Evertrue (Everneath Series #3)

Evertrue (Everneath Series #3)

by Brodi Ashton


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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062071194
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/21/2014
Series: Everneath Series , #3
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About 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 www.brodiashton.blogspot.com. Brodi lives in Utah with her family.

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Evertrue (Everneath Series #3) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Kat14 More than 1 year ago
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.
quibecca More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just simply amanzing. Cried at the end. Bitter sweet:)
mochipup More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved books one and two and the novella, also. I did not like Evertrue at all. Jack and Nikki made me want puke with all their kissy kissy i love yous and i honestly wanted her to be with Cole. Hated the ending. Bad ending and overall boring third book to a good series. Im sad about Cole! Terrible
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book ruined the entire series. I really enjoyed the premise and wanted to like it...but this novel did was leave a sour taste in my mouth
manduhpaigereads More than 1 year ago
Warning: rant session below. Okay, so we all know that the last book in a trilogy can be a let down, but this one was truly awful. I never loved this series, I just thought the books were fun and fast reads that I enjoyed reading, but this one was so frustrating. The whole series I found Jack to be a seriously bland character. I felt his only purpose in the series was so the author could create a love triangle, and this is the most boring love triangle I've ever read. Besides Jack being a dull character in the first two books we have to hear about his strength and how huge he is every other paragraph in the third book. Honestly, I was about to scream every time Jack's stature or strength was mentioned. He was just a dull, lifeless brute in this book. Nikki was a terrible main character, she was so dumb that the reader figured things out chapters before she did. That for me is extremely frustrating. It makes me feel as though the author thinks I'm stupid. And then we get to Cole's character... he was the only character in this series that I didn't find boring or stupid, until this installment. I absolutely hate what Ashton did to Cole's character in this book. He became almost as boring as Jack and as stupid as Nikki. Why couldn't he just stay the interesting villain type of character he was in the first two books? I just really did not enjoy this book and it brought the entire series down to a 2.5 star series for me. I can't recommend this to anyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book itself is great and the author keeps you interested until the very end. The ending of the trilogy, however, brought me to tears. I love Jack, but I love Cole too. On the one hand it ends how it should end with an all is right in the world type of ending. But . . . UGH! I'm never loving again!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I swear i loved this so muvh i just can hardly put it into words i loved the characters the story line everything
Dazzlamb More than 1 year ago
"You know the Everneath?"[...] "Good. Because I'm going to destroy it." [...] "I'm taking the whole. Damn. Thing. Down. Are you with me?" Isn't Nikki's declaration of war at the end of EVERBOUND inflammatory and rousing? Take the whole Everneath down and dethrone the evil queen, who often reminded me of Maleficient from Sleeping Beauty, seems like this impossible and ultimate challenge. How does she intend to do that? What about the dangers that will be awaiting them on their way? I couldn't wait to find out what would be happening in the conclusion to her story, can you? Nikki practically mobilises the reader to support her no matter what. And so I grabbed EVERTRUE right after I finished reading EVERBOUND and prepared myself for a strategic meeting with Nikki and Jack. Brodi Ashton included a mean condition into Nikki surviving the Everneath a second time and so we are quasi burdened with Cole as an additional member of the resistance. You know he isn't my favourite book boy. Like Jack and Nikki got their flashbacks of important moments of the past in the second book, Cole, too, showed us memories that were of importance for his life and first impressions of Nikki in book three now. Sadly the cool rock star lost a great deal of his authenticity, smashing wit and sarcasm. But one could also see it as some kind of transformation, a way for him to go back to his roots. I didn't mind as much as Team Cole readers might because I'm Team Jack anyway and he was as understanding and sweet as ever. Nikki and Jack's love was still strong and many times they had small but significant moments to show what they feel for each other. Jack was never anything but swoon-worthy and there wasn't a time in which I didn't want more of him, more for him and Nikki. EVERTRUE is the third and last part of Nikki's story in the Everneath and the part that somehow I didn't enjoy as much as the two parts before it. In EVERNEATH and EVERBOUND we always learned something new about the Everneath and made great discoveries with Nikki and her fellow travellers. In this last instalment the discoveries didn't feel so grand and stunning anymore. The absolutely amazing labyrinth from EVERBOUND could be the reason why I was harder to impress in the third book, it totally spoiled me. Throughout the entire story the task that Nikki and her two boys had to master or the trials they were willing to face, seemed always much bigger, too big, for the three of them and I wasn't entirely convinced by the ways they found to get over the finish line. But don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed the time I got to spend with Nikki and Jack in EVERTRUE. The ending was quite a stunner. Brodi Ashton solved the conflict between Nikki and the Everneath and Cole and Jack fighting for Nikki in an almost poetic way, giving her characters the chance to show strength, courage and empathy. 4/5 **** EVERTRUE - The daring and ultimate quest of underworld explorer trio Nikki, Jack and Cole will leave no reader cold. Can't wait to see which new world Brodi Ashton comes up with next. I'm open for anything but I wouldn't mind another story influenced by Greek mythology, I'm very into that lately. If you haven't had the chance to read Brodi's EVERNEATH books before, you should use your chance and read all three back to back. Right now!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But what I keeping hearing about one of the characters -cole- was that he kept betraying nikki. I still don't understand how y'all can love him. I mean think about it if someone keep betraying you in your life and he kept forcing you you to do things you dont want to, would you still love him? Come on people! I dont care how sweet he can be, I can actually see through his facade. I'm a bookworm and I know how a book should go and this book definitely goes the way it was suppose to, and no offense either y'all got the worst taste in books or y'all dont know how to read a book and find what the author was talking about. Y'all need to think before giving for some bad boys just because he has a way with words and personality( which was totally fake of course)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
KKetch More than 1 year ago
Okay, to be honest, I’ve always had a bit of an issue with this series, particularly with the lack of research and back story. But when it came to Everneath and Everbound, I tried hard to not weight my prejudices into my rating. After all, they both had great plots to distract from the inaccuracies. That wasn’t the case with Evertrue. I felt Nikki regressed a lot in this novel. She was more self-centered and blind as ever. Throughout most of the beginning of the book, it was all about her. Meanwhile, I was concerned about Jack and his sudden changes. It was obvious he was having issues controlling his emotions and his new found strength, but she never took the time to investigate how this occurred or why. In fact, the lack of interest was really disappointing. In addition, I found the way Nikki took advantage of Cole was really piss poor. This is a small spoiler alert, but Cole suffered from amnesia in this novel, and Nikki really turned that fact into her wind full, which honestly, I felt was downright low. Cole became my favorite character in Everbound, despite what he had done at the end, and yes, I always hoped he’d find redemption. But he shouldn’t have been brain washed into it! I wanted to see him grow from the man he was, not lose his memory and have Nikki plant falsehoods in his mind. Seriously, that was just unethical on Nikki’s behalf. And finally, I hated the ending, and just because of what happens to Cole. I don’t know why authors think the kind of ending this series has is the solution to the problem. It really isn’t, and in my opinion, it just makes the main character look bad. Sadder still, there was a clear second option that the author could have used, but obviously didn’t. And I’m betting it was because of Cole and the whole “love triangle issue”. There was only one part of the book I liked. It was when Cole took Nikki to the Everneath to practice her power. And if the whole book had been done is a similar fashion, I probably would’ve enjoyed it. But this novel really made the series feel pointless. **Just a final FYI: In real ancient Egyptian mythology, the akh were souls of people who lived pure by the standards of Ma ‘at, passed the hall of judgment, and were admitted into Osiris’s kingdom—the ancient version of heaven. Not people who feed on the energy of Forfeits so they may live forever.**
BlkosinerBookBlog More than 1 year ago
    I wanted to read Evertrue because I enjoyed the first two, and I want to see more of the story between Jack and Nikki, if Cole is really as bad as he seemed from last book, if everlivings will continue to exist when Nikki is done with it all, and get answers and closure for this series.           It started out fast paced and right where Everbound left off, and we get to see the romance, tenderness and concern for each other in the relationship with Nikki and Jack. And while I am not sure how parents in real life would handle teens who disappear and then reappear after months and days away, I think that it was handled pretty well. I think that they would try to instill their values and let them know how much they care for their kids, but that they wouldn't push them too far because they don't want to lose Jack and Nikki again. Hence Jack spending his nights with Nikki without much consequence.      The beginning didn't look too hot for ol' Cole either. Some of his actions I just wonder how he could have real feelings for Nikki or how could he do some of the things and say some of them and then stick around to watch Nikki's pain and struggle. When his amnesia kicked in, it was interesting how much things changed, but I think that we ended up getting a more clear and less jaded version of the man he used to be with out all the backstabbing and manipulation that he probably completely justified.      The ending suited the series, and I am pleased and satisfied. This has been a great series, and I have always been cheering for Nikki and Jack, so the ones who weren't then they are probably not feeling the same things.      Bottom Line: Satisfying conclusion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who does she choose?
book4children More than 1 year ago
After I read the first two books in this series, I fully expected to love the third book. I didn't, but I didn't hate it either. The reason I didn't enjoy this book as much as the first two is that I felt emotionally disconnected from the story and characters. It felt like we were playing ring-around-the-rosie with the first two books. It repeated a lot of the same things from the second book, yet didn't really introduce much new material. There were more trips between Earth and the Everneath, more back and forth between Jack and Cole, more running around, more "disappearances". While I should have been glad that this book didn't veer off on some unrelated path, I wish that there had been more substance to it. However, I still devoured the book. Brodi Ashton knows how to keep me reading, even when I should quit (like in the middle of the night). I liked the conclusion, the way stories and characters got resolved. I liked the way Cole changed over the course of this book, which is something we didn't see much of in the rest of the series. I liked how Nikki and Jack both had to find it in themselves to forgive some people and let go of past hurts. Content: Some profanity and innuendo
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My heart slowly stopped beatibg as, in the back if my mind, as safe and sound started playing and - spoiler- nikki started begging cole to not break his pick. Tears fell from my eyes as i couldnt handle what happenned... if this is the end then im glad he ended as i always saw him in my head as, his memory will always be engraved in my heart. And in ny opinion, as much as i love Jack, Cole will always be the better choice to me for Nik.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago