By Meg Cabot
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pages: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Point (April 26, 2011)
New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, a dark, fantastical story about this world . . . and the underworld.
Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can't help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she's never alone . . . because someone is always watching her. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.
But now she's moved to a new town. Maybe at her new school, she can start fresh. Maybe she can stop feeling so afraid.
Only she can't. Because even here, he finds her. That's how desperately he wants her back. She knows he's no guardian angel, and his dark world isn't exactly heaven, yet she can't stay away . . . especially since he always appears when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most.
But if she lets herself fall any further, she may just find herself back in the one place she most fears: the Underworld.
Meg Cabot couldn’t disappoint me even if she wrote a story about clowns (I HATE those creepy things) and she definitely doesn’t disappoint with the start of a new series. The fact that an amazing Meg Cabot book now has Mythology woven into it simply adds to the amazingness of it all! Pierce is such a strong character and is so well written. As a reader, you feel as if you know her like your best friend, root for her when she is struggling and go through every range of emotion just as she does. Moving in high school has to be the worst but when you add in the fact that someone is following her and everyone thinks she isn’t right after the accident.
When I got about ten pages from the end I kept thinking, “I know there is going to be more to the series, but HOW THE HECK can this even begin to wrap up with only ten pages left?!” She did a magnificent job (like anyone should doubt it) and definitely left me drooling in anticipation for the next one. I love books that make you learn new things without knowing it too, and I learned about Key West and love that she wove its rich history into this story. This is definitely one of my new favorites! (I know, how many favorites do you have?! Never enough, dear readers…. Never enough!)
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