Thursday, February 9, 2012

Review #140: Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Everneath is the first in a series by Brodi Ashton. Goodreads states:

Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she's returned- to her old life, her family, her friends- before being 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 months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there's a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he'll do whatever it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen.

As Nikki's time grows short and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she's 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...

Another book I could not finish. The story is a loose retelling of a Greek myth, that of Persephone and Hades. Now, I'm a huge Greek Mythos geek, so I was excited to see how this retelling did. Sadly, it did not. Regardless of the retelling, I was not invested in the novel, the characters, none of it. Nikki was a shell of a character. I know that that's part of her character, and how she got to be that way and how she comes back from it, but she was also a shell in that she was a cardboard character. She had no substance, which is never good. Jack wasn't good either, and I hated him as a person. Cole was pretty awesome, but not enough to keep me interested.

I despised Ms. Ashton's writing style. It didn't fit the story, and I didn't like how she developed her world. 

Was it worth the hype? No way, uh uh.

I'll next be reviewing Incarnate by Jodi Meadows.

Until next time, viva la literature!

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