Will You or Won't You Be "Everbound"?

Everbound (Everneath, #2)Title:  Everbound
(Everneath #2)
Author:  Brodi Ashton
Format:  Print
Length:  384 pages
Publisher:  Belzar + Bray
Rating: 3.5 stars


Nikki Beckett could only watch as her boyfriend, Jack, sacrificed himself to save her, taking her place in the Tunnels of the Everneath for eternity — a debt that should’ve been hers. She’s living a borrowed life, and she doesn’t know what to do with the guilt. And every night Jack appears in her dreams, lost and confused and wasting away.

Desperate for answers, Nikki turns to Cole, the immortal bad boy who wants to make her his queen — and the one person least likely to help. But his heart has been touched by everything about Nikki, and he agrees to assist her in the only way he can: by taking her to the Everneath himself.

Nikki and Cole descend into the Everneath, only to discover that their journey will be more difficult than they’d anticipated — and more deadly. But Nikki vows to stop at nothing to save Jack — even if it means making an incredible sacrifice of her own.

In this enthralling sequel to Everneath, Brodi Ashton tests the bonds of destiny and explores the lengths we’ll go to for the ones we love.  -Goodreads


My Thoughts
The second installment in the Everneath series, Everbound takes readers further into the story of Nikki, her lost boyfriend Jack, and her nemesis, the Everliving Cole.

The Pros:
The blending of the following classic myths.   
1.  Orpheus and Eurydice
2.  Dante's Inferno
3.  Daedalus' Labyrinth
4.  Persephone
 
Fans of Everneath will love the fact that this second offering in the Everneath series is brimming with all of the time honored goodness, reworked for today's readers.

The cover.

The Cons:
The fact that so much of the book is spent with Nikki plotting, planning, or generally obsessing about getting Jack back.

The fact that the myths which the story is built upon are so easy to spot.  The plot of the story leans so heavily on stories that have already been told that you are often left waiting for moments of originality to occur.
This will not be the case for readers who are not familiar with the afore mentioned works, but for those who are, there may be some issues.

This book is a bit of a catch 22.  You either like it or you don't.  Some of the reasons that you may have for liking the book may be the same that you have for disliking it.
It is a fast read and the world of Everneath is really well created.
Take a look and see if Everbound is for you.



 

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10 comments:

Christine said...

I've been on the fence about starting this series or not. It's always seemed like one that could go either way for me. I love mythology, but I hate moody protagonists or books that revolve too much around a romance. Still think I'll give it a shot. Thanks for the review!

Anne Consolacion said...

The cover is gorgeous but I'm not into romance that much. I think I will skip this series.

slehan said...

I think I'll skip this one. Just not my cup of tea.

celina k said...

So many reviews on this book! So far I like yours best. Very educated, and very thorough. I am also generally not a huge romance fan, and am still on the fence on this series.

CK said...

I'm so looking foorward to this book already! I'd love to have an ARC of this from your Bad Boy giveaway. :D

Lil Berry said...

I can't wait to read it, I don't know Dante's Inferno, and I think I haven't heard of Daedalus' Labyrinth. It is a pity that this book will not deliver as much action as I expected, from what we saw in the first one that was a slow starter I was expecting the second one to be fast paced, full of the characters really doing stuff instead of thinking, remembering and waiting...
P.S. I choose the ARC over the gift card any day ;)

Leah CB said...

From your review this sounds like something I wouldn't mind reading. I'm always open to reading new/different things. I don't mind a romance with a twist to it.

Nur5eMisty said...

I must read Everbound!

Diana said...

I really want to read this series! I've hear a lot of comments, both good and bad, but I'm very curious about what I'll thing of it!!

Roxana Zuziac said...

I read Everneath and I can say it was my cup of tea. I would like to read the sequel. Thank you for the review!

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