What a great story! I was happy to see some indication that there will be a second book, because the ending simply blew me away, and I still have so mWhat a great story! I was happy to see some indication that there will be a second book, because the ending simply blew me away, and I still have so many questions!
In Everneath Nikki Beckett goes to the Underneath as a forfeit, meaning she literally forfeited her life so that she wouldn’t have to feel pain anymore. Only afterwards she realizes that it was a mistake and chooses to return to the surface for six months instead of going straight to her end in the Tunnels of the Everneath. Cole, the Everliving who took Nikki to the Underneath to feed off of her energy, realizes that she is special and wants her to go back to the Underneath as his queen. Only Nikki doesn’t want to give up her heart and feed off the energy of others for eternity.
In her six months on the Surface she tries to reconnect with those she hurt most by leaving. She tries to be a good daughter and sister, and most importantly she tries to reconnect with her boyfriend Jack, the reason she wanted to give up her pain in the first place.
The story that unfolds revolves around the ancient myths of the Greeks, and the strong emotions of young love.
This is definitely a book worth reading. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series to see what comes next.
Sidenote: I love that the strong connection between the teens in this novel didn’t revolve around sex, but rather around their long friendship and their honest love of being together. I know that teen sex is a reality, but I hate seeing it glorified. This novel didn’t do that and I was very grateful for that....more
I really enjoyed this book. I was a little disappointed that the synopsis tells us why she and Cullen broke up to begin with. I think I would have likI really enjoyed this book. I was a little disappointed that the synopsis tells us why she and Cullen broke up to begin with. I think I would have liked not knowing from the beginning. The novel starts when the two meet in high school and works through the summers that they spent together until their break-up. Part Two, which is probably about 70% of the book, picks up just before they meet again. Finding Cullen's daughter is only the first obstacle to overcome.
I am so afraid of giving too much away in this review. I hate to include spoilers for a book that I recommend because I don't want to ruin it for anyone! Taige's personal struggles with her gift evolve and change throughout the book and the woman that we meet at the beginning of Part Two is an exhausted shell of a woman.
She continues to dream about Cullen but even in her dreams she can't let her guard down. She was so hurt by him, and yet she still loves him completely. Taige, like many romance heroines, has a hard exterior but it barely hides the vulnerability of a broken woman.
The connection between Cullen and Taige is so strong it's hard to ever believe that they won't end up together. It's hard to believe that Cullen was ever married to another woman. He even admits that he didn't love her as well because he was still in love with Taige....more
I received this book as a RAK in September and I was really excited to read it. It was a pretty good story. For me personally that was all it was thouI received this book as a RAK in September and I was really excited to read it. It was a pretty good story. For me personally that was all it was though. I like folklore type story lines. I love authors who mix fairy tales with reality and I love stories of witches. For all of those reasons, I did enjoy this book. I liked the main character, she had a lot of grit and determination.
I always want to know more, though. I want to know more about why she doesn't like Tyler Ward. I want to know a little more about her relationship with her mother, who at times is critical in the plot, and yet we know so little about her. She is trying to protect her sister throughout the entire book, and so I want to see more of their relationship, beyond the doting and silly games.
Then I stopped myself. This is a book intended for a young adult audience. It was fast paced and entertaining. There was a little fantasy, a little romance, and a little rebellion. I'd say it was a perfect novel for it's intended audience. So I'll combine my wanting more rating with the rating that I'd have probably given it ten years ago :)...more
After reading the first book in this series I was on the fence, so I decided to keep going to see if it got better. Unfortunately, it didn't. At the eAfter reading the first book in this series I was on the fence, so I decided to keep going to see if it got better. Unfortunately, it didn't. At the end of the second book I'm still left wondering if the series is going to get better, and I'm just generally disappointed that nothing seemed to really happen in this book. Maybe I'm a glutton for punishment because the second book leaves you with a cliffhanger and I imagine that I will probably keep going with this series just to find out what happens. Most of the action so far though has left a lot to be desired....more
I really love Sarah McCarty's Hell's Eight series, and I thought I might really like these too. Unfortunately I waited to whole book for it to "get beI really love Sarah McCarty's Hell's Eight series, and I thought I might really like these too. Unfortunately I waited to whole book for it to "get better" and it never really got there. I will likely give more of the series a try just because I am hoping that they get better, but I did expect a little more from this author....more