Pierce knows what it’s like to die, because she’s done it before.
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. Escaper 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 te one place she most fears: the Underworld.
I was pretty excited to read this one, having read Meg Cabot's Avalon High and was plesantly surprised (and if you saw the Disney movie, please read the book soooo much better). And when I heard that she was writing a series based on the myth of Hades and Persephone, I was stoked. I love mythology and Meg is a good author. But, I'm sad to report that this is another paranormal romance. Some of you may shout for joy, but I'm kinda sick of them to be honest. Now, don't get me wrong, this book is way well-written and I absoultely love the character that paralells Hades. It was just a little werid and dark for me with all the death stuff and the Underworld. I was wishing there was some lightheartedness inserted somewhere, but it was pretty much all doom and gloom and darkness. I wanted less drama. Maybe I should quit reading teen fiction....hm. I'll give it some thought. :)
Warning though: This book does deal heavily with death and has a huge scene with a teacher/student affair and some mild language along with violence and suicide. Wow. I think that covered it. There is some sensuality as well. Take a gander if you like the paranormal romances...in my opinion this is one of the best ones I've read (even though I'm not really into them).