Imagine a world where you have to dedicate yourself to one of two realms- Troika and Myriad. Both realms are virtually the same while you’re living, but your realm affects where you go for your “second life” aka your afterlife. Tenley, the main character, has no interest in choosing one of the realms, much to her parents’ dismay. With that being said, her parents aren’t willing to let Tenley be realmless, and so they send her to an asylum to be tortured until she agrees to go to their realm. They’re great parents…right? *cough* not at all *cough*
I didn’t know what to expect going into Firstlife, and all I can say is that I’m really happy that I went in blind. FIRSTLIFE focuses on a “this or that” theme with the realms, and also with the romantic interests. Yes, there is a love triangle of sorts. It’s- well, I don’t want to give anything away. Let’s just say that there are two love interests for Tenley, and they both are enemies, which creates even more delicious tension. What can I say- I’m a sucker for tension in books. Ahhh just thinking about the bickering and bantering between them is making me smile. Personally, I was dedicated to one of them from the very beginning, but I loved seeing both of the love interests change throughout FIRSTLIFE. Neither of them were the same at the end of the book, which I loved. After all, the main character often changes in books, but the love interests? Changes in them occur less frequently.
There are so many other things that I could discuss about FIRSTLIFE because it’s one of those books that is jam packed with interesting plot twists and characters, but I don’t want to spoil anything for you, so I’m just going to tell you to read it yourself! I definitely recommend it and give it 4/5 stars.