Everneath bounces back and forth--from what's currently going on to what happened before the Feed--and it's definitely easy to keep up with what's going on. Having said that, I must admit that I didn't quite enjoy Everneath as much as I thought I would and I'm thinking that it has something to do with the fact that Nikki isn't quite herself. I can completely understand why Nikki is the way that she is, but I think that took away from my personal reading experience. Don't get me wrong though, I really did adore Everneath and I'm definitely looking forward to the next book. The ending? Sort of made my jaw drop. Believe me, you'll know what I mean when you get there.
But let me talk about the boys for a moment. Cole is an Everling, an immortal who has to go into the Feed once every hundred years to continue existing. A musician, a member of Dead Elvis (a band), and definitely not precisely a good person. Admittedly--for once--I didn't like the bad boy! Jack, however, I really loved. He's Nikki's old boyfriend, on the football team, and an extremely sweet guy! Did I mention that he still has feelings for her? It's definitely hard not to like him. I'm still up in the air about Jules though. A part of me feels horrible for her--because that situation sucks--but at the same time, I wish she'd just... er, can't tell you that.
I really did enjoy Everneath and you can definitely feel the mythological influence all throughout the book. If you haven't picked up a copy yet (and are intrigued by the story) I'd definitely suggest that you give it a read!
Overall Rating: ★★★★ and a half.
Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Publisher: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins
Release Date: January 24, 2012
* Received for review via publisher.