Monday, February 20, 2017

Book Review and GIVEAWAY: Lifeblood (Everlife #2), by Gena Showalter {ends 2/27}

Killian's words echo through my mind. If I fight for you, I help my realm lose the war. If I fight against you, I lose you.

No middle ground.

Choose.

My tears—such silly, useless tears—spill over my cheeks, leaving hot, stinging tracks in their wake. I thought I was prepared to give up everything for my realm of choice. I thought I could live with any consequences.

But the cost is already too high. 

I reviewed Firstlife, the first book in the Everlife series, last March, and I gave it 3.5/5 stars. It was an intriguing read, and when I heard it was going to be a trilogy, I couldn't wait to read the next book in the series, Lifeblood. Although I found it to be a bit more confusing than the first book, overall I did enjoy it.

Official synopsis:
Book Review and GIVEAWAY: Lifeblood (Everlife #2), by Gena Showalter
My Firstlife is over, but my Everlife is only now beginning.

With her last living breath, Tenley "Ten" Lockwood made her choice and picked her realm in the Everlife. Now, as the war between Troika and Myriad rages, she must face the consequences.

Because Ten possesses a rare supernatural ability to absorb and share light, the Powers That Be have the highest expectations for her future—and the enemy wants her neutralized. Fighting to save her Secondlife, she must learn about her realm from the ground up while launching her first mission: convincing a select group of humans to join her side before they die. No pressure, right?

But Ten's competition is Killian, the boy she can't forget—the one who gave up everything for her happiness. He has only one shot at redemption: beating Ten at a game she's never even played. As their throw-downs heat up, so do their undeniable feelings, and soon, Ten will have to make another choice. Love…or victory.

First off, you definitely need to read Firstlife before reading Everlife - there's a helpful glossary of terms in the beginning of this book, but otherwise you won't know Ten's backstory, or details about her relationship with Killian. There were some terms I forgot the meaning of, too, that weren't listed in the glossary, like ML, and TL, but eventually I figured out what they meant. 

Ten reminds me a lot of Tris, from the Divergent series, actually, and she's a great character. That being said, this book is packed chock-full of details from the battles between Myriad, the other Afterlife group, and Troika, the group that she chose shortly before her "Firstlife" death, and because of that, it took me a while to get through the novel. 

If you're a fan of dystopian books, though, this is an interesting read, and the third book in the series, called Everlife (after the series' name), will be out in 2018 sometime.

Lifeblood will be in stores on February 28th. 3 stars out of 5.

*Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for reviewing it. The opinions expressed here, however, are my own.

  

GIVEAWAY:

One of my lucky readers will receive a copy of Lifeblood!

Enter via the widget below. Giveaway will end on Monday, February 27th, at 11:59pm EST, and winner will be notified via email the next day, and have 24 hours to respond, or an alternate winner will be chosen.

U.S. residents only, please.

Good luck!

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