Everbound by Brodi Ashton
Series: Everneath #2
Published by Balzer + Bray on January 22nd, 2013
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Nikki Beckett could only watch as her boyfriend, Jack, sacrificed himself to save her, taking her place in the Tunnels of the Everneath for eternity — a debt that should’ve been hers. She’s living a borrowed life, and she doesn’t know what to do with the guilt. And every night Jack appears in her dreams, lost and confused and wasting away.
Desperate for answers, Nikki turns to Cole, the immortal bad boy who wants to make her his queen — and the one person least likely to help. But his heart has been touched by everything about Nikki, and he agrees to assist her in the only way he can: by taking her to the Everneath himself.
Nikki and Cole descend into the Everneath, only to discover that their journey will be more difficult than they’d anticipated — and more deadly. But Nikki vows to stop at nothing to save Jack — even if it means making an incredible sacrifice of her own.
Once Everbound found its stride, I absolutely could not put it down! With the right amount of angst, some surprisingly romantic moments, some even more surprisingly complex characters and a heck of a lot of action, Everbound was a true delight! While there were some bumps in the road, by the time I reached the ending they were mostly forgotten as I tried, in vain, to pick my jaw up off the floor after Everbound blindsided me with a gut-wrenching twist ending!
Slightly slow in the beginning, Everbound did take a few chapters to fully capture my attention, especially once I stumbled on a few inconsistencies that really pulled me out of the story. At one point, Nikki leaves her car at the Shop-n-Go after visiting the Everneath, and walks home. The next morning, however, she commented on driving her car to Mrs. Jenkins’ house. She also made a point to say that it was too early to visit Mrs. Jenkins when she first woke up, but moments later, she heard her dad come home early from work. Later, she heads to the bar where Cole’s band is playing, makes note of how she would smell like beer, but there was no mention of her encountering a bouncer on her way in, to check her
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