Author: Brodi Ashton
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…
My Rating of this Book – 4 out of 5 Stars
Though Everneath was more about every day struggles and Nikki’s redemption than any kind of action or real mystery, it was definitely addicting. I found it very hard to put the book down. I wanted to learn more about Nikki both before and after the Feeding (the period of time she was in the Everneath). I also wanted to know about Cole and Jack and the roles they played related to her disappearance. Everneath truly does capture the imagination.
However, when the foundation was revealed, I was not impressed. In fact, it was quite confusing, very disconnected, and lacked understanding. You see, this novel takes several myths as its very core; a blend of Greek and Egyptian mythology. The problem is these myths, in reality, are completely night and day. To combine them into one basic concept would be like trying to force two very different puzzles together, creating a surreal image of the truth.
Even with the mythological distraction and heart ache, the general concept is intriguing and I still want to see how this series ends. So, I’ll be adding the second novel to my 2013 to-read list.