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review 2017-07-02 18:25
Nikki is so selfish
Everbound - Brodi Ashton

She just doesn't give a crap about anyone but herself.   She wants Jack back after he sacrificed himself for her.   She is willing to worry her father and brother, even though her father is a wreck after losing his wife and the children's mother to a car accident.   She's willing to ask Cole, demand of help, despite the fact that she knows he's in love with her.   She acknowledges all this, but what she wants is more important. 

 

Let's not even get into how this is all a mess she created in the first place.   

 

Or that her love for Jack is dangerously unhealthy in the 'I can't live with you and will sacrifice everything including myself to get you back' kind of way.   Or to keep you safe.  I compare these kinds of reckless patterns of behavior to the Winchester brothers from Supernatural.   Love that show, hate how codependent and unhealthily attached they are to each other. 

 

And yeah, this rivals them.   

 

Just fuck that noise.  

 

I am into the writing itself, which is quite lovely, and I really love what she does with mythology and creating her own sense of that, based on some general myths.   But these main characters are annoying as hell.  I probably won't rate the other two books higher, but I did order them from the inter library loan.   We'll see how that goes...

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text 2017-06-26 23:55
Reading progress update: I've read 208 out of 368 pages.
Everbound - Brodi Ashton

So, I'm liking this, but the mythology and the new take on mythology.   Hating the 'I love you and will diiiiie without you' thread to this.   Ugh, how gross is that?   And yet most teen romances do this, although sometimes it's to make the point that you can survive in the end.   This is so selfish and unaware as of yet that I doubt it'll happen that way in the end, though.   

 

Blargh.   Still, gonna read on for the good bits. 

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text 2017-06-25 22:38
Reading progress update: I've read 31 out of 368 pages.
Everbound - Brodi Ashton

Just not feeling this one.   Gonna organize my Kindle app on my computer - create some collections for my different moods and add some books - and then gonna try to get into something else a bit later.

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text 2016-05-20 07:11
Friday reads 5/20/16
The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefvater
Impulse - Ellen Hopkins
Everbound - Brodi Ashton
A Court of Thorns and Roses - Sarah J. Maas
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review 2015-05-04 00:00
Everbound
Everbound - Brodi Ashton I am frustrated. I am livid. I am pissed off.
And it's all your fault, Cole!
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I was just starting to like you, Cole, and you have to go and do this. I can't believe he took her choice away from her like that! And he tricked her! Does he even care about her at all, because right now, I'm not seeing how he can and still do that to her. Poor Nikki. She never led him on. She made it obvious she didn't want him, and he has to do this anyway. Horrible.
Probably my favorite parts of this were the flashbacks with Nikki and Jack. They were so sweet, even before they were together. My favorite was probably the marshmallow bit. He waited for her! That's so sweet.
I think the Rings got a little repetitive after a while. They all pretty much did the same thing. Tried to destroy her tether to Jack. I get that. But it would have been nice if she's had to come up with different ways to defeat them.
I feel bad for Mrs. Jenkins. She screwed up with her own daughter and tried to make up for that with Nikki. She really was trying. But Cole and his stupid band had to go and kill her for no good reason!
We get to see more of the dynamic between Nikki and her father here. While he really hindered her plans in more than a few spots, you can tell he really is trying to do his best. I don't think there really is a good way to deal with your daughter leaving for months at a time then rambling about alternate universes.
That ending though. I'm going to be mad about that for a while.

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