young adult • paranormal • romance
“A funeral is easy compared to the day after the funeral.”
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.
READ MY REVIEW OF EVERNEATH #1
Everneath was such a great book that I couldn’t let Everbound to lay around the corner of my shelf without knowing what had happened to the characters. And this time—less doubting—I had so many expectation in the second book.
In my last review, I already mentioned Everneath as the exposition of the entire series. Yep, how right I was. Where the first book is focused on the background story of the main character, the second book took the story to a more exciting journey. The world building is somehow better developed than the first book, because we got a larger scale of the world underneath with its map and the life down there.
There so many emotion in this second book. We got to know a different side of Cole—which no doubt what Team Cole has been waiting for—the same way we got to know Jack’s, which was by Nikki’s memory. Well this time Nikki peeked into Cole’s memory and told the story as if she was seeing through Cole’s eye, switching here and there to tell the story about herself and Jack.
The spark of romance is still in the air but not as heavy as in the first book, because this time there are more action in the story. The action was mild and fast paced. Not as gruesome and badass as I had hoped for, but I still enjoyed it a lot.
And then there was the plot twist I didn’t see coming . . .
Damn! Damn that plot twist! I was literally silent screaming under my blanket—no chance I was going to wake up the entire house at 2 AM—when the realization kicked. I’m speechless to the part that this review will end here. Bring me the third book!