Reviewed by Melanie on April 25, 2017
What if this life is just the beginning. What if in the next life, the choice you make determines where you will live, the rules you live by, your job, and every part of your second life is based on your choice. One choice that determines everything. This is the life that Tenley “Ten” lives in.
Ten’s parents have placed her in an asylum to be tortured to choose their side of the next life, but Ten knows that this kind of choice requires a lot of thought and consideration. Both sides want Ten for her extraordinary skills. Both sides have their benefits and their downfalls.
I found the book to be a new take on a story as old as time. The battle between light and dark, perceived goodness and evil. It was truly refreshing and I felt like it contained a lot of strong themes and some religious undertones.
The characters are interesting, funny, smart, and adventurous. While some may think that the decision is an easy one to make, Ten understands that one decision can change your life and that like a tattoo, you have to live with it forever. The gravity of the decision and how much it ways on her, makes her a realistic character, one that is easy to identify with and some one that I would be friends with. I am looking forward to finishing this series and learning which faction Tenley pledges herself to, and where her story goes from here.