Book Review: Firstlife by Gena Showalter
The pining between Ten and Killian was kind of drawn out for a little too long, but other than that I really enjoyed this story.
I picked it up because the cover looked like one I’d done sketches of for a book I wrote. Plus, I love YA so reading about Ten and her fight against her parent’s wishes was right up my alley. Right out of the gate, this book is entertaining as heck!
I think my favorite part was the song Ten’s Aunt Lina sings and how that helps her later in the story. I knew it would come back to do something awesome and I was not disappointed. Ten is totally awesome in this story and I’m really glad Showalter didn’t opt for an Archer/Ten/Killian love triangle because I would’ve DNF’d this book so fast.
Instead of relying heavily on romance, Showalter tells a story worthy of her heroine. It is dark, intricate, full of action, and full of glittery beasts (done right, of course).
This was an excellent read!
Overall rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
(4/5 Stars. )
Boredom meter: ?????
I’m struggling through the second one right now, so I wish book 2 was a little better, but book one definitely held my attention very well!