Chasing Before (The Memory Chronicles #2) (Hardcover)

By Lenore Appelhans

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9781442441880, 368pp.

Publication Date: August 26, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (8/25/2014)
Paperback (9/15/2015)
CD-Audio (8/26/2014)

List Price: 19.99*
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Description

Perfect for fans of The Matrix and Inception, Chasing Before follows Felicia as she grapples with a futuristic afterlife in this riveting sequel to The Memory of After.

It’s been four months since Felicia saved Level 2 from the Morati, the corrupted angels who trapped her and her boyfriend, Neil, in the afterlife. Now, she and Neil are finally ready to move on to the mysterious Level 3, an afterlife training facility where humans pick a career to pursue until they supposedly retire to the next level.

Shortly after arriving, Felicia learns some shocking truths about her life that make her question everything. Neil wants to focus on the future, but Felicia insists on looking for answers about her past. Just when Felicia thinks things can’t get any more complicated, deadly explosions begin to rock Level 3, and Julian—her charming former love who might still be aligned with the Morati—reappears.

Felicia has a choice: Will she do everything in her power to expose the Morati and end the destruction of Level 3, even if it means never knowing who she really is? Or will she chase after the desires of her heart and risk losing her past humanity, her present afterlife, and a future with Neil?


About the Author

Lenore Appelhans has been blogging about books since 2008. After reviewing hundreds of them, she decided to write one. She is the author of The Memory of After, The Best Things in Death (an e-short story), and Chasing Before. Lenore also wrote Chick-o-Saurus Rex, a picture book illustrated by her husband, Daniel Jennewein. She lives in Frankfurt, Germany, but loves to travel, so you can often find her on planes—at least until she learns how to teleport. Visit her online at PresentingLenore.Blogspot.com and on Twitter @LenorEva.


Praise For Chasing Before (The Memory Chronicles #2)

"Readers will root for Felicia and Neil....The way Appelhans mixes memory with plot is exceptional."

"Immensely layered."

“This imaginative debut brings conflict to the afterlife....An absorbing, sensitive read.”

“Absolutely gripping. My heart pounded on nearly every page. You won't be able to put it down.”

“Appelhans brings the afterlife to a whole new level. . . . A high-voltage thrill ride through love, death, and memory that will leave you breathless.”

“A gripping debut! This utterly unique take on the afterlife poses fascinating questions . . . I can't wait to read the rest of the series to find out the answers!”

"Appelhans maintains tension even as Felicia struggles with her romance....She also gives readers a nice balance of characters, with distinct, varied individuals who offer some nuance..."

"The tone is light enough to appeal to a wider audience, including those looking for a suspense-tinged dystopian tale."