Pierce died when she feel into the pool one winter. The doctors have nearly convinced her that everything that happened when she died was a dream but they don't know about the necklace and they don't know about him. John is the ruler of the underworld and he wants Pierce to be his.
This twist on the Hades/Persephone myth was as captivating as it was unexpected. It's more than a love story and more than a tale about good vs evil. Pierce is torn between two worlds and a long battle. She didn't put herself in the position she is in but she doesn't accept it willingly either.
I was really impressed by Pierce's character. She was strong but not overbearing. She just wants to survive high school like a normal person but she's in the middle of something that goes back far before she was born.
This is the first book of a trilogy starring Pierce and John. I can't wait until the second book. This first one had me so enthralled I barely put it down.