Fear My Mortality by Everly Frost
Publication Date: April 5, 2016
In a world where people are invulnerable to illness and death, with lives spanning hundreds of years, a sixteen-year-old becomes witness to the impossible – her brother’s failure to regenerate after death after which she suspects that she too may be mortal.
This book was completely different from most stories involving immortality. There are no vampires or fairies, only an entirely different human race. Written at a break-neck pace that will have you wondering which way is up? and what does time mean?, Fear My Mortality doesn’t go very deep into what is going on, but as this is the first in a new series of books, I suspect this is only part of the story. At times I was completely riveted by this original survival story, and I absolutely want to get to know Ava better. She was thrust into the midst of a larger than life situation, with no preparation whatsoever, and yet she stayed (mostly) strong. I’m still not entirely sure what I just read to be honest. It was all over so quickly I am convinced that there has to be more going on that what we were told, so many secrets and so few answers leads me to believe this is the case. Though there is violence, there’s not really any swearing and no sex so you could safely say this is safe for YA readers and up.
Everly Frost wrote her first story when she was nine. She grew up in a country town, lived for a little while in Japan, and worked for several years in Canberra, Australia’s capital city. Now, Everly lives in Brisbane, Australia, with her husband and two children. She doesn’t speak Japanese so often anymore, has left the cold Canberra winters behind, but has never stopped writing.
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