One night when Liza went to bed, Patrick was her chubby, stubby,
candy-grubbing and pancake-loving younger brother, who irritated
and amused her both, and the next morning, when she woke up, he was
not. In fact, he was quite, quite different.
When Liza''s brother, Patrick, changes overnight, Liza knows
exactly what has happened: The spindlers have gotten to him and
stolen his soul.
She knows, too, that she is the only one who can save him.
To rescue Patrick, Liza must go Below, armed with little more
than her wits and a broom. There, she uncovers a vast world
populated with talking rats, music-loving moles, greedy troglods,
and overexcitable nids . . . as well as terrible dangers. But she
will face her greatest challenge at the spindlers'' nests, where
she encounters the evil queen and must pass a series of deadly
tests-or else her soul, too, will remain Below forever.
From New York Times best-selling author Lauren Oliver
comes a bewitching story about the reaches of loyalty, the meaning
of love, and the enduring power of hope.