Book Review Of “Afterlife” By Macus Sakey

Between life and death lies an epic war, a relentless manhunt through two worlds… and an unforgettable love story.

The last thing FBI agent Will Brody remembers is the explosion — a thousand shards of glass surfing a lethal shock wave.

He wakes without a scratch.

The building is in ruins. His team is gone. Outside, Chicago is dark. Cars lie abandoned. No planes cross the sky. He’s relieved to spot other people — until he sees they’re carrying machetes.

Welcome to the afterlife.

Claire McCoy stands over the body of Will Brody. As head of an FBI task force, she hasn’t had a decent night’s sleep in weeks. A terrorist has claimed eighteen lives and thrown the nation into panic.

Against this horror, something reckless and beautiful happened. She fell in love… with Will Brody.

But the line between life and death is narrower than any of us suspect — and all that matters to Will and Claire is getting back to each other. (From Goodreads)

I rate this book a 3.75 Stars out of 5

Thank you to Little Bird Publicity for sending me a copy of Afterlife to review, in exchange of an honest review.

I kind of don’t know how I feel about this book. The idea of what happens to us after we die is definitely an interesting one. Is an afterlife really possible? A parallel world to the living? To think that we could be walking side by side with the dead, and not even know it, the idea of that is kind of mind-blowing, when you really stop to think about it.

And can you say that you love someone enough in this life, to do anything to be with them in the next life? This book was a crazy ride, there was just so much to this story, its hard for me to write this, I don’t want to spoil a thing for any of you guys.

This book was like nothing I had really read before, it is like a mash-up of Romance, Thriller, Ghost Story, Action, and Adventure. But because of that, I found myself struggling through some of the chapters, the writing is superb though, and Marcus Sakey really weaves an incredibly intricate story. I would most definitely read another one of his books.

Physics tells us things fall apart, but life is the opposite of that. Life grows, spreads, changes. It’s like the reverse of entropy. So if life is the alpha, and nothingness is the omega, then why shouldn’t there be stages in between?

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