I read the first fifty pages of Everneath and I’m honestly not sure what to think. I don’t know if I should DNF this one or add it to my TBR stack. The story starts when Nikki Beckett wakes after a hundred year nap with Cole, an immortal who has fed off her emotional and spiritual energy to sustain his immortality. Turns out that only six months have passed in the mortal world while one hundred have slipped by in the Everneath. So, Nikki returns home to the mortal world under a terrible deadline: she only has six months to say goodbye to her family before returning to Everneath forever. The story follows the basic Persephone myth, but I found that I couldn’t really connect with the characters, even though the premise interested me. After fifty pages, I still wasn’t sure what the Everneath was, why Cole had chosen Nikki, or what the major conflict of the novel would be, outside of NIkki’s “choice” to be Cole’s queen or suffer for all eternity for daring to return home after he used her for 100 years in the Everneath.
If you like love triangles, Greek mythlogy and a pretty straightforward story, you’ll probably enjoy Everneath. I didn’t really sink into the narrative or fall in love with the characters, so I’m not adding this one to my TBR stack.