Everneath by Brodi Ashton Review

Brodi Ashton

Publication Date:
January 24, 2012

HarperCollins Canada

Hardcover, 336 pages

CDN $19.99

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Regretting her decision to forfeit her life on Earth to become an immortal on Everneath, a world between Earth and Hell, teenaged Nikki is given the chance to return to “the Surface” for six months, in this story loosely based on the “Hades and Persephone” myth.

About The Author

Brodi Ashton received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Utah and a master’s degree in international relations from the London School of Economics. Brodi has an active following on her blog, which can be found at www.brodiashton.blogspot.com. She lives in Utah with her family. Everneath is her debut novel.


I was very confused when reading this book. Maybe it had to do with the flashbacks? The story had very little plot and made the reader aware of very little details which I find completely annoying because it south harder to read a book that way if you don’t even know why the characters are doing the things they do.

The author could have expanded on the mythology of the entire book not throw it at the ending in a couple of pages. I also did not understand why Nikki and James liked each other in the first place. There was no real explanation to anything.

I’m a little disappointed because I thought this would be an amazing read. It definitely tried though. Hopefully in the next book there would be an actual plot? I know it’s loosely based on the mythology myth but I just wished there was more substance.


Everneath by Brodi Ashton


“Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with.”—Mrs. Stone (page 92)

“I didn’t tell him I’d thought of him every day. That even when every other memory had faded, he never left.”—Nikki (page 145)