awesome! As a huge mythology buff, those little facts and stories are some of my favourite bits. There are also so many different twists, turns, and surprises. Just when you think you have everything figured out, Brodi Ashton smacks you with a killer ending! I’m serious, you guys. This ending is even bigger and more taunting than the ending in Everneath. I know what you’re thinking.. how the hell is that possible? I didn’t think it was. But it is.
Cole really dominates this book. Jack is barely in Everbound at all. Yes, Nikki is trying to save him, but since she’s away from him for most of the book, he doesn’t play a huge role (physically.. I guess). But Cole most certainly does! I wouldn’t quite call it a love triangle though, because Nikki so clearly doesn’t have feelings for him, but there is still something there. They mostly just have a strong physical connection because of their time together during the Feed. But ugh, Cole was a slimy bastard! I never liked him (I hated him in Everneath!), but in Everbound you really see even more sides to him. If you’re a Cole fan, you might like those new sides; but if you’re strictly Jack like I am, then you’ll curse the day he was born!
Other than the INSANE ending, my favourite part of Everbound was the flashbacks. As Nikki journeys through The Everneath, she constantly tells stories about her history with Jack. We learn about their first kiss, moments where they doubted each other, and just sweet little moments they shared. For me, these were the most heart-warming and interesting tid-bits of the story! I’m a huge Jack fan and since he’s not in Everbound much, I really soaked up all the epic flashback-ness I could get!
Even though I did really love this book, there were a few times when it didn’t totally hold my interest. I wasn’t exactly bored, but I wasn’t really glued to the book either (at least not until the very end). Hence the four star rating instead of five!
But that ending… THAT ENDING! As I alluded to before, Everbound ends on a crazy cliffhanger! It’s insane. It’s crazy. I. Need. Book. Three. I feel like I have no idea how things could possibly come to an end in the third book, but I sure as hell can’t wait to find out how Brodi Ashton does it! I think the third book could quite easily be the best one yet!