Written by: Anjie Basi
For this week’s Book Spotlight, I decided to choose a book that really surprised me. I was apprehensive about reading it because there are a lack of reviews on it, and it is also the author’s debut novel. The cover looks amazing, but that isn’t a guarantee that what’s inside is good.
I read the summary and noticed that people were shelving it under Greek mythology. So, being the lover of Greek myth and fiction that I am, I decided to give it a go and I do not regret it. It took a while for me to get used to the writing, but I liked it in the end. I loved the characters, and the connection it had to Orpheus (for anyone who knows that story)!
Book title: Everneath
Author: Brodi Ashton
Originally Published: January 24th 2012
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.
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.