I mentioned in my review of Out of Time that I fell into it like I hadn’t with a book in a while; which is why I found and devoured the next three books in record time.
This one picks up where the other one left off, but don’t let that deter you from reading it if you haven’t read the first one. The author does a great job of filling the reader in on details from the first book without making it seem like those “previously on” minutes at the beginning of a TV show.
In this book, Emma has to use her new-found powers to rescue her mother. On one level, her spirit, her soul is in danger in the wasteland. But her physical body, trapped in a coma in the ‘real’ world, might be in just as much peril. Emma finds in herself strength she didn’t know she had in order to rescue Eleanor.
I said this in my last review but I’ll say it again – probably my favorite aspect of this book is that the main character is neither young nor a shrinking violet. She’s middle-aged, cranky, has aches and pains, and loses her temper with idiots. I adore her.