Finished: Feb. 21, 2008
Reason for Reading: I found it on display at the library and was intrigued.
First Published: 2007
Genre: YA, fantasy
It was just after dusk when the accident happened.
Comments: Jack is hit by a car but fortunately he escapes with only a few cuts and bruises. However, something is not quite right and Jack finds that he sees and hears strange things. When on a trip to New York he meets a dead girl who takes him to the Underworld of New York. Here he decides to find his mother who died when he was little. The plot is based in Greek mythology and uses many elements of the Orpheus and Eurydice story. I really enjoyed this. The story line kept me guessing, I was never quite sure where it was going. The Underworld and the co-mingling of the dead with the living was very intriguing. I was also really taken with the ending, which is somewhat bittersweet but felt like the right ending. This is the author's first book and I'll certainly be watching for her next. Recommended.