Richly imaginative and compelling, When I Died (E-book August 2018) (hardcover and paperback by Iuniverse Inc. 2016) by Elizabeth Eckert is an after-death love and adventure story with dark forces creating suspense and turmoil. An air of mystery in the story adds to its quality, and there is a what-happens-next aspect that propels the story along. There’s also a truly charming quality in the story, especially in the voice of young Adrianna (Anna), who is only 17 when she dies. Elizabeth Eckert has Anna’s voice just right—from the somewhat petulance of her first few days being dead, to her compassion for her little sister, and on through the story to her growing love of Jonathan. Anna and Jonathan must make some heart-wrenching choices, especially in the climax, that make their characters all the more intriguing. Readers will watch Anna grow up and mature—even if she is technically dead. Eckert excels in creating another world for her readers.