Now that Nikki has rescued Jack, all she wants is to be with him and graduate high school. But Cole tricked Nikki into feeding off him, and she’s begun the process of turning into an Everliving herself… which means she must feed on a Forfeit soon — or die.
Terrified for her survival, Nikki and Jack begin a desperate attempt to reverse the process using any means possible. Even Cole, who they expected to fight them at every turn, has become an unlikely ally — but how long can it last? Nikki needs to feed on Cole to survive, Cole needs Nikki to gain the throne in the Everneath, Jack needs Nikki because she is everything to him — and together, they must travel back to the Underworld to undo Nikki’s fate and make her mortal once more. But Cole isn’t the only one with plans for Nikki: the Queen has not forgotten Nikki’s treachery, and she wants her destroyed for good. Will Nikki be forced to spend eternity in the Underworld, or does she have what it takes to bring down the Everneath once and for all?
*MASSIVE SPOILERS OKAY? OKAY.*
So this was the last installment of the Everneath trilogy and I am a crying mess of ugly tears. I usually leave reviews until the next day after I finish a book to let it all sink in, but I can’t wait right now.
First I’m going to start with the thing I didn’t like that made me bump it down a star.
Nikki and Jack are possibly the most dim witted characters in this entire trilogy.
I shall give evidence with a quote but first some brief backstory:
So Nikki and Jack were on their way to Cole’s condo to find Nikki’s heart.
“When I was sure we were in the clear, I said, “The bigger problem is, Cole anticipated us.”
But get this, they were going to find something absolutely valuable to Cole’s cause, in a safe that looked newly put in, and they thought that Cole would just leave it in the safe, where really anyone could possibly get to it.
I was really, highly, irreparably b r o k e n when Cole died. You don’t understand, he was the only character that had this sort of inexplicably human side of him that made him so real on a level that no other character in this trilogy had. He had his weaknesses and every bad thing he’d done was him trying to save Nikki and just keep her with him; he had no one. He had been through so much even after everything happened to his family. He earned his redemption after going through all this huge pile of bull shit and he thought that he didn’t deserve it.
But he did, he deserved a happy life, I just wished he’d actually get it.
My gif reaction:
can you tell how miserable I am yet?