Author: Brodi Ashton
Series: Everneath #1
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Released: January 24, 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’s 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 precious months forgetting the Everneath and trying to reconnect with her boyfriend, Jack, the person most devastated by her disappearance—and the one person she loves more than anything. But there’s just one problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who enticed her to the Everneath in the first place, has followed Nikki home. Cole wants to take over the throne in the underworld and is convinced 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.
Everneath is a captivating story of love, loss, and immortality from debut author Brodi Ashton.
I’ve read this book twice but never reviewed it. I first read it in 2012 not long after it came out. By the time the next 2 books in the series were out and I was ready to return to the Everneath I figured I had better go back and skim through this to remember it. I ended up reading it all.
This is the first book in a three book series. It ends on a cliffhanger but since all the titles are now out that is not an issue.
Told in present day and in flashbacks this book jumps around a lot. I liked the mythology that was woven through the story. Portions are somewhat confusing but as you keep reading things start to make sense. By the end you’ll be ready to pick up the next book.
Rating: 4 Stars – Great Book
Content: about a half dozen swear words scattered throughout
Source: Review Copy & Audible.com download