Friday, September 30, 2011

Everneath Review and Giveaway?


Title: Everneath
Author: Brodi Ashton
Release Date: January 3rd, 2012

Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Source: Publisher

Description:
Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she's returned- to her old life, her family, her friends- before being banished back to the underworld... this time forever.

She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can't find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

Nikki longs to spend these months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there's a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he'll do whatever it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen.

As Nikki's time grows short and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she's forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole's..


Nikki is in the Everneath, she is just awakening from a feed that has lasted 100 years. The entire time someone has been with her... Cole, but during the feed she kept seeing the face of a boy, a boy with brown eyes, it is his face that has gotten her through the terrible feed. Once Nikki awakens, Cole realizes that Nikki is special, she has survived the feed, still young and sane. This has only happened once before ....a very long time ago. Cole immediately knows that he has to make Nikki his, so that he and Nikki can rule hell together.

When given the option of staying with Cole or going back home for 6 months... the decision isn't hard for her. She has to return home and find the boy with brown eyes, she knows she knows him but can't remember his name. Why has she seen him over and over again in her dreams for over 100 years? Nikki's decision outrages Cole and he follows her back from the Everneath to convince her that she needs to go back with him and be immortal or the tunnels will take her, using her, and draining her energy until she just ceases to exist.

It doesn't take Nikki long once she is home to figure out who the boy with brown eyes is, it's Jack! Her boyfriend from before the feed. He has kept her hanging on to her humanity for a hundred years. Nikki has only 6 months to make things right, only 6 months to say goodbye, or 6 months to find redemption so that she can stay with Jack. Nikki will get no more than 6 months, her clock is ticking! She has a shade inside of her to guarantee that her debt will be paid on time. All the while Cole is trying to tear Jack and Nikki apart, for one thing their love can destroy everything that Cole is working for...and he isn't going to give up without a fight... but either are Nikki and Jack.

Will Nikki find out how to beat the tunnels which are coming for her? Or will she have to leave jack and be dragged back to hell by Cole?

 This book has left me breathless. I didn't expect a whole lot going into it, but it had a description worth dying for. I mean come on ... Nikki comes back from hell for Jack! How romantic is that? But nothing is easy for this young love. Cole is an Everling, something that needs to feed from humans to stay alive, and he wants Nikki by his side while he rules the Everneath, and he will stop at nothing to claim what he believes belongs to him.

Ashton writes about something we all long to have, a love that will overcome anything, even a world that is against them. It's tender, touching, and romantic. It reminded me of a high school boyfriend that I had, when they flash back to the day they first met, all the butterflies you feel, with that giddy feeling that just makes you feel that everything is right with the world. Jack is willing to do anything for Nikki... and by anything I mean anything! He will face hell with her to try and save her from something that seems like it's impossible to defeat.

I would read this book over and over again. It is bound to become a classic amongst the young adult/ paranormal world. Once you open the book and begin reading, it's so hard to put down. It has everything anyone is looking for! Romance, deaf defying odds, adventure, action... and what did it for me.... I had goose bumps. Never before has a book given me goose bumps before, and left me longing for more like this book did. I can't wait for the sequel.A deliciously devious book, with a shocking ending left me on the edge of my seat until the very last sentence. I am in love with Everneath!

This book deserves way more stars than I have a scale for!


Giveaway?
Okay I know that many of you are aching to get your hands of a copy of the Everneath. But the issue I am having is that I have been contacting winners, and not hearing anything back from anyone. So here is my solution. To make sure that those of you entering are paying attention to the blog as well, I will NOT post a giveaway for this delicious ARC until I have at least 50 comments on this post. At that time I would be more than happy to offer up my ARC of Everneath by Brodi Ashton to one lucky winner! So Comment Away...

60 comments:

  1. Can I comment 50 times LOL I really want this book

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  2. I'm really glad you liked this book! I've always loved re-tellings and Greek myth so when it's put together, I know its going to be even more awesome!

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  3. This sounds like a really good book, I'd love a chance to read it and to win it too! =)

    Valerie Long (Scorpio1974 on GFC)
    just.val.1974@gmail.com

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  4. You contact winners and they don't reply?
    I can understand if people miss the fact they won if it's only posted on the blog, but when they're contacted? Weird!

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  5. People don't answer when they have won? What the heck, that is weird. I answer immediately, why would you want to miss out?!?

    Everneath sounds awesome!

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  6. I can't believe people don't answer when they win! Thats crazy. Don't people check their emails all the time? Because I sure do!

    Anyway, I'm dying to read this book. I've always entered ARC giveaways in hopes I would win, but luck has never been on my side when it comes to ARCs. Hopefully my lucky will change? lol. Thanks so much for this giveaway! And I love your review. Reading it makes me more excited for this book!

    xjessirae[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  7. To answer your question... yes you can comment more than once.

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  8. Well....I totally want to get my hands on this.

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  9. So be prepared to get those comments..

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  10. I don't understand how you don't get a response.

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  11. That's just completely irresponsible.

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  12. I mean if you take the time to email them, tha'ts the least 'they' could do.

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  13. I guess I understand certain circumstances.

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  14. But, it sounds like this has happened more than once. Which is just crazy.

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  15. Wow, it's going to take some time to get to 50...

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  16. I'll have to take a dinner break...but I'll be back :)

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  17. So, I still want to get my hands on this...

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  18. I had a lovely meal cooked by my hubby.

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  19. And he got me flowers...so nice of him :)

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  20. They're my favorite: Oriental Lilies

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  21. Can we talk about the gorgeous cover for this book. It's absolutely stunning.

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  22. I'm so eager for this one if you can't tell :)

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  23. Went back and read your review again....I must get a copy of this one!

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  24. Seriously....you made me want to read this so bad.

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  25. Can't believe I'm the only one commenting.

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  26. I'm seriously such a huge Greek myth fan. And re-tellings can be done so well.

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  27. You can't imagine the 'epic' book drought I've been going through lately.

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  28. It still boggles my mind that people don't respond to winner emails.

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  29. I wish that had been me every time. I would have responded :)

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  30. :crossing fingers: I really really want this one

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  31. I also really excited for Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

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  32. I just started The Mephisto Covenant by Trinity Faegen. Hopefully it turns out well.

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  33. I'm listening to The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. It's narrated by the same guy that did Harry Potter. It's an awkward transition. Even now and then I hear Hermione or Dumbledore.

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  34. I really loved Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma. Beautiful writing.

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  35. If you like historical fiction, Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran was excellent.

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  36. Also, The Umbecoming of Mara Dyer was interesting. It hooked me bu I can't decide why exactly. One of those novels.

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  37. I plan on making Girl on Fire cupcakes this weekend for a friends birthday.

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  38. I really wanted to set a cake on fire...but couldn't figure out how exactly....didn't want it to get out of hand by accident...

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  39. I'm getting close...You know...this season of Vampire Diaries is getting pretty interesting.

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  40. It's my guilty pleasure...I know. I can't help it.

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  41. You're right...this is delicious. I so want this ARC

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  42. I'm running out of things to say...GAH!

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  43. The anticipation for some of these upcoming releases is going to kill me. This book included!

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  44. I'm waiting on a signed copy of Goliath by Scott Westerfeld to come in the mail. I'm so excited for this as well. I adore pictures in books :)

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  45. If I win...I promise promise to respond :)

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  46. I'm so glad you LOVED this book. I really really hope I do as well, whenever I get the chance to read it.

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  47. Alright, one more for good measure. Good luck!

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  48. Odds are against me, but I have to say I REALLY want this book as I have met the amazing Ms. Brodie several times. She is so kind, and the least I can do for her is promote her book, but first I must read it! rbs

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  49. LMAO @ Vivien ... I will be posting the giveaway later today :D

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  50. @Vivien Your dinner sounds like it was amazing! Wish that my hubby would get me flowers... I'm jealous lol.

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  51. This sounds like an amazing book and I'd love to be in the running for it.

    Margay1122ATaolDOTcom

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  52. I would love to read this book! It sounds amazing! Thanks for hosting a giveaway!!

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  53. I see 56! SWEET! I keep seeing this book everywhere! It's like it's following me! I must have it on my shelf (which is a little too big right now). :D Thanks for the giveaway.
    GFC-TayteH
    thunter_5@yahoo.com

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  54. I love all things paranormal, so please enter my name in the contest too! The book sounds very interesting and I would love to get a chance to read it! My name is Jennifer Roberts and my email is rsunnysmiles at yahoo dot com. I always respond. Thanks and good luck everyone!

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