Rating - 2 out 5
Cover Rating - 5 out of 5
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.
This book has been in my TBR pile for so long that it already has two sequels I saw this book and fell completely in love with the beautiful cover. It is magnificent but part of me knew that I was not going to like it. After reading so many classics and pulp fiction masterpieces I have grown to hate books with immature characters.
Nikki is a wimp, throughout the book she does absolutely nothing but hide behind her hair and knit like an old lady. Seriously almost nothing eventful happens in this book, everything is retrospect and while that was originally intriguing, it gets rather tedious after a while. First of all I am no longer a fan of best friends falling in love, it has been done so many times I am simply to exhausted with it. Second of all how can someone so whiny and spineless manage to bag the start quarterback [sigh] and an immortal. What is with Americans and football anyway. I mean seriously it's like rugby for cowards and why is it even called football, it played by hands and the ball is not even ball shaped. As for Cole, why would an immortal being take under aged girls. What is YA genre and cradle robbing. It is not hot! and that thing with the guitar, I felt like I was stuck in a never ending Taylor SWIFT video with random bursts of music like some psychedelic trip.
Nick is as flat as she says she is, there is absolutely no depth in her even when she used to have emotions. Her father is not much better, his daughter disappears for six months and he asked absolutely no questions and just assumes she was on drug and went to rehab. Yes because a person can go and become a junkie and then get clean in just 6 months and still have not a single drug showing up in their blood. Sorry sweety but getting clean is not that simple.
The only character I liked in the book was her brother Tommie whom I hole in more esteem that everyone else put together.
Overall I give the book 2 out of 5 cupcakes