After spending time in Victorian England, hiding in shadows, dabbling in magic and machines, and uncovering conspiracies, I thought a little celestial company might be in order, that of the young adult variety. I knocked out Lenore Appelhans's The Memory of After in less than a day. Set in the after life, on what is called Level 2 (the original title of the book), a young woman finds herself in the middle of a revolt between the angels, when all she wants to do is be reunited with the young man she loves. I am now reading the third book in Amy Plum's Revenant trilogy, If I Should Die. Right before that, I read Plum's novella, Die For Her. Both books, set in Paris, feature angelic heroes fighting to save lives against a foe whose sole purpose is to take them. A not so ordinary girl is at the center of the story, in love with an immortal revenant. I enjoyed the first two books in the trilogy, and am looking forward to seeing how the author pulls the overall story together in this final book of the trilogy.
What are you reading right now? Is it something you would recommend?
Every Tuesday Diane from Bibliophile By the Sea hosts
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where
participants share the first paragraph (or a few) of a
book they are reading or thinking about reading soon.
I wish I could share the final line of the paragraph because it really sets up the mood of the book well and gives you an idea of what more is to come. Unfortunately, it contains a major spoiler from the previous book, and so I left it off.In the Dead of the Night I sat on a bridge spanning the Seine, watching a bouquet of crushed white lilies float toward the spotlit Eiffel Tower. I strained to listen for the words I thought I'd just heard.
Would you continue reading?
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