“It’s about death!”
Teen paranormal romances are all the rage, so when Darcy Patel writes one during the month of November, she lands a huge book deal and moves to New York City with all her money. The readers strap in for the ride; of large apartments with the perfect view of China Town, shopping and eating out and drinking with little to no consequence.
In every other chapter we get to read the novel that Darcy is writing as well; called Afterworlds. Darcy’s book introduces Lizzie who almost dies in a terror attack only to gain acces to an underworld, an afterworld, another world. Here she meets the beautiful Yamaraj and even though she was seconds away from dying she instantly falls madly in love and his kiss leaves her lips burning [record scratch] erh or something like that anyway.
It turns out that Lizzie is actually a psychopomp. When she returns home she meets the ghost of her mom’s dead childhood friend, Mindy, who was murdered at eleven by a bad man and has been living in her friends closet ever since. [Side note: I spent a crazy amount of time wondering what Mindy was doing living in the closet while her childhood friend grew up and started masturbating and having sex…seems like there should be a conversation somewhere…]. So Lizzie forgets about being traumatised, makes out with the hot god of the underworld and goes out to catch the bad man.
See, it’s about death – or so Darcy keeps claiming in all her conversations about it, and it’s a fun glimpse into the construction of a novel…
Find out why it’s a Schrödinger’s book at ladyscribble.com !