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One of the best books EVER!
on 21 September 2008
I wasn't sure what to expect of this book as it was the first I had read by the author, but the premise of a book where a character literally goes to hell had me interested and I had heard nothing but good things about it so I decided to give it a try. I have to say I was very very impressed.
Shortly after Cassie's twin sister, Lissa, commits suicide, Cassie and her father move into a new house in a small town to try and get on with their lives.
I cant say much about how Cassie gets to be in hell because I dont want to give away plot spoilers but basically, Cassie is something called and Etheress, which is very rare and special in hell, meaning that she is capeable of entering hell despite being alive. She agree's to go to hell - which is a massive city called the Mephistopolis - when two ghosts tell her they will lead her to her sister if she agree's to go there and help them...and so Cassie literally goes to hell to save her sister.
It goes from a 5 star book to a 5 million star book once Cassie enters hell and things really pick up. Edward Lee certainly has an incredible imagination. His descriptions of the city of hell and the horrifying events occuring in endless ways everywhere Cassie looks, are very clever and extremely origional and creative.
As well as this, I found Cassie to be a very likeable character and the book is funny in places, which is always a good thing :)
Extremely highly recomended to all horror fans.