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....
I love this book! I really enjoyed reading it and was really sad that it was over.
The first thing that had me with this book was the story line. It is a new twist on the Hades and Persephone story. The story line reminded me a bit of Abandon by Meg Cabot and since I loved that book I loved this book too! Its similar but doesn't verge on copying so thats good.
I really loved the main character, Nikki. She was an awsome main character as she really had things that she needed to come to terms with and I think that she handled things well and realistically. Having been gone for six months alot has changed and I'm glad that Brodi Ashton did flash backs of the events that took place before Nikki went to the Everneath so that we can get a taste of how much things have changed since Nikki left. It also allowed us to see how much Jack changed and how much Nikki leaving affected him. I'm in awe with Nikki that she would rather go to the tunnels that feed off of people. I think its that fact that makes me like her so much.
I really feel for Jack as he loved Nikki and she suddenly dissappears for six months. He is a very realistic character and it helps the reader connect with the story. He goes through a full circle of emotions in the book and it is clear that he still cares deeply for Nikki.
Cole is an Everliving and the other main character in the book. I like him but not as much as I like Jack. The things he does really makes the reader wonder if he cares for Nikki or if he is just using her. There is parts when I feel sorry for Cole but they are few.