Author: Brodi Ashton
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
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 blending of the following classic myths.
1. Orpheus and Eurydice
2. Dante's Inferno
3. Daedalus' Labyrinth
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 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.