Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews
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.(Synopsis provided by goodreads)
First off I wanted to like this book more then I did, for me it was just okay. I felt like there was just too much back story and it could have been condensed into about 50 pages. The flash backs were hard to follow, I had a hard time figuring out where one ended and where another one started.
I found the middle and the last chapter the best part. The last chapter does give me hope for the second book.
However, I think I may wait for the paperback of book two. I felt like I was missing something in this book, like there was a chapter or 3 missing from my copy.
I think part of my opinion stems from the fact that I LOVE Greek myths and the Persephone myth is my favorite of them all. (Well a tie with Achilles.)
The writing itself was good, the dialog was great, I do wish we had more chemistry between Pierce and John.
I'll keeping watching Cabots books and I will read book two.
Overall rating *** 3 out of 5 stars
Cover art: Simply gorgeous can I get a poster?
Obtained: My personal bookshelf.