Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Last Spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath. Now she's returned - to her old life, her family, her boyfriend - before she is banished back to the underworld...this time forever. She has six months before the Everneath come to claim her, six months to for good-byes she can't find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

Nikki longs to spend these precious months forgetting the Everneath and trying to reconnect with her boyfriend, Jack, the only perons most devastated by her disappearance - the one person she loves more than anything. But there is just one problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who enticed her to the Everneath in the first place, had followed Nikki home. Cole wants to take over the throne in the underworld and is convinced that Nikki is the key to making it happen. And he'll do whatever it takes to bring her back, this time as his queen.

As Nikki's time on the Surface draws to a close and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she is 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 queen.

I LOVED this book! I have been reading a lot of books that deal with mythology lately and i have to say that this book was one of the best...if not the best! The story is a twist on the myth of Persephone. The story is so intriguing and different! I was sucked in from the very first page, and could hardly out it down!

The characters are amazing! "Becks" aka Nikki was amazing! My heart hurt for her when she returned to the Surface and couldn't feel the things she wanted to! I ached for her when she saw Jack the first time again! And Jack...WOW! The things he went through when Nikki was gone, what he goes through when she returns, and the sacrafice he makes for her...totally swoon worhty! And even though Cole is not a great guy...there is something about him that makes you want Nikki to choose him...just to see if what you are thinking is right!

I loved that this was set in my home state of Utah...and my university even got a shout out...GO AGGIES...I have even been to some of the places in the story! The ending will shatter you and yet leave you wanting more, more, MORE!

I can't wait for the next installment to see what happens!

I gave this book 5 apples!