- File Size: 3987 KB
- Print Length: 329 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Canaby Press, LLC; 1 edition (July 9, 2019)
- Publication Date: July 9, 2019
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07RZHHLC6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #396,298 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Alexis vs. the Afterlife: A Rockin' Comedy with Magic and Monsters Kindle Edition
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-- Publisher's Weekly
"The writing itself was fantastic. [...]The unique voice really helped each character come to life and made this a standout read. This story basically has a personality all its own from the voice to the characters and humor. Alexis is one of those characters you don't need to like or find relatable to get hooked on. Her screw-you-world attitude alone is enough to make you want to see what she'll do next."
-- Kate Valent, Reedsy Discovery
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The book's summary covers all the basics: Alexis McRiott, former child star, is haunted by the one-hit-wonder she never wanted, a silly sitcom about magic. Killed in a completely freak accident on the proverbial eve of achieving her *true* dream -- becoming a guitar-wielding metal star -- Alexis soon discovers that her "silly" sitcom has, somehow, left her with a unique set of tools for dealing with the afterlife as a ghost.
In short order, Alexis encounters the Grim Reaper, two other ghosts of centuries past, and a poltergeist ... and then Hart's tale really hits the ground running!
"Alexis vs. the Afterlife" is several things -- funny and witty (as I have come to expect from Hart); clever and inventive (why can ghosts pass through walls, yet can still walk on the floor or sit in a chair?) -- but most of all, it is really FUN to read. It made me want to find out what would happen next, and it made me literally laugh out loud more than once. It was simply a fun romp, an escapist fantasy that left me wanting more.
It's books like this that make it a true joy to see that "Book 1" in the title. I am very much looking forward to more Alexis McRiott Jams in the future. :-)
Trying to navigate the ghostly world is presenting her with some challenges and her fumbling through it using some of the scripts from her old show has now put her on the radar of the reapers and other ghostly ghouls.
Alexis only wants to get to the performance and maybe get some of her life back, she doesn’t want to become the “One” for some naïve do gooder prince and his uptight female sidekick, although the sidekick is super hot…
This story has it all, crappy parents, bully’s, sneak attacks, a bit of creepy potentially pedophile characters, reapers that aren’t playing by the rules, a bit of romance and some growing up by all of the major characters. It will have you laughing, groaning in despair, angry, weepy, cheering all the while hoping that Alexis finally gets the break she deserves after all of the crappy things she has had to endure.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
This could be a badass album cover on its own, but now you add the whip-smart dialogue and delightfully twisty plot (full of deep, layered characters), and you’ve got the book equivalent of that acid trip you took back in college where you traveled into the Black Sabbath dimension and punched the devil in the junk.
Well-paced, expertly foreshadowed, and at times even touching, this story will almost make you wish you were a child-star burnout too.
...but like, in a good way.
The writing itself was fantastic. The author has several books under his belt already and it showed in the quality and smoothness of the writing style. The unique voice really helped each character come to life and made this a standout read. This story basically has a personality all its own from the voice to the characters and humor. Alexis is one of those characters you don’t need to like or find relatable to get hooked on. Her screw-you-world attitude alone is enough to make you want to see what she’ll do next.
This book is a parody of urban fantasy, including all those “chosen one” stories. If you are in the mood for a book that pokes good-natured fun at those stories then Alexis vs. the Afterlife is the perfect book for you. This isn’t the type of story you read to take seriously. This is the type of story you read for a good time. For those not familiar with the genre, most of the humor and clichés it makes fun of will go over your head. For those who are familiar with the genre, buckle up and prepare to have a laugh or two.