Author: Gena Showalter
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: February 28, 2017
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy
With her last living breath, Tenley “Ten” Lockwood made her choice and picked her realm in the Everlife. Now, as the war between Troika and Myriad rages, she must face the consequences.
Because Ten possesses a rare supernatural ability to absorb and share light, the Powers That Be have the highest expectations for her future—and the enemy wants her neutralized. Fighting to save her Secondlife, she must learn about her realm from the ground up while launching her first mission: convincing a select group of humans to join her side before they die. No pressure, right?
But Ten’s competition is Killian, the boy she can’t forget—the one who gave up everything for her happiness. He has only one shot at redemption: beating Ten at a game she’s never even played. As their throw-downs heat up, so do their undeniable feelings, and soon, Ten will have to make another choice. Love…or victory.
Lifeblood picks up IMMEDIATELY where Firstlife ended, and thank the gods for that! If you read the first installment, you know the epic turmoil that Gena left us in, and the turmoil spills over into Lifeblood.
In Lifeblood, Ten has to deal with the loss of a loved one, the betrayal of a close friend, loosing Killian in her choice to join Troika, and adjusting to her Secondlife and her new responsibilities. And that's just the tip of the iceberg!
Here is what I can say without spoiling anything. Lifeblood does not suffer from that "second book syndrome". It is just as good as the first book in the series. Lifeblood is well written, fast paced, and action packed. It is quite literally unputdownable.
If you are a fan of Gena Showalter and have not picked up this series yet, you must. You will love it just as much as her other books.
Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the Intertwined Novels, the White Rabbit Chronicles, and the Everlife Novels, among numerous novels for an adult audience as well. Her stories have been praised as “unputdownable.” Gena lives in Oklahoma with her family and a menagerie of dogs. Follow her on twitter @genashowalter and visit her website at genashowalter.com.