Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Review: Afterlife the Resurrection Chronicles: By Merrie Destefano

Chaz Dominguez is a professional Babysitter in New Orleans, helping to integrate the recently deceased into their new and improved lives. Though Fresh Start has always been the only game in town, resurrection isn't all it's cracked up to be. Nine lives are all a person can get - and a powerful group of desperate, high-level Nine-Timers will stop at nothing to possess the keys to true immortality.

Now the only hope for Chaz and his family - and the human race - lies in the secrets locked away in the mind of Angelique, the beautiful, mysterious Newbie he must protect . . .

My review: This story is set in the 21st century, centered around a family whose business is giving people second lives, no more death, as a matter of fact you can come back nine times, just like a cat folks. However you will have to read over a fourth of the book to finally put this all together, as the author does not give you an inkling as to what is going on...bouncing from one character to the other in a very haphazard way, but when you finally figure out what is going on it gets pretty interesting. I like the concept, a different approach of mankinds futile attempt at eternal life by their own means.
I will give this one  3 croaks..


Anna said...

Hi B,

Thanks for stopping by and leaving that wonderful comment. I have been enjoy your blog too. It's fun to read Michelle's reviews and then get your take on them as well. :)


Dottie (Tink's Place) said...

Hi B!

I have this one on my reading list, the publisher was supposed to send a copy, not holding my breath though, should have been here a ways back.

I like Merrie Destefano though, so I'll probably pick it up. Interesting take on the whole eternal life thing...

Dottie :)