Book Review: Evertrue by Brodi Ashton

February 21, 2014 Young Adult Book Reviews 2 ★★★★

Book Review: Evertrue by Brodi AshtonTitle: Evertrue by Brodi Ashton
Series: Everneath #3
Published by: Balzer & Bray on January 21, 2014
Genres: Mythology, Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Source: YABC
Format: ARC
Pages: 366
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four-stars

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 received this book for free from YABC in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Also in this series: Everneath
Also by this author: Everneath, My Lady Jane

One Line: A strong and emotional conclusion to one of my favorite series.

What I Loved: From the very beginning, I’ve loved Jack and he did not disappoint in this last book. His unconditional love for Nikki and all he does for her, is just plain amazing. He has to deal with a lot of crap, especially given the connection between Nikki and Cole and I loved that he put her needs ahead of his own. I’ll admit, sometimes he was a bit intense, but not in a creepy way, in a way where I could see just how much he loved her. There was a good amount of romance between Nikki and Jack, which I savored, but I’m greedy and could’ve always used more. Ashton also did a great job at making me simultaneously love and hate Cole even more. There was definitely a few moments where I could see his true feelings for her show and a part of me wished there was a way for both him and Jack to have what they wanted.

Left Me Wanting More: I was hoping for a little more action and drama from the characters and the creatures of the Everneath. There was some, and a great couple scenes towards the end, but I guess I was hoping for more. Also, after they discovered how to go against the Everneath and the Queen, things felt kind of rushed and a bit too easy.

Final Verdict: Ashton does a great job and really delivers with this final installment. If you’ve been a fan of series, you’ll definitely want to see how it all ends. That ending really gripped at my heart and I was all kinds of emotional!

*This review was first published on YABC.*

About Brodi Ashton

Because of two parents who were Greek myth geeks, I grew up thinking the latest fashion trends were inspired by Aphrodite, and a good conversational opener was, “So, which mythological character do you most resemble?” Despite these social shortcomings, I found a great husband who’s always my first reader. We live in Utah with our two young boys, who still have no idea why I’m at the computer all the time.

I received a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Utah and a Master’s degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics.

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