Waiting on Wednesday was started by Breaking the Spine and serves to showcase those books we’re not so patiently waiting to arrive!
I'm being on top of things two Wednesdays in a row! I've had this WOW on my calendar for about a month now because of its very eye-catching cover and interesting premise. I'm a sucker for a different version of supernatural fantasy and reapers/the afterlife isn't one that I've read a lot of, especially recently. That's why this week's pick is...
Harper Collins / Balzer + Bray
January 3, 2012
Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she's returned- to her old life, her family, her friends- before being banished back to the underworld... this time forever.
She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can't find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.
Nikki longs to spend these months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there's a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he'll do whatever it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen.
As Nikki's time grows short and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she's 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...
Ignoring the fact that the cover of Everneath is one of the more beautiful YA covers I've seen recently (and there have been a lot of gorgeous ones lately), this sounds like a compelling paranormal fantasy title despite the supernatural love triangle. I like that it sounds as though a previous book has already been released when this is the first in the series. There will be a ton of back story to delve into, which could make it more interesting or bog the pacing down. I'm looking forward to seeing how it all works out.