Monday, May 26, 2014

Series Review: Everneath Series

Author: Brodi Ashton 
Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Everneath (Everneath #1)
Everneath Publication Date: January 24, 2012

Everbound (Everneath #2)
Everbound Publication Date: January 22, 2013

Evertrue (Everneath #3)
Evertrue Publication Date: January 21, 2014

Narrator: Amy Rubinate
Audiobook Publisher: Harper Audio
Everneath Listening Length: 9 hours and 42 minutes
Everbound Listening Length: 8 hours and 21 minutes
Evertrue Listening Length: 8 hours and 30 minutes

I have never been a fan of what I call Romeo and Juliet story lines where star-crossed young lovers either die for one another or are willing to die for one another.  So why I chose to listen to the Everneath series is a bit of a mystery even to me but I enjoyed it nonetheless. 

Here is my main complaint with this type of plot, I just don’t get it.  Some might say I’m not romantic enough and I would probably agree because I never experienced that head over heels, can’t think of anything else, all-consuming love that some teenagers experience.  I completely get the girl falls in love with best guy friend storyline so that is probably what kept me hooked with this series since both plots are running through the book.

While this is definitely a romance book it also has an epic journey and lots of world-building related to Greek mythology.  The basic storyline is Boy and Girl are childhood friends and Boy becomes super popular.  Girl quietly waits for Boy to notice.  Boy notices.  New older boy enters the picture and creates doubt and uncertainty.  Girl willing to die for childhood Boy friend.  Childhood Boy friend willing to die for Girl.  New older boy willing to die for Girl.  All must work together to save Girl. 

The main Greek myth around which this book is developed is the story of Hades and Persephone.  I enjoyed the world building related to the Everlivings and the Everneath.  There was just the right amount of description and action to keep the book interesting.  What I thought the story lacked however was conversation between the characters and I wish the secondary characters had been more fully developed.  As an audiobook, the narrator did a nice job even when she had to change the tone of voice for one of the main characters when he was suffering from amnesia. 

Overall good series but not one I would have returned to if I had to wait a year for the next book.  So I would recommend getting all three and just committing to the whole series if you are in the mood for Greek mythology, sacrifice in the name of romance, and a journey to destroy the Everneath. 

Posted By: Sheri


  1. I've had my eyes on this series for a while but it just never made it to the top of my TBR maybe one day! Too bad you didn't love it.

    1. I definitely liked it but I'm not sure I would rank it in my top ten of 2014 but I'm glad I read it.

  2. I have seen this book around a lot but still can't decide if it is one that is for me. I think the two love interests and the both guys being willing to die for her storyline might actually really bug me. I feel like I'm not romantic enough for this book series either.

    1. If your a skeptic its hard to get past that's for sure.

  3. I wasn't the biggest fan of Everneath but I loved Everbound and thought Evertrue was a solid conclusion. I agree that the world building and adventure was the strongest thing about this story.

    1. It's so hard to not finish a series even though you don't love the first one. I agree the second one Everbound was the most interesting one of the bunch.

  4. Hmmm....I have the first book that I won in an Epic Reads giveaway and have been debating starting it, but it kinda sounds like a good library read... maybe I will try and get the second two from the library and then binge read the whole series.

  5. I have wanted to read this series for so long now because I love Greek myth, but now I'm not so sure anymore. The plot seems very cliche..
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