Author: Brodi Ashton
Series: Everneath #1
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Publisher: Harper Collins / Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: January 24th 2012
Summary from Goodreads;
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...
5 stars, recommend to everyone.
Can I mention that this girl has a gorgeous dress? Heck, even my friends thought so. I love the way it turns into smoke in the bottom.
The writing in Everneath was legible but what really got me was that it was a retelling of Persephone's myth. I don't think I've ever read any retelling of this myth and if I have then I don't recall reading it. The plot was great although in the beginning it seems like you're thrown in the middle of a sequel but it works out because the story flashes into the past. The romance is cute, but I wish Jack hadn't given in to her "explanation" of why she was gone for so long so easily. The pacing was consistent and the book never dragged.
There were a lot of interesting elements that Brodi put into this book like the mythology, twists, and the turns. She changes some things in the myths which makes the story even more intriguing. I do wish I'd gotten to know Cole more and seen him do more than just basically stalk Nikki. I can't wait to find out more about Cole and the characters in the next book, Everbound and find out more about Everneath and the mysteries it holds.
Jodi's Everneath holds mystery, romance, and suspense in it's pages. It's an intriguing read that will have readers flipping the pages to find out what happens next.
Book Trailer: I love how simple it is, and the effects on the font is amazing!