Everbound (Everneath #2) by Brodi Ashton

Tuesday, 30 April 2013.

Everbound (Everneath, #2)

Published: 14th February 2013
By: Simon & Schuster UK
Source: Bought

4.5 stars

After having to put aside two books that just weren't working for me, I knew I needed to pick up something I was sure to love, to get me back into the swing of things. So, I decided on Neverfall, something short and hopefully sweet. And I loved falling back into this world. Cole's POV sucked me right in, being inside his head was awesome. It brought back some memories of Everneath and left me really excited about picking up Everbound.

Having pushed Nikki aside and taken her place in the tunnels, Jack is now trapped in the Everneath, and Nikki vows to do everything in her power to get him back. But Cole hasn't been around for the last two months, and she needs his help to get her there, or at least, some of his DNA, she'll go alone if she has to.

He finally returns, but refuses to help, wanting Nikki for himself. He wants them both to become King and Queen of the Underworld, and without Nikki, he can't usurp the present Queen. So Nikki tackles him, grabs a clump of his hair, and makes her way to the Stop-n-go.

Fantastic! One of my favourite series. I find myself so torn between Jack and Cole though where I usually prefer to have a definite favour. Makes things a little bit easier when it goes my way lol. Though I do like that bad boy vibe that Cole has going on, I still can't help but feel for Jack too.

We don't see too much of Jack as he's trapped in the tunnels but the memories of him that Nikki has to find inside her, to allow her find a tether to him, really minimalised his absence while also letting the reader see into their past relationship, before Cole ever showed up. This was really good.

Cole's character takes a bit of a turn here when he appears to have a change of heart. He agrees to help Nikki find Jack, which was unexpected, but he's also protective and caring towards her on their journey. Which made him all the more endearing for me, but I still had a little niggling voice in the back of my mind which didn't trust him.

The ending of Everbound really knocked me for six. I was definitely shocked and surprised and left really wanting....

I'm not a big fan of novellas, and usually don't bother reading them, and rarely find that it impacts on my enjoyment of the series. But in this case, I would really recommend reading Neverfall before Everbound. I was really glad I did.

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Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

What does "knocked me for six" mean? i am disgusted with myself for not reading this series and the one you are reading right night by Veronica Rossi. I have got to catch up on all these great books I am missing out. I need to revitalize!

brandileigh2003 said...

I haven't read the 1st one yet, but I totally need to, I know I am missing out.
Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

Emma said...

I completely agree with you... I really enjoyed Everneath and Everbound was a fantastic sequel. Though I'm not a huge fan of love-triangles in this one as I found Jack quite pathetic in all honesty! (Sorry of I'm being harsh)Jack is the definite one for me if I had to choose! I really enjoyed the secondary characters as well in Everbound! Brilliant Review! :D

A Canadian Girl said...

I still have to read this one, Suzanne, but I'm sure I'll love it once I do. This is one of those series where the love triangle is well done. I'm really curious about the ending now.

Rachel said...

I really loved the first one, Suzanne. So I'm glad to see you loved this one too. I don't like the fact that Jack isn't really present too much, though. I'll have to read the novella first. Thanks for the tip. Lovely review. :)

Jasprit said...

I haven't read Everneath yet, but your love for Everbound has given me the extra encouragement to read the first book already. Also thanks for the heads up on the novella too, I'm never usually sure whether I should give them a go or not, but now I know I definitely will. Great review Suzanne! :)

LoveOfBooks said...

Yes, love this. I love that Nikki is 110% about Jack. She may have feeling for Cole but they'll never be romantic. Cole.. I love to loathe him and loathe to love him. Their dynamic drives me crazy in all the right ways. lol. I'm scared for the next book, because Ashton is perfectly fine with ripping our hearts out. ;D

rose.ann.castro said...

I haven't read the 1st one yet, but will gladly read it and this 2nd book.
It sounds a great series, I can't wait to get my hands on this books.


Sam (Realm of Fiction) said...

I was completely caught off-guard by the ending (I blame Cole), which made me love it even more. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one, Suzanne! There's something quite addictive about Brodi Ashton's writing. :) Wonderful review as always!

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