Author: Michelle E. Reed
Publication date: December 16, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
About the Book
Dez is finally hitting her afterlife stride. She hasn’t missed a meeting or session in forty-two days, and she’s put the adventures and danger of her first days at Atman behind her. Life after death is becoming tolerable, yet nothing is quite what she’d hoped. Confusion over her feelings for Charlie, residual resentment over losing Hannah, and a continuous stream of unwanted assignments leave Dez restless and argumentative.
In a missed encounter with Crosby, her prying gaze lands upon a single entry in the datebook on his unoccupied desk. These few, hastily scribbled words reveal an enormous secret he’s keeping from her. Possessed by a painful sense of betrayal, she once again sneaks off to Atman City, determined to find answers to an unresolved piece of her life.
It begins as all their adventures do, but as light falls into darkness, a stop in an unfamiliar neighborhood sets forth a chaotic series of events. Dez will have to fight for her very existence, and will face painful, irreparable loss in an afterlife teeming with demons wielding ancient powers.
In M.I.A.: Missing in Atman, the second book in the Atman City series, Michelle E. Reed continues the story of Dez Donnelly, pushing her to her limits and surprising readers at every twist and turn of the vast world that is Atman.
Death was only the beginning.
I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.
I read Life A.D., the first book in this series, and I really liked it so I was excited to read M.I.A. This one picks up pretty much where Life A.D. left off, after a few uneventful weeks in which Dez has been compliant with the rules and seems to be getting along with everyone.
There’s a lot going on in this story partly because of Dez’s complicated relationships with the men in her life. It’s obvious that she is not in touch with her feelings and it’s starting to cause problems in her relationships.
While I understood what Dez was going through in the first book, I was disappointed in her in this book. She was unreasonable and lashed out at everyone, sometimes for little reason. She still had a lot of growing up to do by the end of the book. Hopefully, she’ll start to mature in the next book.
Even though I was disappointed in Dez, I still liked the book. It flowed well, was easy to read, and was suspenseful. The characters are interesting and easy to get attached to. M.I.A. had an interesting ending and I imagine there will be a third book in the series based on it. I look forward to reading it.
About the Author
Michelle was born in a small Midwestern town, to which she has returned to raise her own family. Her imagination and love of literature were fueled by a childhood of late nights, hidden under the covers and reading by flashlight. She is a passionate adoption advocate who lives in Wisconsin with her husband, son, and their yellow lab, Sully.
Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Life AD 2: M.I.A.: Missing in Atman by Michelle E. Reed (INT)