Friday, February 19, 2016

BLOG TOUR: Firstlife Review

Author: Gena Showalter
Goodreads Rating: 3.60
Pages: 480
Format: ARC from the publisher




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…

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in paranormal and contemporary romances, as well as young adult novels. Her series include White Rabbit Chronicles, Angels of the Dark, Otherworld Assassins, Lords of the Underworld, Alien Huntress and Intertwined.

Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been translated all over the world. The critics have called her books "sizzling page-turners" and "utterly spellbinding stories", while Showalter herself has been called “a star on the rise”. 

I have been a huge fan of Gena's since I read her Alice series, and I can't wait to read her Intertwined series as well. This new series is off to a great start. This first book introduces us to our key players, Archer, Ten and Killian and the choices that they represent. One boy represents the light and the other one represents the dark and Ten is the one that needs to make the choice as to which way she wants to go.

I liked Ten, she was strong and independent and stupid at some points. Her stubborn streak was frustrating at some points but her goal of being able to choose for herself. The whole concept of the first life and second life was really interesting. I was interested to see the way that the each side would present their case to Ten.

For being nearly 500 pages long, the internal monologue for Ten was frustrating. I understand that she was supposed to be caught between making a decision, but the flip flopping got frustrating. I was still super excited about the whole story and the love interest that developed.

Can't wait for book two!

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  1. I've also read books that the author uses way too much internal dialogue when the character is face with a decision and i just want to shout "Just do something!" I love this cover and based on the limited time pressure, it's a perfect match!



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