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"Utterly unique and absolutely riveting--I couldn't put it down! What a marvelously cool world."--New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. MaasFrom the author of the New York Times bestselling White Rabbit Chronicles series comes book 1 of a brand new series in which life as we know it is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death.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
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 145 x 211 x 43mm | 544g
  • English
  • Original ed.
  • 0373211570
  • 9780373211579
  • 85,532

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"Utterly unique and absolutely riveting-I couldn't put it down! What a marvelously cool world." -New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas"Firstlife is a nonstop thrill ride that will stop your heart...and shock it back to life. This book is #1 on my keeper shelf!" -#1 New York Times bestselling author P. C. Cast"Firstlife illuminates the depths of human resilience and the power of love, even in the darkest hours." -Kresley Cole, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Arcana Chronicles"I couldn't stop rooting for Ten, an unforgettable and powerful heroine who is obsessed with numbers, creates the coolest reverse poems, and fascinates the baddest bad boy Showalter has ever written." -#1 New York Times bestselling author Kristin Cast"Raw, edgy and dark-Firstlife weaves intricate threads of intrigue, adventure and romance that will leave you craving more." -Wendy Higgins, New York Times bestselling author of the Sweet series"Firstlife delves into the power of a single decision-and the consequences that come with it. Every word grabs hold of your heart and leaves you breathless. Don't miss this incredible journey!" -New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Roxanne St. Claire"Showalter creates a vividly unique and edgy new world in Firstlife with characters who won't easily be forgotten." -Katie McGarry, critically acclaimed author of Nowhere but Here and Pushing the Limits
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13,706 ratings
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3 22% (3,018)
2 10% (1,311)
1 6% (773)
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