Book Review - Firstlife

Book Review - Firstlife - Life in Another World So Similar...

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Life in Another World So Similar Yet Different Abbi Porter “These men and women…they aren’t just sun against moon but truly light versus dark. I tried to have the best of both worlds, while doing to others what I hated others for doing to me. Pushing my agenda. I wanted peace.” Firstlife by Gena Showalter College Writing (ENG 110 W 003) Instructed by Byock, Ashley
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Life in Another World So Similar Yet Different Abbi Porter Reading this book, the ends are never just ends. Endings, in fact, are the most important beginnings. Firstlife was written by Gena Showalter earlier this year. The book is part of a sequel. From the Everlife series, you will also find Lifeblood which is estimated to be released come February. The third and final book is planned for 2018. When one days in their firstlife, they think of it as the beginning of their true life. This is because once they die they do not technically go to the kind of afterlife that we think is in store for us. They move on to one of the two realms and live an eternal life as a spirit. The only way they die as a spirit is if they run out of Lifeblood. Most spirits do not die unless they take on a combat job or a job that goes to Earth. The series itself is about a girl name Tenley Lockwood. She lives in a world where life on Earth is only her first life. Her second life, what is said to be the most important of the two, is her everlife. She can choose to between two realms to spend her everlife in. She could sign for Myriad or Troika. Her parents want her to choose Myriad because they already had but she is Unsigned due to not having feeling drawn to either of them. The risk with being Unsigned is that if Tenley dies and have to takes on her everlife, she will have to go to the realm of many ends where she would experience dying over and over again. Tenley, Ten for short, sadly will already be experiencing enough pain from what her parents put her through to decide between the realms. As a reader, you will observe a tale of adventure, challenges, friendship, self-exploration, and love. Not only does the book open your eyes to the idea of a different afterlife, Firstlife makes you more open to thinking about where we will go after we die. I love that the storyline keeps your eyes glued to the pages. Showalter did a tremendous job reaching towards her 1
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  • Fall '16
  • Ashley Byock
  • Gena Showalter, Abbi Porter

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