Pages: 370 Pages
Release Date: January 24, 2012
Publisher: Balzer and Bray
Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she's returned- to her old life, her family, her friends- before being banished back to the underworld... this time forever.
She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can't find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.
Nikki longs to spend these months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there's a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he'll do whatever it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen.
As Nikki's time grows short and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she's forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole's...
Everneath was the first book in awhile that I read very quickly because I needed to know what happened. I was very happy to win this book and I’ve already pre-ordered my finished copy.
Nikki Becket (or “Becks”) was a very interesting character and I found that I could relate to her a lot (and not just because I live in Utah). I’m glad that there are stronger female characters being written. Nikki was definitely not a damsel in distress.
I really liked the mythology in this book. I felt that the author did a good job tying in the myth of Persephone and Hades without ruining it. The Daughters of Persephone were a nice touch and I really wanted to know more about them. Looks like I’ll have to wait for the second book.
I’m personally on team Cole because I feel bad for him (well that and in my head he’s hot), but I think by the end of the book I was siding with Jack. The only thing I didn’t like about this book was that Nikki forgave Jack (If you read the book, you’ll know what I’m talking about).
All in all, I can’t wait for the second book. I especially can’t wait to see its cover because the first one is gorgeous. I can’t wait to meet the author next year at her signing!