by Brodi Ashton
From my Review:
I positively flew through this book in one sitting. The journey through the underworld and the task she wanted to complete felt impossible the whole time and kept me just glued to the pages. The layers of the underworld that she travels through were different in a chilling and alien way. This is one of those books where the foreshadowing was spot on. I thought I was all smart and I knew everything that was going to happen. Then the bombshell of an ending hits and I’m still in awe . . . Read More
Places in Utah
Alpine Slide, Park City, Utah
In Chapter 1, Nikki talks about a picture of her and Jack at the Alpine Slide.
Oh joy oh joy, this is one of the places in Park City that I’ve been to! But I haven’t been there since 1997 so lucky you, you get to see a picture of me as a teenager!!
I am so misunderstood. Don’t I look all misunderstood wearing black in this picture?
Clearly, I am having so. much. fun. Actually, the Alpine Slide IS really fun. I’d like to ask teenage me what my problem is :)
The main character, Nikki, is from Park City and a lot of the book takes place here.
I’ve been to Park City a few times. I picked this picture because it’s what I remember Park City to look like. I went one summer with a friend to stay at her condo. I’ve never been skiing there, but I have gone window shopping with my aunt. It’s a charming little town that I don’t get to visit enough. It’s also the location of the Sundance Film Festival.
In Chapter 5, there is a scene between Nikki and Cole that takes place near Deer Valley.
Deer Valley is a ski resort in Park City. I’ve never been skiing there, but I have hiked in the area and seen stunning lodges like these:
Fiery Furnace Hike
In Chapter 6, Nikki talks about a memory she has of her and Jack on the Fiery Furnace Hike.
I’ve been hiking in Utah’s slot canyons before at Arches National Park. You have to have a guide or a special permit to go on this hike, so maybe that’s why I’ve never been to this particular canyon. It looks gorgeous.
In Chapter 12, Nikki points out an arch that has a post down the middle that makes it look like a skull.
It totally does look like a skull!!
In Chapter 23, Millcreek Canyon and the hike to Grandeur Peak is where the “burned marshmellow” scene takes place. If you’ve read the book, you know what scene I’m talking about :)
I’ve been to Millcreek Canyon a few times. We got up there every year in the fall as the leaves are changing. Here’s a picture of me and my family from last year.
(Photo by Tony Frates)
The view from Grandeur Peak. You can see the Salt Lake valley. And see those mountains way on the other side of the valley? That’s where I live. :) I’ve never been on this hike and now I want to!
I love getting new books for my TBR from references in other books!
In Chapter 1, Nikki gets this book as a gift from her dad.
Dante’s Inferno is mentioned in Chapter 21.