Thursday, October 29, 2015

Lifer by Beck Nicholas

The Bourne Identity meets Under the Never Sky in this intergalactic tale of love and deception from debut novelist Beck Nicholas.

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 perfectOPPORTUNITY 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 gamingWAREHOUSE 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...

My Take:   This was a very enjoyable book.  Asher was my favored character and she seemed to just get stronger and stronger as the story went on.  The story line that the Lifers had to pay for their ancestors debt was very nterestng .  Lady seemed to be a bt unhinged but she seemed to now how to push her son Davyd's buttons and wanted to do just that.  t was a bt hard to enjoy the story line that had to do with Blank when one became so invested n the story of the Lifers on the ship. 

Chapter - by provided a review copy of this boo n exchange for an honest opinion.