Everbound by Brodi Ashton

13115995Release Date: January 22nd 2013
Author Info: Website | Twitter
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Age Group: Young Adult
Shelfability: Covet
Pages: 368
Format: Advance Reader Copy
Source: Publisher
Interest: Series
Other Titles in this Series: Everneath
Challenge: None
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Another awesome series! I read Everneath on a whim. It was a debut novel, I wasn’t sure what to expect but it sounded like something that I would enjoy. And I am SO GLAD that I did! And while I loved Everneath, Everbound was a-freaking-mazing! It’s my favorite of the two.

Ashton does an excellent job in book one, setting up this world and these characters. And she does an even more wonderful expanding on that in book two. We are exposed to the Everneath in a way I never thought possible, it was crazy! I love Ashton’s references to Greek Mthology, even the ones that I totally overlooked, thanks to Kelly for pointing that one out!

This next bit could be a bit spoilery so please skip to the next paragraph if you haven’t read book one. One thing that I missed in this installment was Jack. He really grew on me in book one, and it killed me that he sacrificed himself for Nikki and ended up in the tunnels! So since he’s stuck down there, we don’t really get to see much of him at all. Sad

Okay, it’s safe to read again! I must have a thing for bad boys because, oh how I felt for Cole! All I wanted to do was hug him and tell him that Nikki really does love him and then slap Nikki and tell her to forget about Jack! Even though I loved Jack in book one! I think perhaps it was because of his absence. It was Cole time in Everbound. Cole all the time!

And then the ending. I don’t even know what to say. I died. I died a little bit inside. I totally did not see any of that coming. BLINDSIDED! I couldn’t believe it! But it was so EPIC at the same time. I commend Ashton, she totally snuck all that by me.

I love this story, and I can’t WAIT for more!