"As a modern-day 'Orpheus and Eurydice,' Sanctum will be a hit with urban fantasy readers, who will love its top-notch world-building, page-turning action, and slow-developing romance." —School Library Journal
"In this well-developed concept of the afterlife, details are well-executed and the setting is described flawlessly. Without a doubt, readers will look forward to the next installment of the Guards of the Shadowlands series." —Library Media Connection
"Many original, interesting ideas create this complex world and creatures lurking through the afterlife. [Readers] will be excited to find this is first of a trilogy." —VOYA
"This is one of my favorite books of this year! Smart and sexy." —Reading Teen blog
"Dark, gripping, and impossible to put down. Sanctum is smart, original, and pulls no punches—just like Lela, one of the strongest heroines I've ever met." —Erica O'Rourke, author of Torn
"Theology be damned, though: Lela and Malachi are both likable protagonists, and readers will be happy…this trilogy opener has a lot going for it. " —Kirkus
From the Back Cover
The stubble on his jaw scraped against my temple as he spoke. "You said you sneaked into the city. Didn't you arrive at the Suicide Gates?"
"No, not really. When I . . . died, I arrived outside, in a field. But I saw the city, and I knew that's where she was. I couldn't stay out there when I knew Nadia was trapped in here."
"Are you telling me you arrived in the Countryside and chose to come into the city? To rescue your friend?" He sounded completely baffled.
I clenched my teeth. "I have to find her. It's the only reason I'm here."