Afterlife: The Resurrection Chronicles

Afterlife The Resurrection Chronicles Chaz Domingue works as a professional Babysitter in New Orleans His job is to integrate and protect the recently deceased into their new and improved lives a position he reluctantly accepted after his

  • Title: Afterlife: The Resurrection Chronicles
  • Author: Merrie Destefano
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Chaz Domingue works as a professional Babysitter in New Orleans His job is to integrate and protect the recently deceased into their new and improved lives a position he reluctantly accepted after his father was murdered Though Fresh Start has always been the only game in town, resurrection isn t what it s cracked up to be Nine lives are all a person can get and a powerChaz Domingue works as a professional Babysitter in New Orleans His job is to integrate and protect the recently deceased into their new and improved lives a position he reluctantly accepted after his father was murdered Though Fresh Start has always been the only game in town, resurrection isn t what 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 Unfortunately, this places Chaz at the lethal center of a maelstrom.Now the only hope for Chaz and his family and the ultimate fate of the human race is secretly locked away in the mind of Angelique, the beautiful, mysterious Newbie who s been entrusted to Chaz s care

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    1. Set in the New Orleans of the future, Afterlife gives us a chilling look at what humanity might become if we developed the technology to transcend death. The Fresh Start company uses clones and memory “downloading” to resurrect anyone with the money to pay for the privilege, up to a total of nine lives. But as we quickly learn, there are so many things that simply weren’t thought out before the technology was unveiled.The hero, Chaz Domingue, is a scion of the family that founded Fresh Sta [...]

    2. One of the most original Urban Fantasy books of the year! I'm on a hell of an awesome reading streak. The last 10 books I've read were A+. I love it. Afterlife is the first novel in The Resurrection Chronicles by Merrie Destefano. That's a mouth full! Starting off, you get a 101 on Babysitting, and no I don't mean taking care of children. Babysitting in Afterlife takes a whole new meaning to looking after someone. I'll break it down for you. Resurrection is a way of life in this world. Nine live [...]

    3. I received an ARC of this book and I am totally floored by it. It went beyond anything I could even imagine. It was urban fantasy based in a place I love to read about, New Orleans. But, this New Orleans is a futuristic one where life and death are completely turned on their ears. Where cats are not the only ones with nine lives, if you choose that path. (Not a spoiler because it is in the description on the back of the book. If fictionally questioning God's plan is offensive to the reader then [...]

    4. Nine lives aren't enough for those seeking immortality.Fresh Start employee Chaz Domingue assists his newly resurrected charges for their first week, and this one's proving a real challenge. Angelique Baptiste's previous identity had ties with Chaz's brother, and was highly involved in some revolutionary research - the results for which some people will kill. With resurrection, that's not much of a threat, but Chaz is a One-Timer who never signed up for future lives.Merrie Destefano has crafted [...]

    5. I received and ARC of this book and it was amazing!In the first few chapters, that hanging chapters based in separate character's POV was a bit disorientating for me in the beginning. As the story developed it engulfed me into this work of a future time where people can "jump" their consciousness to a new body up to 9 times. In a car wreak and you have the expensive chip. swoosh =new body.It is a really interesting concept and it made an amazing story. Once you get used to the different characte [...]

    6. This was definitely original, but the world didn't hold my interest.Plot 3 stars - Not to bad. There is a lot of potential with the series. Action was not bad. Cover 2 stars - Is it just me or does the cover model look like she's on crack? She is really freaky looking. Angelique is supposed to resemble a model. What happened?Writing 1 star - Confusing. Their was not enough information to keep the reader informed. Most of the book kept me confused. All new paranormal terms and the author did a te [...]

    7. Where to start? For the first 1/2 of this book I was a ball of frustration. My hubby kept asking, "Still reading that one? Why don't you stop and move on?" The answer so many 4-5★ reviews had me curious what I was missing. The book dumps you into the world with little to no explanation of, well, anything. You meet the two mains, Chaz, who is a babysitter and employee of "Fresh Start". And, Angelique, the Newbie he's babysitting. There are many POVs, including a dog's, which added to some of m [...]

    8. Destefano's debut is a darkly wonderful novel, fast paced and compelling, chuck full of suspense & mystery, murder & deceit, with the ever present struggle of good vs evil, and just a dash of romance. The story takes place in New Orleans in a type of futuristic world, totally different from our own and makes you appreciate the fact that your world is not like this. At least for me it did. It's done in several different character POV's, including a dog. Yes, I said dog, but Omega is no or [...]

    9. If I had the time, I would have finished this book in one sitting. Terrific storytelling. I really enjoyed how Destefano laid out this story by telling it from the different character's point of view. This helped me understand exactly what each character was thinking and feeling. I feel it was the best way for this story to be told. I wasn't confused by the multiple point of views at all.The futuristic setting in New Orleans was perfect and felt believable. The only thing keeping this book from [...]

    10. Oh, what a hot mess this novel is! First, the author should refrain from all her stilted metaphors. They are overwhelming. Second, she should give some thought about developing characters. Chaz, Russell, and even Angelique are practically interchangeable. In fact, we are told that Chaz is a musician, but only Russel has musical metaphors. Third, although showing, not telling, is the best way to advance the plot, this novel's history and background remain opaque well past page 75. Even after some [...]

    11. I really enjoyed this. It is so unusual. Great suspense, fantastic world building, and just wonderfully unique.

    12. I've never read a book that's left me completely and utterly speechless by the time I finished it. Usually, I'll have something to say, even if it's a sentence as simple as 'I love it' or, 'I hate it'. A simple 'I love it,' however, won't cut it for AFTERLIFE. This novel is so rich with beautiful descriptions, reflections, and events that I fear I will be unable to give anything Merrie has incorporated justiceTERLIFE is in this futuristic New Orleans setting, where everyone on earth can live mor [...]

    13. I managed to do a one day read! Really surprising since my little niece was home today, being her usual loud self! Love her to death, but she hasn't learned the meaning behind inside voice yet.Anyway, I read Merrie Destefano's debut Afterlife and it wasn't too bad. It was another different read for me. Other then the idea of resurrection there wasn't too much supernatural involved. But the cover was wicked awesome so I couldn't pass reading this.The book was told in multiple points of view, whic [...]

    14. Afterlife gives an intriguing peak into a world where you can live forever (or at least resurrect 9 times).I will not re-write what the book is about (you can read about it in the blurb above or in some of the other reviews). Instead, I want to share what I liked about Afterlife.First, the writing is great. Her descriptions of New Orleans jump off the page. You can feel the humidity, hear the sax playing on some lonely corner, see the shadows and fog roll over the city. I usually do not enjoy fi [...]

    15. This sci-fiction suspense type mystery, frustratingly left me unsatisfied, I didn't mind the numerous point of views angle or the plot/concept, I thought that was an awesome idea for a novel & the writing angle refreshing & new, which is why I picked it up in the first place. I just couldn't get on with the characters I found them lacking. I hate not fininshing a book - so read on, yes it picks up about chapter 7-8 but still left me uninspired, I just didn't like it & I really wanted [...]

    16. I would have given this book more stars had the author not gone for a predictable ending. SPOILERS!!!! The plot was very interesting, did not like the dialogue spoken by the cajuns though. Seemed way overdone. Loved the main character, Chaz and was growing fond of Angelique. Like the niece alot too. What pissed me off was how Chaz was completely excited to raise his niece as his daughter.until he decided to fall for Angelique. When he turned around and saw someone worth living forI was stunned t [...]

    17. This is a unique Urban Fantasy. Most books I read entertain me, but this one made me think as well. What would the world be like if people got do-overs with their life? Merrie had very insightful ideas on what would happen and as you can guess life as we know it would have to change drastically.The book is even different from the story telling point of view. Each chapter is from the point of view of one person. You get different POVs for the events that happen. Even the dog's POV which was kind [...]

    18. I just couldn't get into this book tried three times. There wasn't anything that caught my attention and I didn't like the switching between characters. Normally I don't mind that but it bothered me with this book. It just flat out was not interesting.

    19. I give it a 2.5-3. Just not my cup of tea. The story is a neat concept but all the jumping around with the different POV's and religious stuff kinda turns me off.

    20. The premise of this book is very interesting but once reading it, you come to realize the book isn't about anything but the goodness and validity of religion. It was highly disappointing.

    21. This is my favorite book by Merrie Destefano so far! What's funny is that it's one of her earlier titles. I first discovered her young adult stuff, like the thriller "Lost Girls" and the Irish water myth story "Fathom". Both good. But "Afterlife" hits a sweet spot for me.The story is set in a not-too-distant future where humanity has figured out how to live multiple lifetimes via "resurrection" -- they have a new body cloned and download their consciousness into it when they die. But there's a f [...]

    22. Afterlife sounded like it was going to be unique and exciting. Sadly, it was only one of those things. It's set some time in the near future, and humans have discovered resurrection. Now, most people are "downloaded" into cloned bodies after they die, and then they just keep on living. Chaz is a babysitter for such people. He makes sure they settle into their new lives before letting them be on their own. His latest newbie is Angelique, and someone tries to kill her on her very first day of her [...]

    23. Synopsis from the back cover: Welcome To Your Next Chance. Chaz Dominguez is a professional Babysitter in New Orleans, helping to integrate the recently deceased into the 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 [...]

    24. Afterlife the Resurrection ChroniclesBy Merrie DestefanoIt is really difficult to review this book. I have rarely seen such a sweeping attempt to incorporate so many grand ideas in such a completely haphazard way. The book is science fiction but often read more like urban fantasy – especially at the end when things waxed very metaphysical.At times it was like the author thought up several really cool ideas (living nine times, a world divided between stringers and one timers, needing a death ce [...]

    25. Original review posted at Bite Club4 starsHave you ever picked up a book with low expectations, only to have said book totally hit it out of the park? Merrie Destefano’s Afterlife was that kind of book for me. When I was approached to review it, I was in a bit of a reading funk. After reading the blurb I was still a little uncertain as to whether I was going to like this reading experience. Let’s face it, a story involving reincarnation is kind of tricky but, I’m happy to announce that I w [...]

    26. 3.5 starsThis one didn't hold my attention as well as I would have liked for its combination of conspiracy, action techno-post-humanoid treatment of death.Chaz Dominguez is Angelique's babysitter-- she's died in prior bodies and has jumped to a new, cloned body and has to be hand-held while she integrates past memories and her new body.Only Chaz isn't just a babysitter, he's part of the family that started the company Fresh Start (that allows people to jump to new bodies when they die) and also [...]

    27. ~4.5 stars~I'll be the first to admit when I read the back cover copy for this book I wasn't sure if I would like this book. Don't get me wrong I read a ton of paranormal fiction but it's mostly full of teen angst and romance (yeah I read YA fiction). However when I learned that this book featured a dog as one of the main characters I thought, "Cool, a furry creature who isn't a werewolf!" I jumped at the chance to review this book and I was not disappointed in the least.This book has an awesome [...]

    28. The Resurrection Chronicles: Afterlife is a novel of Fiction by Merrie Destefano from EOS.Book Blurb:Welcome to your next chance.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 t [...]

    29. Review “AFTERLIFE is a seamless combination of hard-boiled mystery, science-fiction exploration of a future based on cloned existence after death, and a fantasy struggle for the survival of good in an evil world. Merrie Destefano has made a fine start on a promising career.” (James Gunn, Science fiction Grand Master )“AFTERLIFE is like smoke in the darkness – intriguing and illusive. Merrie Destefano led me on a gritty page-turning journey of life, death and resurrection. I was riveted f [...]

    30. Wow. What a brilliant debut novel! Afterlife by Merrie Destefano is intriguing, dark and mysterious. Merrie had me hooked from the very beginning, throwing me head first into the action. She did a wonderful job creating a scary world where humans recreate resurrection over and over. This book was very different from most of the novels I've read, which made it extremely refreshing.The story is told in multiple points of view, we even get a run down of a very lovable doggy's play by play. For this [...]

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