Author: Katlyn Duncan
Series: The Life After #2
Published: October 2013 by Carina UK
Genres: YA, Paranormal, Romance
Life after Life
Now Maggie has been given the chance of her after-life to become a Guard, nothing will stand in her way. Not even the undeniable attraction she feels for her trainer and past love—Jackson. But when the battle between Shadowed and Guard begins again which side will she choose?
When her boss, Felix, partners Jackson and Maggie up with Ally and Cooper to investigate terrifying Shadowed activity, she doesn’t think it could get any worse. Jackson and Cooper barely tolerate each other and this time, Maggie isn’t just proving her loyalty to the Guard during one mission...she has a side mission too. One so secret and so dangerous she can’t tell a soul...
Book 2 in The Life After trilogy.
This is one of those reviews that I kind of tap my fingers on the desk thinking how best to write it. I don’t want to give anything away because there is a lot of good things that happen. My favorite thing about these books is the element of mystery that is involved in them. Despite finding out so much in book one there were still many unanswered questions. Some of which come out in book two. There are also new things that come out that we didn’t know about. Lacing the book full of intrigue. This book didn’t read like a second book it read like an extension of the first. I say that meaning I didn’t feel that second book lull that can sometimes happen. There was a enough continuing of the first book and adding new things to the story to keep the pace moving.
We also see a lot more of the developments of relationships between Maggie, Jackson, Cooper and Ally. As well as some new characters. The four of them are stuck together on a mission. I wouldn’t consider it angsty. It’s not like Cooper and Jackson spend their time fighting for Maggie. I think my brain makes more of a love triangle then there actually is. We all know where Jackson stands but Maggie still doesn’t remember him and she doesn't know if she wants her memories back. She is also too focused on all the other stuff going on around her to become obsessed with her love life. This is a key part of Maggie’s character for me. She’s a strong character on her own and doesn’t need that love life bump to make her interesting.
Solid plot for book two, the continuing of the character development and that perfect pinch of drama made this a great read for me. I’m not going to say much else because I really do not want to give anything away.
Ahh the ending, was both really good and really not what I expected. Where is book three? I can’t wait to read it and continue on with the series. This is definitely one of my favorites involving the afterlife.