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Review: Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans

By Theliteraturelion @LiteratureLion
Level 2 (The Memory Chronicles, #1)Title: Level 2
Author:Lenore AppelhansEdition: hardcoverSeries: The Memory Chronicles #1Released Date: January 15th, 2013Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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Three levels. Two loves. One choice. Debut novelist, Lenore Appelhans has written a thrilling otherworldly young adult novel about a place that exists between our world (Level 1) and what comes after life (Level 2).
'I pause to look around the hive - all the podlike chambers are lit up as the drones shoot up on memories ... I've wanted to get out of here before, but now the tight quarters start to choke me. There has to be more to death than this.'
Felicia Ward is dead. Trapped in a stark white afterlife limbo, she spends endless days replaying memories, of her family, friends, boyfriend ... and of the guy who broke her heart. The guy who has just broken into Level 2 to find her.
Felicia learns that a rebellion is brewing, and it seems she is the key. Suspended between heaven and earth, she must make a choice. Between two worlds, two lives and two loves.

This book had been hyped up so much and I was SO excited to read this one! It flew to the top of my to-read list the instant I saw the cover and read the summary. I'd continuously stalk Lenore's blog just for any previews or information on the novel.

Finally, when it came out, I got it from my library and dove in right away. 

Sadly, this book didn't sweep me away like I expected it to. 

Truly, I didn't connect to Felicia very much. She's a well traveled teen, and I haven't really been out of my state or the surrounding ones. Felicia, on the other hand, is traveling all over the place and she isn't even that old. At times Felicia seems like a goody too-shoes, but then other times she's doing extremely reckless things. Honestly, I think she takes her death too easily. Felicia just kind of annoyed me at times, so that could be why I put up a wall and couldn't relate to her. Also, one thing that absolutely bugged me, was the way things just brushed past her at times. Something major would happen and she wouldn't even care!
The romance in this book was interesting. There was a love triangle, yes. Was it done well, I'm not sure. There was just so much confusion. I knew there was something wrong with Julian, but I couldn't figure out what it was. In the end, his identity just seemed so far-fetch  And Neil, that was kind of weird.
I really don't know what to think of this book. The plot was interesting - that's for sure! I really loved the concept, but I think the characters were just off for me in this book.
I still plan on reading the next novel, just because the plot was so interesting and there is going to be more of Neil and Felicia's romance, because that was one good thing in this novel. 
Review: Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans
Review: Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans

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