Release Date: 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.
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...Teasers:“Remembering is easy. It's forgetting that's hard.”“Friends don't eat friends' souls.”
I just read Everneath, after I realized how long it had been sitting on my bookshelf. I got a lot of comments telling me how good it was and I am so glad I read it:) It was a really good book!
Everneath is about a girl, Nikki, who has been in the Everneath, a sort of underworld, for a hundred years, even though only a few months has passed on Earth. She was taken down there for the Feed, an event where the Everlivings (the beings in the Everneath) feed on human emotions. The guy who takes her there, Cole, is a guy from the Everneath who takes her before she ever realizes what he is. When she gets the chance to come back to Earth and say her goodbyes, she takes it. She especially wants to say goodbye to the one person she never forgot during the entire one hundred years she was stuck in the Feed, her former boyfriend, Jack.
The beginning of Everneath started off kind of slow and the comparison between how Nikki was before and after the Feed was kind of depressing to read. Those were the only things I could really find that I didn’t enjoy, though. Everything else in the story was incredible! I especially loved how the book is told with some chapters taking place in the past and others in the present and there are a lot of flashbacks throughout the story. The plot is amazing and I loved the switch between the past and the present.
The romance in Everneath was so sweet! There’s a sort of love triangle between Jack, Nikki, and Cole. Jack’s love for Nikki was so amazing and genuine. I loved him as a character and hated how torn up he had gotten after Nikki had left. Cole, on the other hand, is kind of made to look like the bad guy, but I think he really cares for Nikki and tries to do the best things for her. He wants Nikki to go back with him so she won’t have a terrible fate. I liked Jack a lot better, but I couldn’t help but feel bad for Cole.
The idea for the story was also so unique :) I love Greek mythology, and I thought the author did an amazing job interpreting it into a story like this. The characters were all so different and some of them shocked me with how selfless they were. The ending was amazing and I can’t wait to read the next book when it comes out. Besides the beginning of Everneath starting off kind of slow, this book was great! I’d give this book 4 out of 5 stars.