Author: Brodi Ashton
Level: Young Adult
Published: January 24, 2012
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.
When I first started reading this book I couldn’t help but compare it to the novel Abandon by Meg Cabot. They are both re-telling the myth of Persephone and Hades. Although they were similar in that aspect, that was the only thing.
This book was darker and I felt it had more depth to it. I’m not saying that Cabot’s was bad by any margin. They were just so different that it’s hard to compare. I do feel as though there was more background in Everneath.
One of the problems I had with this book was how much emotion I felt. I know, that sounds so stupid, but I was so wrapped up in the book and Jack’s and Nikki’s relationship, that I started hating characters because they were getting in the way.
There isn’t much to say really. I don’t have anything bad to say about it. It was a great book. I’m not going to lie; I enjoyed it so much more than Abandon. I cannot wait for the second. I definitely think that if you haven’t read this, you should. As soon as possible.
Character Rating: 4/5