Author: Rose Garcia
Genre: YA Fantasy/Science Fiction
Release Date: May 15, 2012
Eight lives. You'd think Dominique would get it right, but she's failed every time. Now on her final life, Dominique must discover the secrets of her past before confronting the Transhuman hunter who wants to kill her for the last time. Farrell, a mysterious Transhuman protector, and Trent, a hot guy from school, want to help. But it's up to her to get it right this time—or she’ll be dead. For real.
Final Life is a wonderfully interesting book that focuses on the concept of Transhumans - people that existed before "normal" humans and who have above-normal abilities. These Transhumans are divided into Pures and the Tainted who are at war over the Marked One. The Marked One will decide the fate of the Earth and of all Transhumans.
Without knowing it, our heroine Dominique is the Marked One of the prophecy. All she knows is that she just moved to Houston, Texas and is miserable. Soon she has a weirdly familiar hot guy named Farrell living with her family and everything she thought she knew about her life and the world, is about to be turned upside down.
The storyline of Final Life is refreshing and gives new life to the YA sci-fi/fantasy genre. The characters are all likeable and believeable, and we get to see Dominique grow into her role in destiny and accept her fate as The Marked One. There are normal teenage issues to deal with - moving to a new school, making friends, crushes on cute guys - all intertwined with the much bigger plot of saving the world as we know it.
Garcia does a great job of creating a realistic scenario for her novel; one that doesn't seem so unbelievable. The narrative is well written and flows easily, making this a great page turner that I ended up flying through in one day. Final Life is a great YA novel that explores how far someone will go to fulfill their destiny and save the world.
About the Author:
Rose Garcia is a lawyer turned writer who’s always been fascinated by science fiction and fantasy. From a very young age, she often had her nose buried in books about other-worlds, fantastical creatures, and life and death situations. More recently she’s been intrigued by a blend of science fiction and reality, and the idea that some supernatural events are, indeed, very real. Fueled by her imagination, she created The Transhuman Chronicles—a series of books about people who have overcome human limitations. Rose lives in Houston with her husband and two kids. You can visit Rose at www.rosegarciabooks.com. Check her out on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads!
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