Waiting on Wednesday: Evertrue by Brodi Ashton

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Breaking the Spine and serves to showcase those books we’re not so patiently waiting to arrive!

Evertrue
Brodi Ashton

Balzer + Bray
Releases January 21, 2014 
368 pages

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Now that Nikki has rescued Jack, all she wants is to be with him and graduate high school. But Cole tricked Nikki into feeding off him, and she’s begun the process of turning into an Everliving herself... which means she must feed on a Forfeit soon — or die.

Terrified for her survival, Nikki and Jack begin a desperate attempt to reverse the process using any means possible. Even Cole, who they expected to fight them at every turn, has become an unlikely ally — but how long can it last? Nikki needs to feed on Cole to survive, Cole needs Nikki to gain the throne in the Everneath, Jack needs Nikki because she is everything to him — and together, they must travel back to the Underworld to undo Nikki’s fate and make her mortal once more. But Cole isn’t the only one with plans for Nikki: the Queen has not forgotten Nikki’s treachery, and she wants her destroyed for good. Will Nikki be forced to spend eternity in the Underworld, or does she have what it takes to bring down the Everneath once and for all?

In this stunning conclusion to the Everneath trilogy, Brodi Ashton evokes the resiliency of the human spirit and the indomitable power of true love.

I just finished Everbound last weekend and I'm still just as captivated by this story as I was after I finished Everbound. The ending of Everbound was a bit of a twist that sets up a changed dynamic for this final book in the series. Even with a lack of Jack, the second book still held my interesting and introduced a much bigger mythology than just the new take on the Persephone myth. I look forward to seeing how Nikki gets out of the trouble she has found herself in.