Title: Life, A.D.
Author: Michelle E. Reed
Genre: Young Adult/Speculative Fiction
Publication Date: December 10, 2013
Formats: eBook and print
In Life, A.D. you have two choices: join the program or face the consequences.
Seventeen-year-old Dez Donnelly crashes headlong into fate on the side of a rural highway, her life ending in a violent collision of steel and screaming brakes. The train that delivers her newly departed soul to the crossroads of the afterlife won’t be carrying her to the sweet hereafter until she accepts her abrupt end and learns to let go of the life she’ll never finish.
Her new reality is conduct manuals, propaganda, and unrelenting staff, all part of a system to ease her transition from life to death, while helping her earn her way out of limbo. Atman City, beautiful and enticing, is an ever-present temptation that is strictly off limits to underage souls. The promise of adventure proves too strong, and beneath the city’s sheen of ethereal majesty, Dez discovers a world teeming with danger.
Welcome to Life, A.D. where being dead doesn’t mean you’re safe, and the only thing harder than getting out of limbo is getting through it.
* I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review*
I freakin' loved this book!! I thought it had such a cool concept, and I really can't think of one thing I didn't like about it!!
I thought the idea of what happens after life, and basing a story on that was brilliant! There is no religious theme to this book, which to me, makes it all the more interesting. Can you imagine having to process all the emotions knowing you're dead and your life is gone? All your plans, all your aspirations are no more? This is what the book explores.
With such deep issues you would think the book would be sad and depressing right? Wrong! This book has humor, love, and adventure. Not to mention it's well written! The characters are developed and the relationships and conflicts they have together seem real and genuine.
Love young adult books? Want to read something unique and just plain awesome? Like being on the edge of your seat and not wanting to put a book down? Read this book. You will love it!
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ABOUT MICHELLE E. REED:
Michelle E. Reed was born in a small Midwestern town, to which she has returned to raise her own family. Her imagination and love of literature were fueled by a childhood of late nights, hidden under the covers and reading by flashlight. She is a passionate adoption advocate who lives in Wisconsin with her husband, son, and their yellow lab, Sully.