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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Everneath Review of Sorts

Last night I finished reading Everneath by Brodi Ashton. I was having trouble finding time to read it, so I ran a bath and locked the children out while I read. I was worried I'd be disappointed because there's been so much hype surrounding this book, but I got nowhere near disappointment when I turned the last page.

I'm not a huge paranormal fan. I adored reading Twilight the first time, and I enjoyed a couple of others alright, but overall it's not really my thing. I'm more a realistic fiction kind of girl. This one got such great reviews from my two best book-loving friends that I had to give it a shot.

My number one problem with paranormal stories is the way their human friends/family so readily accept their admission of the truth. They're like, "Hey, so I'm actually a blood-sucking angel witch, and I turn into a wolf each full moon. We cool bro?" And their human friends are like, "Yeah bro. We're good. Let's go hunt some witch-vampires!"

(With that said, I do have a not-so-secret love affair with The Vampire Diaries - TV, not books. I'm pretty picky about my unrealistic media choices, and TVD wins. So I'm open-minded on the subject.)

My favorite thing about Everneath? Jack accepting Nikki's story didn't feel unrealistic. The fact that he didn't accept it all right away helped, but something about the connection between them made it work where I would normally have been irritated by it. I don't know about you guys, but if someone "confessed" to me that they'd been living in the underworld for a hundred years, I would have them committed. At the very least I'd keep my distance when they came around, possibly warning others of their unstable mind-state. Even if it was someone I loved.

Anyway, I loved every minute of reading this book and can't wait for more. How is it possible this is her first published novel?? Who cares, go buy it! 

omg it's ME, my 2 best friends, and BRODI ASHTON! Pic credit Andrea Gabbitas

(BTW, I'm famous! Go see Brodi's blog about the Everneath release party... the very first picture, the girls standing against the wall because they were too late to get a seat... that's Andrea, Jenn and ME! Squeeee!)

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