Author: Brodi Ashton Series: Everneath (An Everneath Novella)
Genre: Fantasy, Mythology, Romance, YA
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
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Cole is more desperate than ever to find answers about Nikki, his best chance for taking over the throne of the underworld. How did she survive the Feed? Can Cole find another Forfeit like her who can survive it too?
Cole's quest leads him to the other side of the world, to a mysterious, dangerous society known as the Delphinians, whose price for information might be higher than Cole can pay--a price that could destroy Nikki. But when Cole attempts to steal the answers instead, his mission ends in disaster. Faced with centuries in a Delphinian dungeon, Cole is confronted with questions he's been too scared to ask himself: Is he really obsessed with the throne--or is he obsessed with Nikki? And can she really give him a new beginning as the Everneath's king ... or will she instead bring about his tragic end? Summary from Goodreads
When I heard that Brodi was writing a novella for the Everneath series from Cole’s perspective, I got really excited. Cole intrigued me in both Everneath and Everbound. I always questioned his motives and I wanted to know more about what he thought. I wasn’t disappointed with Neverfall in the least; I definitely got to know Cole and his motives more in this short 100-page ebook.
Other than the standard, “How was it?” question, I anticipate being asked two others. First, is Neverfall worth buying since it’s not really needed to further the story in the Everneath series? And, second, will it spoil anything in Everbound? The answer to the first question is a resounding yes, especially if you’re intrigued by Cole like I am and if you’re always questioning his motives. There are answers to questions I never thought about but now I’m glad I know because it helps me solidify my feelings for Cole better. And, there are a few small reveals from Everneath that I found fascinating! Sure, I wouldn’t have died had I not known them, but I love that I do know them now.
The answer to the second question is no. Neverfall won’t ruin anything in Everbound for you. There are a few things you just assume while reading Everbound and Neverfall just explains the background a little.
The thing I’m wondering now is whether the events in Neverfall will affect the third book. I want to know if any of the people, or especially the knowledge we learn, affect how things will play out, how Nikki will accomplish her goals. It’ll definitely be interesting to see.