Category: Middle Grade
Genre: Mystery with Mythological Elements
Usually the dead stay dead, but not in Lexi's case. After a freak accident at a local pool, Lexi dies and then is brought back to life. Most people would be ecstatic at a second chance, but nothing seems quite the same. For one thing, no one is letting her forget about what happened, and if they aren't worrying about signs of brain damage, they're asking her what death was like and what she saw. Then there's the whole dream she had about the three Fates--Atropos, Lachesis and Clotho--where they try to enlist her help in finding a treasured object...after apologizing for botching her death. I mean, that was a dream, right?
Only days after her accident, Lexi recognizes something is very wrong. All around her, plants turn to rot, including her class' science fair project. Crows flock to wherever she is and her little brother's pets are dying. When Derek himself falls ill with a mysterious sickness, Lexi faces what scares her the most: that she is somehow responsible, borrowing the lifeforce of those around her. And if this is true, maybe the only ones who can help are three sisters who can't possibly be real.