Great for fans of Twilight but Twilight haters don’t be scared off because it has none of the annoying things that people whine about with those books. Nikki is a realistic teen trying to make the best of a few hard situations (not pathetic at all). Cole is an interesting villain with aspects that make you question his evilness. And Jack is what you want from a boy, devoted but not so shallow and smitten but not without caution.
My only reservation is that at one point after many references to Greek mythology, Egyptian mythological terms were thrown in with no explanation of similarity/differences or just introduction. It confused me. I’ve seen this in other books that work with mythological ideas but thought the extra info without any intro was bizarre and I am still a bit confused by it. Maybe I need to learn more about mythology and it will make sense. But this was such a minor part and just a tiny distraction that didn’t interfere with me thoroughly enjoying the tale. I am super excited to read more in the Everneath series.