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Firstlife, written by Gena Showalter, is young adult, fantasy novel. Tenley (Ten) Lockwood has been taught the same thing that every other child is taught when they are younger, that your first life is just a stepping stone for the glorious second life. There are two realms in power that people can choose from, either Troika or Myriad. Troika is full of light and sees the value of first life, anyone in Troika promises to never hurt anyone who is living. Myriad lies in darkness and to them, first life is not where your life matters. All that matters is second life and what realm you choose. Both realms are pinning after Ten Lockwood who has no desire to choose one. If she chooses Myriad then she pleases the parents who locked her up in an asylum, if she chooses troika she leaves the one she loves, and if doesn’t choose she is stuck in the horrid many ends.

Firstlife is a fantastic book for readers who enjoy entering a fantasy, dystopian world. The audience is taken on a whirlwind of an adventure as Ten Lockwood fights to resist the realms. Throughout the story, the readers themselves will begin to think of whether Troika or Myriad would be the better realm for them and the power of one single decision.

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