Evertrue (Everneath Series #3) [NOOK Book]

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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 an Everliving three times, 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 Nikki's survival, Nikki and Jack begin a desperate attempt to reverse the process through any means they can think of. Even Cole, who they expected to fight them at every turn, has become...

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Evertrue (Everneath Series #3)

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Overview

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 an Everliving three times, 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 Nikki's survival, Nikki and Jack begin a desperate attempt to reverse the process through any means they can think of. 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 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 can she 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.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
04/01/2014
Gr 9 Up—After Cole tricked her into feeding from him, Nikki has begun the process of turning into an Everliving. Now Nikki, Cole, and her boyfriend Jack must journey to the Underworld and try to stop her transformation, in this Persephone myth-inspired tale.
Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review)
Praise for EVERNEATH: “The author brings a fresh, innovative concept to young adult fiction with well-developed characters and a fantastic plot line .... Libraries are advised to buy multiple copies-this one will fly off the shelves.”
Ally Condie
Praise for EVERNEATH: “I was pulled under by this bittersweet, beautiful retelling of the Persephone myth. Ashton’s lovely storytelling and strong-on-her-own-terms main character set this one apart. Wonderful!”
Becca Fitzpatrick
Praise for EVERNEATH: “Enthralling and suspenseful, EVERNEATH is pure indulgent escapism!”
Booklist
“Fans of the series will not be disappointed”
VOYA, February 2014 (Vol. 36, No. 6) - Nancy K. Wallace
Nikki and Jack race to destroy the Everneath before the shackles on Nikki’s wrists doom her irrevocably as an Everliving. They receive unexpected help from Cole, who has lost his memory and willingly capitulates with Nikki’s plan to destroy the queen and her Shades, ending centuries of tyrannical rule. Nikki’s “surface heart,” which Cole originally stole, eludes them and their frantic search reveals nothing of its location. Nikki becomes dependent on Cole’s nightly feedings to stay alive and time grows short to save her life. Joined by Will, Jack’s older brother, they storm the Everneath armed only with an ancient sickle and the Helmet of Hermes, a pendant purported to have magical powers. Ultimately, it is Nikki, alone, who faces the queen and defeats her, succeeding in her goal but at a devastating cost. This fast-paced conclusion to the series rewards fans with a not-so-fairytale ending. Jack and Nikki destroy the Everneath but the action has far-reaching consequences, displaying Nikki’s naïveté at how the underground network actually works. Character development occurs subtly throughout the action. Cole becomes a much more likeable and sympathetic character with the use of shared memories and flashbacks. His love for Nikki becomes painfully apparent when he continues to aid her long after his memory has returned. Nikki and Jack devote themselves to eradicating the century-long “feeds,” even knowing that it may cost both of them their lives and Will joins the fight willingly. This is a well-written, satisfying conclusion to this innovative series. Reviewer: Nancy K. Wallace; Ages 11 to 18.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062071217
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/21/2014
  • Series: Everneath Series , #3
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 10,627
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • File size: 826 KB

Meet the Author

Brodi Ashton is also the author of Everneath. She 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. She has an active following on her blog, which can be found at brodiashton.blogspot.com. Brodi lives in Utah with her family.

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  • Posted January 24, 2014

    I had so much expectations for this book....I kept counting the

    I had so much expectations for this book....I kept counting the days until it would finally be here so I could read it and finally find that happy ending I was expecting for that certain someone..... I was disappointed the book didn't end like I was hoping it would but none the less it was a fair ending, not the best in my opinion. I felt the book was a bit boring at times, not much going on so I had to rush reading sometimes so I could get to an interesting part. I do recommend reading this last book so you can have closure on the series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 22, 2014

    First I have to say a HUGE thank you to Jen at YA Romantics for

    First I have to say a HUGE thank you to Jen at YA Romantics for her awesome "Hot Of The Presses" post yesterday.  I had Evertrue on my calendar for release next month, so when I saw her post I bought the book right then.  I have been dying to finish this awesome trilogy!




    I loved the first two books in this series, and was seriously hoping that the third one would be just as good.  I get so nervous when the conclusion of a series comes out, because I want them to end the way "I" want them to.  Some series I have read end horribly, and it kind of ruins the series as a whole for me.  I am so happy to say that this book did NOT disappoint.  It was so fantastic.




    When I am reading a book that has a love triangle I always end up going for the guy that they never pick.  It's kind of a bummer..but hey, maybe I just like the "underdog".  Well, in this series I never wanted her with Cole.  Ever.  I didn't like him from the beginning.  His character comes to life for me in this book though.   In the other books he was just plain evil in my opinion.  In this book, he kept me guessing about whether or not he really changes or if it is all an elaborate scheme to get Nikki to yet again, do what he wants.




    I love Nikki and Jack.  They are just such a great couple.  Nothing has been easy for them in their relationship, yet they still fight to be together.  True love. 




    This book was so intense for me.  I couldn't put it down.  It's the ultimate showdown between Nikki and Everneath.  Nikki and Jack are determined to get Nikki's heart and life back.  Cole has other plans, he steal Nikki's heart and hides it from her so that he can keep her close to him.  Cole knows that Nikki has to have him in her life to feed off of to stay alive.  




    When Nikki misses a feeding, and they cannot find Cole, I was sure he had done it on purpose.  When they finally find him and he seems to have "amnesia" it was hard for me to trust him.  I like "amnesia" Cole so much more :).  




    While Nikki's shackles get darker they realize that their scheme to destroy Everneath has to happen sooner than later.  It gets intense.  They travel between Everneath and Earth as they determine the best way to destroy Everneath.  Just when you think Cole has betrayed them yet again, something new comes to light. 




    There are just so many twists and turns to this book.  Ever time I thought Cole had gotten Nikki right where he wanted her, something happens to show he was actually helping.  So, like I said before Cole kind of came to life for me in this book.  I don't want to give to much away, but I end up "kind of" liking him.  Only kind of though....hehe.  To me he had done too much to fully redeem himself in my eyes, but he was an AWESOME bad guy.




    There seems to be something happening to Nikki at all times, so she and Jack never seem to have moments of peace.  It makes for an exciting ride.




    The end of the book is fantastic.  This trilogy ended so well, and I am so glad.




    If you liked the first two books in this series, you will love Evertrue.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2014

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    Throughout this amazing series I've had sooooooooooooooooo many

    Throughout this amazing series I've had sooooooooooooooooo many issues with Cole. I mean, first book, ya fine, hated Cole, and balled my eyes out when it came to Jack and Nikki. For crying out loud, he sacrificed his ESSENCE for her. Can you get more romantic? Yet somewhere in the middle of Cole and Nikki's journey in book 2, I actually found myself rooting for Cole. I was thinking that even though Jack sacrificed his essence for Nikki I would be perfectly fine if Jack died. Then they saved Jack. I found myself confused for a brief period of time, I was actually trying to figure out a sinnario where Cole and Nikki could still be together. Then, in a span of a paragraph, I when from loving Cole to wanting to jump inside the book and strangle him. I mean just ARGH...COLE...AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH....WHY!!!!!!!!! Then came the third book. I started off on the same spiral of hate thingy as Nikki did when it came to Cole. Then slowly, and the book continued on, I started to forgive him. That was until that stupid, awful speech, and the sacrifice at the end. I mean ARGGGGGGGGGGGGH COLE.... WHY WHY WHY!!!!!!!!!! I found myself yet again rooting for him. I knew it was the last book and that there was no way they would end up together, but I still couldn't help hoping. Brodi Ashton twisted my emotions every which way. It was an amazing series that I LOVED and HATED so much. I found myself crying at, yelling at, and throwing this book (along with the other two). A.k.a. I can get really wrapped up in a good, vibrant book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    Enjoyed it

    I enjoyed the trilogy. Honestly I preferred the first two books to this one. It seems as though there are many times where more elaboration could be used. But, i love love Nikki's character and her resolve. At first I was disappointed in the ending....then I realized "what else could it be"? For those of you with that same feeling....just think about it.
    Thank you for bringing me into this world with you Ms. Ashton! I enjoyed the ride!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    I am disappointed. :(

    The first two books were amazing! The first one was, honestly, good enough to stand on its own - if she had been unable to finish the series. Everbound totally expounded on the world she had created and left me hungering for more. I was so excited when the third book came out, I read it that night. Unfortunately, she destroyed Cole's character by - spoiler - giving him amnesia. I wanted to see Nikki forgive him ... or SOMETHING! Instead, she felt bad for the ignorant wreck he'd become. TBH, this series is following a pattern. Hunger Games, Gathering, Legend, and Shatter Me all follow the pattern of good could-stand-alone book, then great AWESOME book leaving you wanting more, then horrible, sad finishing book. Go ahead and read it to finish out the series (but I would suggest borrowing from the library instead of buying it). To be fair, Nikki's character stayed fairly the same and good as ever. I just wish that Cole had been more ... present in the book, instead of just being an amnesiac. f

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2014

    i loved the first two in the trilogy, this series is still in my

    i loved the first two in the trilogy, this series is still in my top 5 fav's, but the third one was a little lower than what i was expecting.
    i loved how the characters were all in it together still and i loved the whole premise, but i felt like it went too fast almost and i didn't much 
    care for what happened to cole around page 120 or so too almost the end, but i get why she did it (& im also a Cole fan so..lol).
    Also from the first two we know there has to be a fight with the queen and that scene i felt was something to be desired, it almost
    happened too quickly for me. But overall, it was still a great book if you have read the first two deff read the 3rd bc its still deff worth it :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2014

    Read it so you can feel closure for the series. But... I didn't

    Read it so you can feel closure for the series. But... I didn't feel that pull to keep reading like I did for the other two books. Ending disappointed me... Didn't end like I hoped it would.

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  • Posted January 23, 2014

    What an amazing end to the trilogy. I had high expectations for

    What an amazing end to the trilogy. I had high expectations for this book and it did not disappoint me one bit. I loved it completely. I love her humor, drama, twists, and storyline. Good job Brodi Ashton! I look forward to more books from this author in the future. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2014

    Great finale!!!

    I love the way this book came together and ended

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