Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Firstlife: An Everlife Novel’ by Gena Showalter

9780373211579_BB.inddWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.

For this week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick, we chose a book that recently hit our radar: Firstlife by Gena Showalter, because we’re suckers for an intriguing premise and a beautiful book cover.

In the world of Firstlife, you have your first life and then you have your second life — the much more important death — known as Everlife. In the immortal words of Imhotep, “Death is only the beginning.”

Firstlife will be available in all its gorgeousness starting on February 23, 2016.

Continue reading for a fuller synopsis that probably makes a lot more sense than everything you just read!




Tenley “Ten” Lockwood is an average seventeen-year-old girl…who has spent the past thirteen months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Not her obsession with numbers, but her refusal to let her parents choose where she’ll live—after she dies.

There is an eternal truth most of the world has come to accept: Firstlife is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death.

In the Everlife, two realms are in power: Troika and Myriad, longtime enemies and deadly rivals. Both will do anything to recruit Ten, including sending their top Laborers to lure her to their side. Soon, Ten finds herself on the run, caught in a wild tug-of-war between the two realms who will do anything to win the right to her soul. Who can she trust? And what if the realm she’s drawn to isn’t where the boy she’s falling for lives? She just has to stay alive long enough to make a decision…


7 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Firstlife: An Everlife Novel’ by Gena Showalter

    • I really disliked Alice in Zombieland, but I’m going to give her another shot because I know a lot of people enjoy her work. Also, I can’t say no to that premise!

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