Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Nikki has just returned from 100 years in the Everneath although only six months have passed in the mortal realm. Nikki went to the Everneath willingly after she witnessed another girl coming out of her boyfriend's dorm room. Desperate to relieve the pain she was feeling, she agreed to let everliving Cole feed off her emotions for 100 years. Most people who enter the feed are destroyed by the process but Nikki has somehow managed to keep her sanity and her youth which makes Cole think she just might be the person he needs to help him take over the underworld. Rather than rule the Everneath with Cole, Nikki chooses to spend just six precious months back on Earth in order to repair her relationship with her father and try to reconnect with Jack, the boy she loves. This book is based on the myth of Persephone. It felt just a little long to me until Nikki's time was almost up, then it moved very fast. I don't think that will be a concern for others, however, because of the love triangle and the anxiety about whether Nikki will be able to avoid the Tunnels.