Book Review Firstlife by Gena Showalter



Tenley “Ten” Lockwood is an average seventeen-year-old girl…who has spent the past thirteen months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Not her obsession with numbers, but her refusal to let her parents choose where she’ll live—after she dies.

There is an eternal truth most of the world has come to accept: Firstlife is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death.

In the Everlife, two realms are in power: Troika and Myriad, longtime enemies and deadly rivals. Both will do anything to recruit Ten, including sending their top Laborers to lure her to their side. Soon, Ten finds herself on the run, caught in a wild tug-of-war between the two realms who will do anything to win the right to her soul. Who can she trust? And what if the realm she’s drawn to isn’t home to the boy she’s falling for? She just has to stay alive long enough to make a decision…

Jan Review

I gave this book a 3 as the whole concept of what we doing now is just a dress rehearsal for what comes in the Everlife and that you have two realms to choose to sign with while your in firstlife.  Ya got one that is very dark in concepts and another that is light and truth and everything good.  What irritated me mostly about this book is their no reference to refer to get all the many concepts straight.  Two i did feel that the choice our main character had to make was very dragged out i mean 400 plus pages for two boys to convince her to join one of the realms or die unsigned and it up in their version of hell which is many ends.

Things i liked was the concept is very unique i never read a story quite like this one.  I also like how their were various sci fi aspects that i could i identify with from other books i read.  I also like how Ten really stuck to being unsigned no matter what was thrown at her or who they killed to convince her to join one side or the other she did not choose until the very last min and ultimately she did it very good reasons.  I hoping the next book is a little more grounded in the concepts that were introduced in book one and that their more plot then a choose that needs to be made.

Also i like to point out this is my frist novel for the author i do own the zombie land chronicles just not read them yet.




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