Saturday, June 7, 2014

Week 23 Reviews: The Best Things in Death, Chasing Before

From Goodreads:
Neil -- A week before his car crash with Felicia, Neil spends a perfect day at the swimming hole. He and Felicia have never been happier. But can he work up the courage to tell her that he loves her?

Julian -- Months before the events of THE MEMORY OF AFTER, Julian and Mira spy on Felicia and Autumn during a trip to Iceland.

Libby -- Character first introduced in CHASING BEFORE. Libby and her boyfriend Jeremy head off on a road trip to Las Vegas and stumble upon truths potentially deadly to their relationship.

Brady -- Character first introduced in CHASING BEFORE. An unexpected encounter with the charming Oliver brings cancer-patient Brady out of his shell.

From Goodreads:
"I'm a ticking time bomb. And one day soon everything is going to explode."

Felicia and Neil have arrived in Level 3 and are supposed to prepare for their divine vocations.

But during Felicia and Neil's training period, a series of explosions rips through Level 3. Tension is high, and casualties are mounting. A rift forms between the pair, one that grows wider when Felicia receives memories from the Morati. The memories cast doubt on the people she loves the most, but Felicia can't stop her curiosity. She has to know the truth about her life – even if it means putting at risk everything she’s worked for in her death.

My Review:
Oh, my, these were just 2 great wonderful stories! I really, absolutely, positively loved them, they were so freaking good, and actions had consequences, like the real world, and yeah, just built on the awesome sauce that was Level 2!

I enjoyed meeting new characters in Death, and then their roles in Chasing Before, that was just fun! And yeah, new characters, just so excited, because new equals questions and different plot lines, and just all sorts of things to shake things up, as it so happened, and yeah, so good!

I really enjoyed their romance develop, because we saw her memories of how it was when they were alive, and now that they're dead, and things are different, and they had to adjust to that, and to these new them's, and new us's. That was just great!

I loved what we learned about Felicia, because there were some hidden mysteries that we didn't know about, that we learned, and while we might not have learned everything, well, what we learned was just so freaking fantastic!

I really enjoyed these books, they were incredible, and I can't wait to see what Lenore Appelhans writes next, because this book does feel like the end of the series, but I could be wrong!

Author: Lenore Appelhans
Series: The Memory Chronicles #1.5, 2
Read: May 31st, 31st, 2014
Source: Tuebl, Publisher for Review
Reason Why: Love this series, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Books!
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Published: May 27th 2014
Expected Publication: August 26th 2014

The Best Things in Death:
5/5 Hearts
4.5/5 Books
4.5/5 Stars

Chasing Before:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
4.5/5 Stars

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