2016 · 3 Stars · Book Reviews · Fantasy · Young Adult

Firstlife │ Gena Showalter

3 starsBook Cover - Firstlife



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…



I didn’t like this book nearly as much as I thought I was going to. I almost went out and bought it new, and not going to lie, I would have been upset if I had spent $20 on this book.

I just couldn’t get into this book. The idea was amazing. I mean come on… two Everlife worlds, both fighting for you?! I would love that to happen to me. But I just couldn’t get over my dislike of Tenley. She is strong and stands up for what she believes. But when you combine her and romance it just took over the whole book.

Will I read the next book? I don’t know. This book ended with a huge cliffhanger, so you kind of have to read the next book. But I am not going to hold my breath for the second book to come out.

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