Ling is a teenage Chinese girl who works in her parents tea shop & Henry, a middle-aged musician trying to make it big on Broadway; Evie, a big radio starlet who uses her "seeing" powers to communicate with the dead for entertainment & Sam, a happy go lucky street rogue who is trying to find out what happened to his mother; and Memphis, a teenage boy who has the power to heal but is afraid to use it & Isiah, Memphis's little brother who also has the power to "heal" but has been advised against using it by his Aunt Octavia.
The story was quite fast paced and kept crossing paths between the characters giving you an understanding as to how they are all connected. I liked the style in which the story was written but at times found it slightly confusing being whipped back and forth to try and remember who was who (especially in regards to other characters). There were times during the early chapters when I wanted to stop reading as the story was taking a while to get into things and it was a long book but once it got started it brought back my attention.
I also enjoyed the detail used to describe the "wraiths"- (the hungry dead people who craved dreams to survive). The author really made you understand how the victims must have felt just before they took their last breath!
A long story (over 9,000 pages on my Kindle!) but once the pace picked up it was an worth the read!!