Current Reading Mood: Urban Fantasy
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I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Review: Afterlife by Merrie Destefano

Afterlife (The Resurrection Chronicles, #1)Afterlife by Merrie Destefano

Frigging Amazing! Why did it have to end?! 


Chaz Dominguez is a professional Babysitter in New Orleans, helping to integrate the recently deceased into their new and improved lives. Though Fresh Start has always been the only game in town, resurrection isn't all it's cracked up to be. Nine lives are all a person can get—and a powerful group of desperate, high-level Nine-Timers will stop at nothing to possess the keys to true immortality.
Now the only hope for Chaz and his family—and the human race—lies in the secrets locked away in the mind of Angelique, the beautiful, mysterious Newbie he must protect . . .

My Thoughts:
One of the most original Urban Fantasy books of the year!
What an awesome reading streak! The last 10 books I've read were A+. I love it. Afterlife is the first novel in The Resurrection Chronicles by Merrie Destefano. That's a mouth full!
Starting off, you get a 101 on Babysitting, and no I don't mean taking care of children. Babysitting in Afterlife takes a whole new meaning to looking after someone. I'll break it down for you. Resurrection is a way of life in this world. Nine lives is as much as a person can get, but for me, nine is more than enough. Each time someone dies there memories are downloaded into a new body at "Fresh Start", which is the facility and head mangment of Resurrections and more. Even when it's capiable of having nine different lives, that still isn't enough for some people. Which is when others try to fine a true life of immortality. That can never be good, and it only brings trouble everyone, espeically Chaz and Angelique.

Each chapter titles which character's POV it will be in. We get a variety of POVs in this novel, which I enjoyed. There's Chaz, Angelique, Neville, Russell and even the dog named Omega. Chaz and Angelique have the most chapters in their POV's. I really liked the characters. The secondary characters really stuck out, and had me intertained. As for a dogs POV, I enjoyed it, but since I'm a avid reader of shape shifter / Werewolf novels, and have read the POV of animals before, I found it not as believeable as others I've read. Of course no one can know what a dog is really thinking, but I found this Omgea was way to smart and thought more like a human than other animal POV's I've read before. I did still enjoy it though, I love when authors mixes things up, and having a few chapters ina dogs POV really mixes it up. I said POV a lot in this paragraph, huh?

Afterlife is a wonderful, exciting and refreshing read. The characters are interesting, and the plot keeps you on your toes. If your an Urban Fantasy reader, this book should go on your TBR pile. If your a Urban Fantasy reader, who is stuck in a reading rut, then this is really the novel for you. It's a mix up from normal Urban Fantanys. And original read indeed! .

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