What It’s About: When Felicia dies, she finds herself in Level 2 — an afterlife that isn’t quite disconnected from the living but isn’t quite the “next life.” She and the others in her chamber spend their day plugged into computers where they have access to view all their old memories or the memories of others by way of a very elaborate system of credits. When a girl in Felicia’s chamber suddenly vanishes and a very dark piece of her past enters the chamber, a chamber that nobody on the outside had ever come in, and tells her there is an uprising and rebellion happening against those running the show in Level 2. Felicia isn’t sure whether or not she can trust this mysterious guy from her past but her curiosity about what lies outside her chamber, and Julian’s promise to reunite her with somebody important, just might be the push she needs to follow him and align with the rebellion that is taking place.
Why You Should Be Saving The Date:
1. THE WORDBUILDING. Ok, so I’m going to be honest, at first it was a little slow for me because there was a lot of info about Felicia’s life in Level 2 and the way things work being thrown at you in the beginning but very quickly the world just started to come together and I just couldn’t put it down. I found myself so absorbed in this intricate world and SO fascinated by all its elements that kept being revealed.
2. It’s SO unique in a way that just keeps you reading. I just found this story to be refreshing because it didn’t feel like anything I’ve ever read before. Throughout the story things kept being revealed that blew my mind storywise and the adrenaline started kicking in as pieces start coming together. I never knew what to expect to be honest.
3. Emotionally it’s a winner — I found myself really attune to the emotions of this novel. I felt such a deep sense of sadness at points, I felt anger, the pain of betrayal, longing for what was lost, the tension, etc. It’s easy to make me cry but it’s hard to make me feel deeply, to my core, a ton of different emotions without feeling like I’m on a contrived, whiplashing-inducing rollercoaster.
Who Should Save The Date: Fans of YA looking for something more science fiction in nature, those who like “afterlife” sort of fiction dealing with heaven, hell, angels, etc, those looking for phenomenal worldbuilding of a world that they’ve never ever seen, those just plain old wanting to see what this blogger-turned-author accomplished (I am NOT disappointed in the least).
Have you read this one? Are you excited for it?? Be on the lookout for my FULL review coming closer to the release date.
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