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Publication Date: December 16, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Asher is a Lifer, a slave aboard the spaceship Pelican. A member of the lowest rung of society, she must serve the ship’s Officials and Astronauts as punishment for her grandparents’ crimes back on Earth. The one thing that made life bearable was her illicit relationship with Samuai, a Fishie boy, but he died alongside her brother in a freak training accident.
Still grieving for the loss of her loved ones, Asher is summoned to the upper levels to wait on Lady, the head Official’s wife and Samuai’s mother. It is the perfect opportunity to gather intel for the Lifer’s brewing rebellion. There’s just one problem—the last girl who went to the upper levels never came back.
On the other side of the universe, an alien attack has left Earth in shambles and a group called The Company has taken control. Blank wakes up in a pond completely naked and with no memory, not even his real name. So when a hot girl named Megs invites him to a black-market gaming warehouse where winning means information, he doesn’t think twice about playing. But sometimes the past is better left buried.
As Asher and Blank’s worlds collide, the truth comes out—everyone has been lied to. Bourne Identity meets Under the Never Sky in this intergalactic tale of love and deception from debut novelist Beck Nicholas.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with a review copy for an honest review.
Lifer is a unique sci-fi, dystopian where Beck wrote an amazing hierarchy system that really worked for this future world. The rotating POV’s kept me intriquged between what was going on and the mysteries surrounding them. I have not read a great dystopian in awhile and if you haven’t either then definitely try this one.
The first POV we get is from a girl named Asher. She has just been through the loss of her brother Zed and boyfriend Samuai. Asher is a Lifer and as such is treated much like a slave. Samuai and her were a forbidden love. She misses him but was never allowed to truly have a relationship with him even though she loved him. Zed and Samuai died during a training accident but no one is revealing the details.
The second POV we get is from Blank. He wakes up not remembering his name or anything about his past. When Blank scans his palm and his data comes up with his limited intel, the name that appears for him is Blank; how fitting. Blank soon meets a girl named Megs. Megs at first meeting makes him think of someone else but he can’t remember who. Blank knows that this person must have been important to him but he can’t remember.
Soon Asher is asked to come and work for Lady, this is Samuai and Davyd’s mother. Davyd seems to not be able to stand Asher and her kind, and just wants her to stick to her duties. Davyd tells Asher that Samuai was not worth her love. She doesn’t understand why he would tell her this and if he is just playing games with her. She feels electricity every time she touches Davyd and feels that she is betraying Samuai since it is so soon after his loss.
Will Blank discover who he is and will that change everything? Can Asher help Lady find out what happened to Samuai? Will Asher and Davyd deny their pull or will they work together to solve what happened? You have to read this book to find out.
I really enjoyed Lifer, it was full of innovations and really cool concepts that kept me wanting to read more. The chemistry Beck created was amazing as well. The only thing that was a little off putting to me when reading this book was the titles she gave the different class distinctions.The titles put me out of what type of book I was in and where it was at, but that was just a minor thing. The book was amazing and I have been waiting for a great dystopian again, so thank you and I can’t wait to continue this series. I am giving this 4 out of 5 stars.
I always wanted to write. I’ve worked as a lab assistant, a pizza delivery driver and a high school teacher but I always pursued my first dream of creating stories. Now, I live with my family near Adelaide, halfway between the city and the sea, and am lucky to spend my days (and nights) writing young adult fiction.
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Contest Ends November 13
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