Everneath by Brodi Ashton is a wonderful twist on the Hades and Persephone myth with elements of fae myths woven in for good measure. The book was fast paced, the characters well defined, and the story line perfectly wonderful. I loved the characters from the very beginning, especially Cole!!
Nikki longs to spend these precious months forgetting the Everneath and trying to reconnect with her boyfriend, Jack, the person most devastated by her disappearance—and the one person she loves more than anything. But there’s just one problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who enticed her to the Everneath in the first place, has followed Nikki home. Cole wants to take over the throne in the underworld and is convinced Nikki is the key to making it happen. And he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her back, this time as his queen.
As Nikki’s time on the Surface draws to a close and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she is forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole’s queen.
The story had twists in it and great folklore. The lore was very believable, giving the reader the sense that something like this could actually happen. I give this book a 5/5 for keeping me engaged, having a great story, a plot that flowed beautifully, and for being a quick read. Overall this book is amazing and I recommend anyone who likes fairies, fantasy novels, and Greek myths to read it! It has something in it for almost everyone.