Review: Evertrue

Evertrue by Brodi Ashton

Page Length: 368 pgs

Rating: 1 Star
Now that Nikki has rescued Jack, all she wants is to be with him and graduate high school. But Cole tricked Nikki into feeding off him, and she’s begun the process of turning into an Everliving herself... which means she must feed on a Forfeit soon — or die.

Terrified for her survival, Nikki and Jack begin a desperate attempt to reverse the process using any means possible. Even Cole, who they expected to fight them at every turn, has become an unlikely ally — but how long can it last? Nikki needs to feed on Cole to survive, Cole needs Nikki to gain the throne in the Everneath, Jack needs Nikki because she is everything to him — and together, they must travel back to the Underworld to undo Nikki’s fate and make her mortal once more. But Cole isn’t the only one with plans for Nikki: the Queen has not forgotten Nikki’s treachery, and she wants her destroyed for good. Will Nikki be forced to spend eternity in the Underworld, or does she have what it takes to bring down the Everneath once and for all?

In this stunning conclusion to the Everneath trilogy, Brodi Ashton evokes the resiliency of the human spirit and the indomitable power of true love.

I was so excited for this book and had high hopes. Unfortunately I was horribly disappointed. Here is a breakdown of the book:

10% Cheesy romance lines
10% Looking for Cole
10%  Poorly described scenes where we have no idea what's going on
20% Wandering around in the Everneath
20% Gagging romance
30% Strange mythology stuff

The Writing
The writing was so strange in this book. There were awkward lines, some grammar errors, and I'm pretty sure the verb tenses got a bit mixed up sometimes. The writing just didn't flow. There weren't varied sentences. It wasn't descriptive or enticing at all.

The Plot
The plot seemed to be going nowhere. It was boring and dragging. There was basically no organization whatsoever and no rhyme or reason for anything!

Me while reading the romance parts

The Romance
Ewwww. The romance was gross. The romance in the first book was light and adorable. I don't even know what the heck I read in Evertrue. It definitely was not the kind of romance I'm used to in YA books. This romance was gag-worthy and sparkless. They pressed their lips together. They mashed their lips together. okayyyy. Is that all? nothing else to describe? Were there fireworks? Did something ignite in them? Some passion? Anything?! Come on Brodi Ashton, work with me here!! What the heck happened?! Nikki and Jack didn't connect at all. There was no passion, no love. It was just them making out here and there, being super-protective of the other, and exchanging cheesy romance lines. There's no chemistry at all!!

The Characters
The characters were quite "meh" to me in this book.
 Nikki - passive, had no personality
 Jack - jealous, annoying
 Cole - not funny, indifferent, dull

The Ending
The ending was so quick and abrupt. It wasn't even well-explained so I didn't have a clear idea of what was happening. The ending lines were cute though.

Mini Rant
I just don't know what happened!! Brodi Ashton wrote a great first book. It was well written and well organized and awesome. The second book was ok... The third book was her chance to redeem herself, and she doled out this drivel! Nothing happened in this book until the last 30 pages!! Nikki and Jack spend the whole book making out and saying cheesy things which was disgusting because they have no chemistry at all. Cole is acting like a lollygagging idiot. Where's the bad boy hottie I love?! NOT HERE!! Ashe just suddenly has a change of heart and decides to help them bring down the Everneath? Everything just fell into place a little too perfectly. I mean, come on. And then to make matters worse, COLE! REALLY ASHTON?! Just because? Ugh... I feel like I wasted so much time reading this book and this series. *Throws book across room* Thanks so much. I could have been reading an actual awesome book yet I invested my time in this disappointment?! ANGER.

Closing remarks, I'm really disappointed with this series. It went downhill. First book was great. Second was good. Third was a catastrophe. ;(

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