Author: Meg Cabot
Level: Young Adult
Published: April 26, 2011
She knows what it's like to die. Now Death wants her back.
Seventeen-year-old Pierce knows what happens to us when we die.
That's how she met John Hayden, the mysterious stranger who's made returning to normal life—or at least life as Pierce knew it before the accident—next to impossible.
Though she thought she escaped him—starting a new school in a whole new place—it turns out she was wrong. He finds her.
What does John want from her? Pierce thinks she knows... just like she knows he's no guardian angel, and his dark world isn't exactly heaven. But she can't stay away from him, either, especially since he's always there when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most.
But if she lets herself fall any further, she might find herself back in the place she fears the most.
And when Pierce discovers the shocking truth, that’s exactly where John sweeps her:
To be honest, I really can't find anything wrong with this book except maybe how short it is. I fell in love with John instantly, and I'm not over exaggerating either.
Pierce may have annoyed me at first, but I grew to like her.
Actually, there was one more thing that I didn't like about this book. I know that this was a re-make of the classic myth, Hades and Persephone, but there were a lot of details that were singular to this book. I found it very confusing because Pierce would talk about something that had happened in the past and not until after you were left confused, was it ever explained. This was the case for every single event that happened in the past.
Overall though, this book was super good, it left me wanting more, which is exactly what books are supposed to do. I can't wait to go and pick up the second installment Underworld.
Character Rating: 4/5