I like to finish the series I start, and since I liked the first two books, really wanted to read this book. Here's the result:
Author: Brodi Ashton
Series: Everneath #1
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: January 21st 2014
No. of Pages: 336
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 him, 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 her survival, Nikki and Jack begin a desperate attempt to reverse the process using any means possible. 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 Cole isn’t the only one with plans for Nikki: 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 does she have what it takes to bring down the Everneath once and for all?. -(Goodreads)
2 stars: Page shakes his head. He was unsatisfied
with this story.Since I've read the two books previous to this one in the Everneath series, I really wanted to finish the series. However, compared to the last two books, I was quite dissapointed with the ending to the series.
I think one of my biggest problems with this book was that I found myself being unable to get back into the series. From very early on in the book, I was bored and uninterested. It makes me sad to say that I kind of just wanted to finish it so that I could move onto something else... To be honest, I can't put my finger on what made me feel like this. Evertrue did have some nice touches to it, but to me, nothing stood out and made it memorable so that I could feel as though this was a great ending to the series.
The ending has to be my biggest problem, unfortunately. I felt as though what happened was similar to my feelings on the ending to another book I read this year. The ending seemed to be rushed. Something that was the whole aim of the novel was done in two pages, which really makes you think: Really? To me, that made the book feel plain and sort of.. flat. That's the best way to describe it- I feel as though it failed to come alive in my imagination.
I have to admit that as I read this, i found myself having no feelings whatsoever for the characters. That makes me sad because as a reader, I want to feel emotionally invested in the characters. I want them to make me cry, laugh and smile. I want to feel as though I know them personally and that to lose them would be a tragedy. I felt none of those things for Nikki, Jack or Cole.
I think I'm going to end this review here, because I feel as though I have nothing more to say. Sorry for the short review!
Unfortunately, I was disappointed by this novel as I felt out of sync with the characters and the plot.