Everneath Series, Book 3
Note: Read the first two books, otherwise the description below could spoil earlier plots.
Description (taken from Goodreads):
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?
And we're back to the Everneath. I truly loved the first two books in this series. But the conclusion to this series just didn't seem to trump them all. Gah, I'm not good with endings. I hate saying good bye.
Nikki has begun the process of turning into an Everliving, something Cole tricked her into. And only Cole can keep her alive during this transition. But while Cole and his band continue their plans of overtaking the Everneath, Nikki and Jack are planning to take down the Everneath. But both sides have forgotten a very important team in this Everneath battle: the Queen. They're all fighting for the Everneath, but only one will win.
From the beginning of this story, I was ready for this world. I love Cole's character and personality however I love Jack's unconditional love. But... Something happens in the book that just makes me dislike one of the characters. And I feel like things were forced into a happily ever after. I guess in the end, I feel like the ending was forced onto me. Grr.
This is a wonderful series to read. The first two books are some of my favorite reads. I just wish I could say the third trumped them all, but it didn't.