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Product Details

  • Paperback: 234 pages
  • Publisher: jessINK (February 9, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983325227
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983325222
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,454,574 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I'm not talking about how the main plot of the story ended, but rather how the author left a huge cliffhanger at the end!
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The Other Side of Life is a well thought out, beautifully crafted fantasy novel with a great plot and fully-drawn characters that are alive and engaging.
Joe Perrone Jr
She's combined several elements seemlessly in one book - fantasy, social commentary, romance, technology, astrology and action/adventure.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 7, 2011
Format: Paperback
So, who here is a perfect snob about not reviewing self-published authors? (**blushes**waves hand**). Yeah, that's me. And guess what? Jess C. Scott's The Other Side of Life schooled me right into the bad kids' corner.

Scott isn't just a decent writer; she's good, as in G-O-O-D. This Other Side of Life isn't just interesting; it's enterprising. You'd think so many different elements - sci-fi, classic fantasy, romance and something of n hero quest (with a twist) - could become jumbled and be too much at once. There's even a hint of a dystopian setting here. Somehow, Scott makes all the distinctions flow together. I didn't have to try to make the mixing work together - the writing makes it seem perfectly natural and the story flows. That's saying a lot when reading about a tall, hot elf walking around in 2035 with a Bond-worthy, high-tech doofatchee on his wrist:

"Nin looked up and around the abandoned stone church, in quiet solace and admiration.

There was something distinctly unique about the building - it felt safe.

He waved a hand in front of the hidden camera situated in a crack in the stone wall, watching the small screen on his N-Gage wrist device. The screen showed the scene at the church - empty - with no sign of him, or his moving hand. Debug: successful, he noted.

An old battered wooden cross hung on the wall, and there were a few pews strewn about the interior. The air was cold. The silence, overpowering."

-The Other Side of Life, page 1

Scott has a great way of weaving unfamiliar elements through familiar settings, and I think is one of the reasons why everything works well together. I think for fans of urban fantasy, this particularly works well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Posner on January 28, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
The Other Side of Life by Jess C. Scott is a genre-bending short novel. (I got it at Smashwords; that's why I don't show a guaranteed purchase here.) Nin, Tavia, and Dresan, the elven trio, are after an ancient parchment. A chance encounter with two girl thieves, Anya and Leticia, gives Nin the great idea to break the secrecy with which the elves are hidden and trust a few humans with the skills they need. Anya is smart, spunky, and competent; Nin is confident, wry, and genuinely good at heart. Will they be able to trust each other? And where does Leticia's rich boyfriend Julius come into the picture?

Jess C. Scott has advertised The Other Side of Life as being about cyberpunk elves, and there are indeed Tolkienesque elves as central characters, equipped with advanced technology to manipulate security systems, steal memory, and travel at amazing speeds (that's magic, too). They live in a marginalized underworld (both physical and metaphorical) called the Velvet Underground. They operate on the fringes of human life, as elves sometimes disguise themselves as humans while keeping their culture secret. More than just a cyberpunk story, however, this novel is also an intense romance that invites you to think about motifs like soul mates and self-sacrifice for love. It is also about life, death, and afterlife. Oh, and it's a technically detailed crime thriller. And it deals with the relationship between human technology and the natural world. And it contains some social commentary about pharmaceuticals and human materialism. There is plenty to think about, and with two more books to come in the series, I expect these themes to be developed extensively, and others besides.

Jess is an author of multiple books who has earned an established and growing readership.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Darcia Helle TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 31, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
This book is marketed as cyberpunk but, for those drawn to more traditional reads, don't let that label scare you off. Within these pages, we're treated to fantasy, suspense, mystery and romance. The characters, both elven and human, are vivid, feel real and immediately drew me right in to the story. They made me care, which ensured that I would follow them wherever they led me.

The plot is intricate and incredibly well crafted. At the same time, it is not so complicated that a reader would have difficulty keeping up with the details. So much is right within this story, from the three-dimensional characters to the subtle (and maybe not so subtle) messages about our current society. My only complaint is that I have to wait for book 2.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ravina Andrea Kurian on May 11, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
I love books that offer you an escape from the real world, where you can breathe, laugh and cry with the characters.

This book offered that most of the time, but here and there you got tangled in unnecessary commas and hard to read sentences. You'll catch yourself reading back a few sentences to make sure you understand what is happening.

Where the genre is concerned, this is my first time reading "cyberpunk" so maybe my issues with the pacing came from lack of knowledge of the genre.

The story offers drama, love and fantasy. You want to keep reading just so you can successfully relate to Nin and his predicament. As the book title suggests, the author successfully provides with a world on "the other side of life".

Overall assessment:
Story: 4/5
Characters: 4/5
Editing: 3.5/5
Formatting: 4/5
Pacing: 3.5/5
Offensive content?: Minimal(PG)

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author through Orangeberry Book Tours. I did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was I obligated to write a positive one.
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JESS C SCOTT is an author / artist / non-conformist who loves original stories and seeking the truth. She writes in a variety of genres and is a socio-political blogger.

Her fiction and non-fiction have appeared in a variety of online magazines and literary journals, such as Bards & Sages Quarterly, Word Riot, Under30CEO, The Online Citizen, and Maine Coast Journal (September 2014).

Her book THE INTERN was a Reviewer Top Pick at Night Owl Reviews (2011), and her psychological thriller PLAYMATES received a Readers' Favorite Five Star Award (2014). Hell Horror calls PLAYMATES "a great original masterpiece," while San Francisco Book Review describes it as "a psychological thriller at its best."

In 2012, Jess participated on two panels discussing sexuality in literature at the Singapore Writers Festival. Her erotic fiction has been described as "provocative" and "thoughtful" by discerning readers seeking more than a collection of sex scenes when it comes to erotica.

She is the founder of jessINK, a publishing company dedicated towards creating meaningful entertainment.

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