Meg Cabot

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.

This is a killer modern twist on the classic Greek tale of Persephone. Meg nailed cliffhangers and foreshadowing so you never wanted to put the book down. As far as style and technique it is simplistic and fits the story perfectly. Character development is good, although subtle, and it becomes most obvious in her changing, clearly stated, goals and priorities in life. The plot is wonderful again it is a more subtle approach and has smooth, transitions. The plot line is more complex than some every day popular action books, this plot line isn’t just rising, climax, falling this one is more continuous and smoother. Cabot’s twist on the story of Persephone impressed me because unlike some classic stories written with a twist hers showed a different way of looking at the legend with the story coming from the point of view of Peirce, a girl who finds herself in a similar situation as the Legendry Persephone, and Peirce’s story was similar enough to Persephone’s that you could see the connection but so drastically different it kept you hooked and guessing through the very end and left you wanting more. So, I highly recommend this book and for me it is 4 out of 5 stars. 



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