Summary from Goodreads:
“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 weird book and I’m not sure how much I really liked it. I obviously liked it well enough to keep reading, but it’s not a particularly good book.
My main problem is that I spent a lot of the book not knowing what was going on. While part of that is because we (like Pierce) don’t know exactly what’s going on with the Underworld or in her new hometown, part of it is because Pierce keeps dropping hints and clues about her past and what happened with that. (Questions are answered before the end of the book, though, so at least there’s that.)
I am okay with a slow narrative pace when the reader and narrator both don’t know what’s going on, but I don’t like it when the narrator knows things we don’t. I only like dramatic irony when I am the one in the loop.
I’m excited to read the sequel, though; I hear it’s much better.