Six months ago Nikki Beckett ran away from her boyfriend and broken heart into the arms of Cole, who whisked her away to the underworld known as the Everneath. Now she is back with just six months to put everything right before the Everneath claims her for good. Things aren’t quite that straight forward though, Nikki still loves Jack and she can’t find the words to tell her father and brother goodbye. Then it appears there may be the possibility of redemption, not that she believes she deserves it, and finding it will be no easy task. Will Nikki be able to put all the pieces together in time? Will she reject Cole regardless of the consequences or will she return to the Everneath as Cole’s queen?
This is an interesting take on the Persephone myth. Nikki is determined to do the right thing by her friends and family even when it proves much harder than she thought it would. Jack is a love interest with a bit of a difference, it is his love that is the key and he fights for Nikki as she fights for him. Cole is suitably creepy on several levels. The overall tone of this book is dark, Nikki’s story is rather bittersweet as strands of misinformation, lost love and mythology are all pulled together. If you are looking for a tale revolving around a powerful kind of love then give this a look.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Books
Published: 02 February 2012
Format: Paperback 384 pages
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
ISBN 13: 9780857074577