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.
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This book was so good! It was actually better than the first (and OH MY GODS, how I absolutely LOVED the first one!) I am so anxious, so let me start.
I am so so so so so glad that the Everneath was explained so much more in depth in this book! I honestly didn’t expect it to look/sound the way it did. It’s explained that the Everneath is separated into 4 “rings” but 5 sections with the Feed caverns and the High Court in the bulls-eye and the Tunnels somewhere in between.
In order, from the outside going in, it’s:
- Commons (Earth)
- Feed caverns + High Court
The ring of water messes with your emotions, the ring of wind attacks your mind, and the ring of fire brings up your despair.
Going Through The Rings-
This part was the majority of the book. Nikki, Cole, Max, and Ashe go through the Rings for Nikki to get Jack back, which weirdly I didn’t question. I was so scared for Nikki, seeing as though she is extremely clumsy I could have sworn she was going to fall or get enveloped in each ring, and I think she did, right? The rings were interesting.
I have a dilemma. I’m in love with Cole. Not even the sad “his character is so sweet and amazing” normal stuff when I like a character, but more like a love that makes you really love someone, wholeheartedly, complete love that makes you ache with affection. BUT HE’S FICTIONAL SO THIS HURTS EVEN MORE. Even though he was being all secretly terrible throughout this whole book I love him more than
Will and Nikki-
I thought that they had something going on but I dismissed it after a while.
If they end up together I will twerk on everything you love and laugh in your face.
Nikki, The Everliving-
So Nikki is in transition to being an Everliving. Her heart is in the heart bank or whatever it’s called, so what’s her Surface heart? How will she get her Surface heart? Will she tell Jack? Will there be a Cikki (Cole and Nikki)?
I just really loved this book. Like seriously! It was AWESOME!
A gif that sums up my reaction to this book: