Firstlife by Gena Showalter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I really enjoyed revisiting this YA Paranormal novel. It has such a unique concept, and the world building is fantastic. I am endlessly fascinated by this battle between the afterlives.
I can't wait to see how this trilogy wraps up, so I'm just revisiting the first two novels before reading the newly released book 3, which was definitely a good choice, since these novels are addictive and there's a lot to keep track of.
Book 121 read in 2018
This is my first Gena Showalter book, and I definitely need to read more.
Seventeen-year-old Tenley (Ten) Lockwood was locked in an asylum for refusing to sign her Everlife away to the Myriad realm, which is where her parents pledge their loyalties. Myriad is constantly at war with the Troika realm, and both realms want Ten for their side.
Since she's reached the age of consent, she's at risk of ending up in Many Ends (worst place ever), if her Firstlife ends without having pledged herself to Myriad or Troika. Still, the more people torture, push, plead, beg, and manipulate her, the less inclined she is to commit.
This story went in directions I didn't expect and always held my attention. I really enjoyed it. The concept was fascinating.