Monday, January 16, 2012


Just a quick post to shout out Jaime Morrow, the winner of my 2012 giveaway!  I had hoped to add some 2012 books to the TBR list through this contest, and Jaime's choice of pre-order definitely makes the grade:

(From Goodreads):
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...

I mean, first of all.  The cover.  I am not always that won over by a cover, and when I am, black-and-red are not usually the colors that grab me.  But this cover is too pretty and I cannot help myself--I want it :)  

And all of that aside, I love the idea of riffing on Persephone like this.  Adaptations of myths and fairytales are a huge weakness of mine.  

So, congrats, Jaime, and thanks for the excellent taste in pre-orders--I will be adding this to my list as well! 


  1. Thank you and you're welcome :-) As a side note, Brodi Ashton (author of this gem) is hilarious. I follow her blog and the little tidbits she shares from her life always make me laugh. I just realized that the books I chose, this one and GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS are both by debut authors. Yay for debut authors! :-)

  2. That is a fabulous cover. I have read so many riffs on Persephone (the latest being Meg Cabot's last week) that I am just not ready for another one.

  3. I was just looking at this book on amazon today. I have heard great things about it.


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