Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Review by: Christy
Nikki Beckett could only watch as her boyfriend, Jack, sacrificed himself to save her, taking her place in the Tunnels of the Everneath for eternity — a debt that should’ve been hers. She’s living a borrowed life, and she doesn’t know what to do with the guilt. And every night Jack appears in her dreams, lost and confused and wasting away.
Desperate for answers, Nikki turns to Cole, the immortal bad boy who wants to make her his queen — and the one person least likely to help. But his heart has been touched by everything about Nikki, and he agrees to assist her in the only way he can: by taking her to the Everneath himself.
Nikki and Cole descend into the Everneath, only to discover that their journey will be more difficult than they’d anticipated — and more deadly. But Nikki vows to stop at nothing to save Jack — even if it means making an incredible sacrifice of her own.
In this enthralling sequel to Everneath, Brodi Ashton tests the bonds of destiny and explores the lengths we’ll go to for the ones we love.
The second installment of the Everneath series does not disappoint! I loved the first book in this series from the moment I saw it, from the stunning cover to the original premise, it was a fantastic find. Book two is a perfect continuation of the franchise. Nikki’s quest to recover Jack from the tunnels is perfectly paced and intriguing at every turn.
The love triangle (or is it more of a lopsided rectangle? [yes, I know that is mathematically impossible]) is a great blend of discovery and creativty, and compassionate to all parties involved. It is quite clear that the author is just as in love with all of her characters as they seem to be with each other.
Brodi Ashton’s storytelling ability is a breath of fresh air. Her re-imagining of classic myths and tales is never stale or predictable, as many revisionist stories can be.
The ending of this book could not have been more perfect in any way. The stakes have just been raised! Bring on book three!! (And please hurry!)