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Howdy YAL!

I used to be the blogger called YAL Book Briefs, but I grew bored of the handle and changed my name to Howdy YAL. I also respond to MJ. I like to read, write, eat truffles, and watch bad Lifetime movies. 


Everneath - I have to say this book surprised me. When I first started reading it, I almost put it down. It starts off waaay too slow. But it grows on you. And by the end of the book, I couldn't put it down. The world building in this book was just wonderful. I love the fact that Ashton was able to intertwine all of these different myths and it made sense. Both love interests were enjoyable too in two complete different ways. Jack was the golden boy hero. A true good guy. While Cole was pure evil. Pure evil you couldn't help but think that maybe Nikki should get with him. I will also say that I really understood Nikki by the end of this story. I loved how Ashton weaved aspects of Nikki's past into the novel. I've seen this technique done before in Meg Cabot's Abandon, another Persephone retelling, and I have to say I love when authors do this. I just feel like an author can dig deeper into the character's emotions when they do this and it helps the overall character development.See full review click here: http://yalbookbriefs.blogspot.com/2012/02/readers-choice-book-everneath-by-brodi.html