Seventeen-year-old Penelope (Pen) has lost everything -- her home, her parents, and her ten-year-old brother. Like a female Odysseus in search of home, she navigates a dark world full of strange creatures, gathers companions and loses them, finds love and loses it, and faces her mortal enemy.
"Los Angeles has been destroyed by the Earth Shaker and the disastrous flood that followed. Pen’s family has vanished in the wake of the two-pronged catastrophe, and after narrowly escaping death herself, Pen has set off to find them. But could they possibly still be alive?...Magic is no stranger to Block’s world, nor is her signature poetic sensibility. And love, in its many varieties and forms, is celebrated, as always." -- Michael Cart, Booklist