Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Everbound by Brodi Ashton



 
Hey everyone!  The YA Sisterhood is crazy excited to host the EVERBOUND Blog Tour and Giveaway today!  A Big Thank You to Rockstar Book Tours for hosting this tour!  We are huge fans of the Everneath series (even though we all are on different teams), and we can't wait to see what's next!
 
Be sure to enter to win a signed copy of EVERBOUND after my review!
 
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Everbound by Brodi Ashton
ARC received from HarperTeen
Release Date:  1-22-2013
Reviewed by:  Middle Sis Jenn
The Sisters Say:  Ever-lustful, Ever-heart-breaking, Ever-entertaining
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.

In this enthralling sequel to Everneath, Brodi Ashton tests the bonds of destiny and explores the lengths we’ll go to for the ones we love.
 
I was scared to start this one because I am firmly in the Team Cole category (go ahead, judge me, I don’t care!), and I know that it can’t work out because he is, what I consider, the dark hero who will be responsible for Nikki’s freedom and her downfall.  Jack is her man, her white knight, and it will always be him she loves---blah!  So, there is where my hesitation came from, BUT I am so glad I read this one.  It was fantastic!  Brodi brought the Everneath to life (even though it is, technically, death), and I was drawn straight into this blood-thirsty, powerful, and upside-down world. 
Besides Cole, the world that Brodi created was my favorite part of the book.  In order to find Jack, Nikki must trek through the rings of the Everneath—all the while, facing darkness and dangers that are unthinkable and terrible.  Brodi borrowed slightly from Dante’s description of the Underworld, but she gave it her own spin.  The imagery was full and dimensional, and I really felt like I was watching it on the big screen as I was reading it.  The rings were somewhat non-threatening at times, but you just knew it was an illusion and that around the next corner lurked something completely and irrevocably evil.  The Everneath is full of amazing terror…I have no idea why Nikki wouldn’t want to rule it!  But that’s my maniacal lust for power that apparently Nikki doesn’t share J  Cole, sweetie, I will rule with you any day!
Nikki was the same Nikki as the one we saw in Everneath.  She is both strong and weak, depending on the situation, but it is her love for Jack that keeps her going.  I truthfully am not a huge fan of her because I think she is too rash.  She leaps head first without thinking about the consequences or even to see how far the fall might be.  She leaves behind her family and friends, with no explanations, and that kind of bugs me about her.  I admire her for risking her life for the person she loves, but I think there had to be a better way for her to handle everyone else.  So…that’s my beef with her, but it might just be me judging her because I think she’s choosing the wrong guy.
And my favorite:  Cole!!!!  Even for those of you who are firmly in the “Kick Cole’s Butt” Category,  I think you will like seeing a bit more from his background.  I loved seeing things from his perspective, and I think you can really see that Nikki is everything to him.  Now whether his intentions are pure are not—that’s yours to judge.  I think he is truly in love with her and that will eventually bring out his true heart, but he is so afraid of something that he keeps those true feelings hidden.  You can really see this in this installment because Cole’s friends are all concerned with protecting him from Nikki.  So while he might have ulterior motives (I mean he does want to take over the world), I still think his actions come from the heart—even though he technically doesn’t have one!  J
And
The
Ending!!!
Looking back, I probably should have suspected, but I didn’t!  I didn’t see it coming at all!  And let me tell you, WoW!  What an ending it is!  I can’t believe I have to wait at least another year to find out how everything ends!!!!!
For fans of Everneath, mythology, and paranormal romance, this is a MUST READ!!!
I was sucked in from the very first page!
 Betrayal. 
Angst. 
Heartbreak. 
Revelations. 
Everbound has it all!!!!!!!!!!!

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32 comments:

  1. It depends on what mood i was in when they left. If my husband got taken 2day then no i would not LOL but any other day i might try to rescue the poor guy

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    1. That's hilarious! Made me smile, which is great, because I haven't felt too well! Darn allergies.

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  2. Yes, only if they got there in an unfair way and they weren't suppose to die yet.

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  3. Ahhhh I cannot wait to start this book! And you are a Cole fan! Yes! I ADORE HIM! I'm with you, Nikki should rule the underworld! But whatevs we know she will pick Jack *sigh*. Great review!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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    1. So glad to see someone who agrees with me! I'm always getting slammed on Twitter by Team Jack fans!

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  4. I would definitely brave the Underworld for my guy!

    People really seem to be loving Everbound. It's great that it doesn't seem to be falling into the middle book slump. Great review!

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  6. If I was able to cross to the Underworld to save the guy I loved, I definitely wouldn't hesitate.

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  7. thanks for the fun post and giveaway! I would do anything for someone I truly loved :)

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  8. Definitely!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Leanne

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  9. I guess that depends if a) He wasn't supposed to be there and B) I was more than 85% sure I actually did love him and wasn't just infatuation xD

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  10. Well I haven't met the one of my dreams yet, but maybe someday :)

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  11. Well I haven't met the one of my dreams yet, but maybe someday :)

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  12. Sounds so romantic! I would and I cannot wait to see if Nikki can save Jack.

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  13. If I truly loved somebody, I wouldn't think twice about crossing the underworld for him! In my opinion, you find real, TRUE love once, and you should never ever let it go! :)

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  14. Thanks for the giveaway! and yes i would travel to the underworld for someone I truly love.
    -Cali W.

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  15. I COMPLETELY AGREE!!!

    TEAM COLE ALL THE WAY!!!

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  16. I mean, if I truly loved that person, then YES I'd go get them :)

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  17. I'll be honest, I'm not sure. I don't think I'm brave enough, but I also haven't met that person yet.

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  18. Of course I would... if I truly loved them ;)

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  19. I would definitely cross the Underworld for the person I love .

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  20. I don't think I would be brave enough, but then again, I haven't found that person yet

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  21. If I truly loved them, then of course!
    I'm glad to see some Cole fans on here - I'm actually 50/50 for Cole vs Jack, but Jack has way too many fans in comparison to Cole, so it's nice to see some people are rooting for him!

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  22. Yes I would! If I really loved the person with all my heart...that would mean they are worth taking any risk, right? So, yes I would in a heartbeat! :D

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Fabulous review! :D

    ~ Maida

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  23. Yes I would :D CANT WAIT TO READ IT :D

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  24. If I had Nikki's skill and courage... heck yeah!

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  25. Firstly wherever there is true love and whenever your in love your very happy so yeah its worth to cross over cos all I want in life is to be happy!

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  26. I'd do anything for the person I loved. :) Can't wait to read this book!

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  27. In a second. Heck, I'd even do it for someone that I didn't like all that much but didn't deserve to die.

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