Balzer + Bray
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review.
Releases January 21, 2014
YA / Fantasy / Mythology
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.
FINALLY! A trilogy conclusion that doesn’t leave me disappointed or completely disinterested! I’ve been having very bad luck with series enders lately, so I was hesitant going into Evertrue. This was a series that I shouldn’t have liked, but the first book, Everneath, grabbed me and refused to let go. While the second, Everbound, didn’t quite have that same spark as the first, it was still a lot of fun and an unusual take on mythology of the underworld. Luckily Brodi Ashton took all the magic from the first book and the action from the second to build a finale that was well worth the wait.
Though I must mention that glancing at the cover of Evertrue for the first time, I thought our main character was turning into an octopus Ursula type character. Something about the way her dress swirls around her looks like tentacles to me.
SPOILERS FOR EVERNEATH AND EVERBOUND AHEAD