This is the first book of the Everneath trilogy. 16-year-old Nikki Beckett returns home after a 6-month absence. Everyone assumes she was on drugs or in rehab, but the truth is much darker. She had been fed on in the Everneath, and barely escaped. Can she repair the relationships she left behind and forgive her own weakness that led to her disappearance? Can she find a way to say goodbye again before the tunnels claim her in six months?
Readers of Twilight will appreciate this book, though there are no sparkling vampires. This author would have been on Team Jacob. There are elements of the supernatural and romance. There are also ties to ancient mythologies.