Publisher: Blazer and Bray
Publication Date: January 24th 2012
Source: Won from Jen at YA Romantics
Genre: Romance, Paranormal
Challenges: Debut Author Challenge
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...
This is an amazing, beautiful, rip-your-heart-out story about a girl who comes back from the Everneath for her last goodbyes. The first thing that I really loved about this story is how she slowly came back to her life. In any other book the way she was would have sounded really weird but I love how she started out so jumpy and how she locked everyone else out and then how she grew from that insecure character and was finally able to talk to her family and friends.
My favorite character through the story (other than the main character) was Jack, Nikki's boyfriend before the feed. Jack is just ultra amazing and I want a Jack. Cole on the other hand I love to hate. He's the Everling that took Nikki down to the Everneath and I just really can't stand anything he does once you realized everything he has done.
This story bounces from before the feed to Now (after the feed) to fill in the gaps that we missed since the book starts right after the feed. At first I found the bouncing to be kind of annoying and the I grew to really appreciate how they helped move the story along.
Then end of the book is very shocking and I really want the next book now. I really hate the cliff hanger.