by Django Wexler
Medallion Press Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 1932815716
Date: October, 2006 List Price $14.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
From book description: In Japanese folklore, Shinigami is a spirit that collects the souls of the dead. At age fourteen, Sylph Walker died in a car accident. That turned out to be only the beginning of her problems... When she and her sister Lina awake to an afterlife, of sorts--the world of Omega, ruled by cruel, squabbling, and nearly all-powerful Archmagi. When Lina finds a magical sword of immense power, she becomes the unwilling epicenter of the conflict. The sisters are forced to join the Circle Breakers, rebels sworn to prevent the tyrants from expanding their rule.
(Source: Medallion Press)