Publisher: Simon Pulse
Why I Read This: The book had a lot of hype behind it and after hearing about the second book being released, I figured I might as well read the brilliance for myself.
Plot: When Abigail or Abbey's best friend, Kristen Maxwell disappears, her whole world falls apart. Abbey has no one in her whole town anymore and people are saying Kristen killed herself and Abbey knows that is not true. Then at Kristen's funeral and wake, she meets Caspian, who has no connection to Kristen, but says that he has come because of Abbey. Caspian seems to be pulling Abbey back to life, until Abbey discovers Kristen's secret boyfriend and find's out that everything with Caspian is not as it seems, also.
Characters: I really liked Abbey and surprisingly I liked the depressing parts of the book. Abbey, unlike other characters actually mourned over her friend and didn't just forget about Kristen. Also, it was refreshing to see her fight and argue with Caspian instead of putting him on a pedestal. She and the book, in and of themselves are unique and new. The back story was intricately told and the end left me hanging onto a very skinny branch and anxiously awaiting The Haunted.
Readability: I have experienced the awfulness that is losing a loved one. It is a horrible feeling and it makes you feel completely and utterly lost. Until the moment when you realize that they are in a better place. In this book, Abbey finds out hurtful secrets about Kristen, but decides that either way she loves her and that is the basis of the world's strongest friendship, one that lasts longer than a lifetime.