Everneath By Brodie Ashton
This Book is loosely based on a mix of the myths of Hades/Persephone and Orpheus/Eurydice.
A story about a girl called Nikki who vanishes into the ‘Everneath’ a place where immortals feed on the emotions of humans. Nikki wakes in the Everneath after being there for 100 years (6 months in human years) and declares she wants to go home. She is then ‘transported’ back to the human world and has 6 months in order to say goodbye and to try to find redemption before she is returned to the Everneath forever.
Nikki is a strong character who just gets on with it, she never blames anyone other than herself for her actions, and does everything she can to fix they way she behaved in the past. She is believable as a character, and the usual love triangle that we find in Young adult fiction, is in this case, totally believable.
I enjoyed this book, and finished it in one siting, and shall be buying the next in the series as soon as it is published.
The only one gripe I have with the book, is that ( as is the case with alot of YA fiction I read at the minute) The kids seem to do what they want with no real strong adult figure in their life. In this case Nikki is missing for 6 months and no one seems to bat an eyelid, when she returns, everyone just blindly accepts that she was gone, but now is back.
On the whole I would give this book 4 Stars.
Till next time….