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.
March 12- 29
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.
Nikki Bennett went to Everneath six months ago and and it felt like one hundred years Nikki escapes but the shade is after her she has six months to say goodbye to her family and to Jack her boyfriend who she left . Cole the everling she spent all that time with wants to make her his queen she would be immortal and wouldn't have to go to the tunnels but she refuses to feed off people . What I loved about this book was the mythology the story itself was so engrossing I liked Cole yes I love my bad boy characters . I felt for Jack I wasn't a fan of him at first but as the book went on I just wanted him to be happy. He went though allot when Nikki was gone . Nikki is trying to make her amends trying to keep Jack at a distance but he wants to know what happened . Cole is causing trouble bothering Nikki trying to convince her to be his queen . Her dad wants her work at the soup kitchen where she meets Mary a strange old woman talking about the sisters of Persephone . When Nikki goes to the dance cole's band was playing and they started to affect people's emotions and Nikki was in the paper . Nikki goes to jack and explains where she went her mark is getting bigger after she leaves jack that night Cole shows up in his Neal disguise Nikki explains about Cole that he can change his look . Nikki and Jack go to work at the soup kitchen and Mary is there Mary asks if Jack has forgiven Nikki which I thought was a weird connection until things started to connect Mary is Meredith a girl who was dating Maxwell .when she went to Everneeth she aged but Nikki didn't because she had jack always thinking of her . When Mary was taken by the tunnels she told her about the bracelet so they looked at it and it had hieroglyphics on it they asked there teacher and a professor at a local college told them about it they were going for cole's heart . And it was all set out destroy the guitar but it didn't work he had the pick and the tunnels were for her but then jack goes in her place I was sobbing she can see jack in her dreams and she plans to get him back I loved this on I can't want to know what happens next .
Sometimes , when something hurts us , our hearts break a little- in a slightly more ... literal way than for humans . our pain sort of spills out and onto anyone around us . We call it a cracked heart .
Look , Nik , I know you don't like public scrutiny lately . If you stand off to the side , all moped and such , without a date , you'll stick out like a nun at a strip club. He leaned in . Trust me , I've seen one . A nun at a strip club , that is . Everyone was staring at her .