Gena Showalter returns us to Everlife with the second book in the series, Lifeblood
With her last living breath, Tenley "Ten" Lockwood made her choice and picked her realm in the Everlife. Now, as the war between Troika and Myriad rages, she must face the consequences.
Because Ten possesses a rare supernatural ability to absorb and share light, the Powers That Be have the highest expectations for her future—and the enemy wants her neutralized. Fighting to save her Secondlife, she must learn about her realm from the ground up while launching her first mission: convincing a select group of humans to join her side before they die. No pressure, right?
But Ten's competition is Killian, the boy she can't forget—the one who gave up everything for her happiness. He has only one shot at redemption: beating Ten at a game she's never even played. As their throw-downs heat up, so do their undeniable feelings, and soon, Ten will have to make another choice. Love…or victory.
As Ten lay dying, betrayed by Sloan, she pledges to Troika. She awakens and arrives in Troika to start her training, but as a unique Conduit, her training is definitely different than the other new arrivals'. As Troika, she is separated from Killian, and everyone is certain he doesn't have feelings for her, that he is just out to kill her now that she is in Troika, or get her to spy for him. Ten also has to compete with Killian to sign humans to Troika. Her first assignment is to help Doir, the girl Archer had loved and lost when she signed with Myriad. Doir has been infected with a Myriad disease that could spread. Ten needs to convince Doir to go to court to change her loyalties and cure her of the disease before it spreads. Killian is helping Ten throughout the book, with great risk to himself if he is discovered.
Ten meets so many people in her secondlife. Her grandmother, grandfather, great grandmother, her little brother is there, taken in by a Troika general. And Ten also suffers more loss, which only ends up making her stronger and more determined to end the war and bring peace to Troika and Myriad.
So much happens in this book, and of course it ends on a massive cliffhanger! UGH! And since I suck at writing reviews, I will leave it here. Happy Reading!