Sunday, September 14, 2014

Chasing Before (The Memory Chronicles, #2)by Lenore Appelhans

Posted by Angel kk at Sunday, September 14, 2014

Synopsis

“I’m a ticking time bomb. And one day soon everything is going to explode.”

Felicia and Neil have arrived in Level 3 and are supposed to prepare for their divine vocations.

But during Felicia and Neil's training period, a series of explosions rips through Level 3. Tension is high, and casualties are mounting. A rift forms between the pair, one that grows wider when Felicia receives memories from the Morati. The memories cast doubt on the people she loves the most, but Felicia can't stop her curiosity. She has to know the truth about her life – even if it means putting at risk everything she’s worked for in her death.

Review

 
“I’m a ticking time bomb. And one day soon everything is going to explode.”

Felicia and Neil have arrived in Level 3 and are supposed to prepare for their divine vocations.

But during Felicia and Neil's training period, a series of explosions rips through Level 3. Tension is high, and casualties are mounting. A rift forms between the pair, one that grows wider when Felicia receives memories from the Morati. The memories cast doubt on the people she loves the most, but Felicia can't stop her curiosity. She has to know the truth about her life – even if it means putting at risk everything she’s worked for in her death

Review

An advance copy of this title was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I enjoyed Lenore's take on the afterlife in The Memory of After (previously titled Level 2), I also  liked the use of flashbacks as memories to show us how Felicia had spent her  time on Earth prior to entering Level 2.   

Level 3 is a place where you are supposed to learn your vocation like healer, demon hunter, muse, or seraphim guard, and then continue on with your afterlife. Upon arriving in Level 3, Felicia and Neil discover that Level 3's world has been thrown upside down by the arrival of the Morati. There is a war brewing, and Felicia may be the key.

Chasing Before is splits between the afterlife and memories of being alive.  In Level 3, the focus is on moving on with your life, well afterlife. 

Lenore draws on various sources to pull things together from  Christian and angels,  to other mythologies.  It’s all structured in a creative and  imaginative.

This is not going to be everyone's cup of tea. But if you are a fan of story's based it the afterlife then this is definitely a book you should try.

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