Texting the Underworld is about twelve year old Conor O'Neill who lives in South Boston with his parents, younger sister and next door is his Grandpa or Grump as he is lovingly called. Conor's little Irish neighborhood is home to the frequent sounds of car alarms and the screech of owls, but Grump knows that those sounds are really the “keen” of a banshee come to weep for the person about to die. So when red-blond headed Ashling appears to Conor foretelling that someone in the O'Neill family is going to die, he knows that he must come up with a plan to protect them. Poor Conor though doesn't know who it is and Ashling isn't telling either. Ashling just wants to experience as much as she can of current time before completing her task for the Lady of the Other Land. But, how will Conor keep Ashling a secret from everyone else while making sure that no one sees her keen, because if they do they too will drop dead.
Review copy received as a part of authors blog tour giveaway at http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2013/08/texting-underworld/
a big thank you to both.
ETA: Review copy donated to school library.