24 January 2013
Everbound by Brodi Ashton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Closer to a 4.5.
I was a fan of Everneath, which was (yet another) paranormal romance, but this one wrapped up in different mythologies. Everbound stays in that same framework.
It takes place not too long after Everneath. The tables are turned this time - it's Nikki that is now the one thing that is keeping Jack, who is trapped, from fading away. Finally, Nikki's had enough and is able to go back to the Everneath with Cole. The story becomes a fairly action-packed march through the Everneath to try and rescue Jack with Cole in tow.
The book has a decidedly different feel, being a much more traditional fantasy than the well-done genre-fest that the first book was. I can certainly see where some people might be thrown off by the shift, but as for me, it definitely more closely resembled something I wanted from the beginning.
Especially where a lot of these post-Twilight/Hunger Games YA series are falling flat in their sequels, it's excellent to see one holding up on its own. I'm definitely impatiently waiting for the finale.
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