I really enjoyed the action and fantastical events of this novel! Some of the editing and grammar could have been better, and I would have liked it to be less cliche overall, but it was still a good addition to it's fantasy genre. If I could change anything, it would be the romance as it was too glib and predictable, and perhaps develop the character of Mitch a little more. I would also stop the jumping around from each character's point of view, as it would be a more consistent and enjoyable story to have it told from just one point of view. Still, this was a decent story and I didn't mind reading it.
Since this author previously wrote about Zora Neale Hurston who I love, I figured I'd try out this book. However, it came across as dry and rather uninteresting - I had a very hard time getting into it. I think this is a fantastic topic that lends itself to be written about in a much more colorful and interesting way, and wish that I could have enjoyed this more. As it is, I can only say that I love the topic but didn't really like the book.
While I love this author, I find this book to be a bit too confusing at times keeping the characters straight (in terms of who is mom, grandma, etc). But otherwise this was a brilliantly crafted novel about life after death. Quite a beautiful imagining of the hereafter and a place I'd be happy to end up someday!