Review: Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Amy Rubinate (Narrator)
(Everneath #1)
Audiobook, 370 pages
Published January 24th, 2012
by Balzer + Bray
My rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath. Now she’s returned—to her old life, her family, her boyfriend—before she’s 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 precious months forgetting the Everneath and trying to reconnect with her boyfriend, Jack, the person most devastated by her disappearance—and the one person she loves more than anything. But there’s just one problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who enticed her to the Everneath in the first place, has followed Nikki home. Cole wants to take over the throne in the underworld and is convinced Nikki is the key to making it happen. And he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her back, this time as his queen.

As Nikki’s time on the Surface draws to a close and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she is 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 queen.

Everneath is a captivating story of love, loss, and immortality from debut author Brodi Ashton.

My thoughts…

Nikki was drawn to the Everneath (between Earth and Hell) by Cole an Everliving, and she has been sleeping alongside Cole in the Everneath for a hundred years. The Everlivings have found a way to be immortal, Nikki has become a Forfeit, she supplies Cole nourishment through her emotions, Nikki survives the feeding which rarely happens and now she is connected to Cole. Confusing… yes!

When Nikki was in the Everneath the only memories she retained were those of a brown-haired boy, her boyfriend Jack that she left behind. She wants to return to the surface to say goodbye to her family, friends and Jake before disappearing forever in the Tunnels, a sort of hell for Forfeits.

While she was sleeping, only six months had passed on Earth, and Nikki has exactly another six months before she returns to the Tunnels. Nikki came back mostly to make her goodbyes easier this time, but she didn't do anything towards that.

Since her disappearance with no contact, Nikki’s friends and family suspects that she was taking drugs. She returns to High School and mostly avoids being around her friends. Jack took her leaving extremely hard and never gave up looking for her. When they reunite she’s not sure how to handle her feeling or Jack, so she avoids him. Cole has also returned to Earth and he wants Nikki to go back with him to the Everneath to become the Queen.

It isn’t until she only has a couple weeks on Earth that Nikki chooses not to live without Jack and his never-ending love for her. Together Jack and Nikki try to find a way to keep her on Earth and not return to the Tunnels or the Everneath with Cole.

Everneath has plenty of mythology mixed in about Persephone and Eurydice, at times it was hard to follow along on audio, but I did enjoy it. I have yet to decide if I will continue with the series, if so, I will read it and not listen to it audio.

Happy Reading -J


  1. I remember reading this book, way back when! Sadly I didn't enjoy it, though I don't remember specifically why I didn't like it. Probably the love triangle. I did like the mythology though. :D If you read the rest of the series, I hope you enjoy the books!

    Have a fantastic week, Jovita. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  2. I'm going to wait on the series, there is so many out there that I want to read instead. Thanks for visiting Alyssa :)