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Everbound (Everneath Series #2)

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  • Posted February 22, 2013

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    Everbound picks up shortly after the end of Everneath. Since Jac

    Everbound picks up shortly after the end of Everneath. Since Jack sacrificed himself to the Everneath, allowing Nikki to stay on Earth, Nikki has vowed to get him back. Nikki knows the only one who can help her is Cole — the guy responsible of all of this happening in the first place. There’s no way Nikki can survive the Everneath without the help of an underling. If she expects to get Jack back, she’s going to need Cole’s help, but even then, the Underworld may prove too dangerous.

    As far as Nikki is concerned, we see a much stronger and much more determined girl. Jack is everything to her and she’ll do whatever it takes to get him back. While she doesn’t always make the best decisions, her intent is clear.

    The story flows well, and even though it bounces between the Underworld and the mortal world, I felt that Ms. Ashton handled the transitions smoothly. The pace was a bit clunky in spots, but for the most part, this book has a lot more action and character development than the first.

    Fans of Everneath will love Everbound. While there is a bit of a love triangle involved, it doesn’t feel typical. It’s obvious who Nikki wants to be with, so most of the angst is coming from Cole which is a nice change of pace. While I’ve grown weary of new takes on mythology, Ms. Ashton has made the Persephone myth her own and added a new layer to the story which I find fascinating. I didn’t love, but did like the first book and I liked this one even more. There’s a lot more action and forward movement and the ending is definitely a kick in the head.

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  • Posted June 6, 2014

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      I wanted to read this one because I enjoyed the romance with N

      I wanted to read this one because I enjoyed the romance with Nikki and Jack in the first as well as the premise and nothing like the second books, lol. 
        This one actually managed to keep going from the last and although I felt a couple of sections were a little repetitive, it kept a good pace and my attention. The roles are reversed because of Jack's sacrifice at the end of the last book and knowing the truth about where he is, Nikki searches high and low for a solution to get to the Everneath and rescue him. This isn't as easy as it may sound, and to me still kinda impossible, but she is so dedicated to trying, and just receives dead ends and bad news at every turn. 
        But I really admired her dedication and loyalty. I can totally feel her guilt and grief over what Jack did for her, and given how things played out, and it was her that should be there, it doesn't really get any easier for her. 
        This was a pretty action packed book, as Nikki tries to find Jack along with some unexpected helpers. She has to face the shades as well as some of her own fears and insecurities because there are lots of things in the everneath that feed on emotions and that will give you a skewed view of things. 
        The ending was wild and I have some suspicions about the changes in one of the characters and was completely taken aback by the actions of another character and if you look back over the story you see how far back the deception went and I was just beginning to gain some more respect. 
        I can't wait for time to read the conclusion and I am thankful it is already released. 




    Bottom Line: Good second book that kept my attention. 

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  • Posted April 19, 2014

    Everbound was amazing! I found certain elements were much better

    Everbound was amazing! I found certain elements were much better than in the first novel. Unfortunately, there are still a few things about the story that bugged me; even little details like the whole being literally ‘kicked out’ of the Everneath thing – I mean, really? I found that ridiculous.

    Now, the mixing of Greek and Egyptian mythologies was done a little better in Everbound than in Everneath. I appreciate that actual myths were used to explain elements of the Everneath rather than completely twisting them to fit the story. Yet, I still didn’t like it. I wasn’t impressed with the Everneath world itself. I guess because I was expecting something a little more like Dante’s Inferno, a world with layers, reaching deep into the core of the Earth. I’ll admit, the maze concept interesting, though, and the challenges were definitely enticing and thrilling. They were what kept me glued to the edge of my seat.

    Of course, it was the characters that were really the heart of the story. Jack, Nikki, Cole… They were impressive! Well, Nikki and Cole were. Jack, who I loved in the first novel, wasn’t really a part of Everbound except for being featured in several memories, some of which actually seemed redundant. I think some of them might have even been a few flashbacks from Everneath. They seemed familiar.

    I was definitely more impressed with Nikki in this novel. I could relate to her more, understand her motives. I just couldn’t understand some of her actions, like the scene at the Lake of Blood and Guilt. She left me stunned when she dived in, asking the question, “Why?” “Why would she just jump in?” I didn’t get a clear picture what was happening or even what her inner thoughts were telling her.

    As for Mr. Hot Totty Cole – I was so totally team Jack at the end of Everneath until Cole stole my heart in Everbound. I mean seriously stole my heart! I fell so hard for the bad boy in this novel, despite everything he put Nikki through. Most of the time, I was sitting on the fence, unsure who to root for. I still love Jack, but Cole completely took my breath away.

    Word of caution, however… careful who you give your heart to. There is a wicked twist to this novel, and I can tell you, its heart wrenching! I can’t wait to see what happens in the third novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    Great read

    Can not wait for the next one

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Worth the Read

    I liked it. The characters were well thought out. I don't regret buying, had to read the follow up books too. I assume there is a follow up book coming out whenever. Looking forward to that one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    Not Quite As Good As The First

    Dragged in the middle, but the amazingly intense ending saved it. 3.5 stars.

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  • Posted February 19, 2013

    Good Sequel

    I absolutely LOVED the first book. This one was good, not really as impactful as the first one. Hopefully the conclusion is amazing!

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