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New Edition: previously published as Fear My Mortality.What if everyone in the world was invincible… except you?In an alternate version of today’s Earth, everyone is invincible. Since the beginning, people have been able to heal so fast that nobody can be hurt or killed. The normal lifespan ranges hundreds of years. Despite all that, Ava Holland is afraid of death. When thNew Edition: previously published as Fear My Mortality.What if everyone in the world was invincible… except you?In an alternate version of today’s Earth, everyone is invincible. Since the beginning, people have been able to heal so fast that nobody can be hurt or killed. The normal lifespan ranges hundreds of years. Despite all that, Ava Holland is afraid of death. When the unthinkable happens, her only ally is the boy she should fear the most. Michael Bradley is the strongest, fastest healer anyone’s ever seen. But Michael has secrets too. Together, they run from a society that rejects them. Michael seeks redemption and Ava seeks safety, but when the truth is revealed, it’s up to Ava to save them both.Beyond the Ever Reach is the first book in an action-packed four-book series.Note: This is a new edition: previously published as Fear My Mortality....

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  • Jaymin Eve
    2018-12-02 07:58

    I was very fortunate to read an early copy of FMM. Hooollllyyyyy awesomeness. Everly Frost has crafted a superb story in Fear My Mortality. From the first page I was hooked, right up until the last page when I immediately wished I had the second book.Ava is a character I could read about every day. She's strong but vulnerable, and when her entire world is turned around she manages to keep moving forward and battling for her freedoms. She's determined and smart and the type of heroine to admire. She's not perfect, she's real and genuine and full of heart.Michael is ... everything. I love him and would like one of my own to keep. Just one of course, I won't be greedy.The storyline is fast paced, filled with action and intrigue. I found myself flipping pages so fast to try and find out what was going to happen next to Ava. The writing is beautiful, descriptive and poetic at times. I could picture everthing so clearly, as if I was there. Five out of five stunning stars for this debut novel.

  • Cale Dietrich
    2018-12-07 10:26

    I was extremely fortunate to read an early draft of this book, and I absolutely loved it. It has EVERYTHING I want in a new YA series! It has an incredibly likeable heroine, a complicated (and super swoony) romance, and a world that I just adore. Oh, and that's not even mentioning the action! There's some serious blockbuster-level stuff in here. Trust me, if you're looking for a new YA series to fangirl/boy over, it's here.MAJOR HYPE FOR THIS!

  • Jessica (Jessabella Reads)
    2018-11-15 11:17

    Fear My Mortality was a unique and refreshing YA novel with well written characters, a fast-paced plot, and a wonderfully built world! This story will reach into your heart and pull out so many different emotions; while Frost's beautiful writing forces you to realize just how precious every moment of life truly is and to never take anything for granted. There are some really great lessons to be learned in this one, and would be a great book club pick, as there are many ethical and emotional discussion points to choose from. I really enjoyed Ava as a main character. She has no choice but to throw away everything she thought she knew her entire life, and use her inner strength, bravery, and courage to get through extremely challenging and deadly situations. The entire premise of this story is super unique! Humans that live hundreds of years, but aren't supernatural creatures! How often do you read that? I was at once captivated by this strange, yet utterly compelling world. I flew through Fear My Mortality, as there are twists and danger at every turn. The action-packed plot sequences and mystery kept the midnight oil burning, as I raced along with Ava to try and figure out what would be around the next corner!There is a beautiful friendship/romance that develops between Ava and another character, but I don't want to give anything away. You will just have to read the story to find out!This is a story that I would want my children to read one day, to learn how important our own mortality truly is for many different reasons. The cliffhanger ending lets us know that there is more adventure to come with Ava and I am super excited to see what happens in the next book! I hope it is going to bring new surprises, a wonderful romance and more of Frost's beautiful worldbuilding! I simply cannot wait!

  • Rachel's Book Reviews
    2018-11-22 04:13

    Holy Crap! Dudes, This was amazing. So much more than I expected. --- 2-01-16Holy crap! This book blew me away. I really wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked the book up. I’ve read books that have immortal (or extremely long-living) humans in them, but it’s always been a tossup for me. More than half the books I’ve read with immortality I ended up disliking. Some authors pull off amazing stories, while others just kind of flop. This one falls into the former category. The title “Fear My Mortality” piqued my interest. I couldn’t quite anticipate why a society of immortals would fear a mortal? The answer? They fear her because this means that they too, can become mortal. It was amazing how Everly managed to build a world, were there was a logical reason the immortals feared the mortal. It was amazing that she managed to pull off a world, were immortals feared death. They managed to have a real fear of something they never experienced, something they didn’t understand. This book is cinematically action packed. At first, it made me wary. Some authors can over do the action and under appreciate emotional sequences. I think I still would have loved more thinking/emotion scenes to balance out the action. But there are emotional sequences sprinkled throughout, and those moments were well done. I liked the hesitant relationship between Michael and Ava. They quickly had to learn to rely on each other and I liked that Ava had to make herself vulnerable to Michael. What he says in reaction to having to stitch up her back? Aww. That made me all melty inside. Ava doesn’t strike you as the weakling. At one point, she has no choice but to reveal one of her weakest points to Michael, the boy who killed her brother. In that scene, it was almost like she was sharing a piece of her heart. I like that she took that leap of faith and decided it was for her own good to share that part of herself with him. It encouraged them to rely on each other. To heal with each other. The tender love between them was immensely enjoyable. Tender, in fact, is the perfect word to describe it. At first, it seemed fairly one sided. Michael was doing all the protecting. But at the pinnacle of the book, the roles were reversed. It was Michael, instead of Ava, who was left hurt and vulnerable. Ava’s inner scorpion lashed out and protected him. And then they became more like each other than they ever imagined. I love that Ava kept her humanity. So many characters in so many survival novels, end up sacrificing their humanity for the greater good. You know, to survive. And while there is definitely a place for that, I like how far Ava went in her endeavors to keep that empathy within her. The book did have its flaws. It ended on somewhat of a quick note, and it wasn’t entirely clear if there would be a sequel (there will be!) A few clichés here and there. But that tender relationship, and the scene where Ava becomes Michael’s protector? It entirely won me over. It was a beautiful, touching scene. The overall theme of the novel was intensely dark, and emotionally raw, my favorite kind of book. Hallucinations? Political intrigue? Romance? Check check check. It addressed what it means to have your reality shaken. I know exactly what that’s like. I used to have hallucinations all the time. (Ironically, one was a scorpion.) I know what that raw vulnerability feels like. I think that’s why I felt so connected to what she shared with Michael. It’s difficult to share those things with others. Especially one who had a key role in undoing your world in the first place. I know what the walls feel like that Ava had. The ability to block everything out and start over, in order to understand what was real and what wasn’t. Absolutely Five stars from me. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a fabulous novel about empathy, darkness, and innumerable odds when it comes to surviving with the ones you love. - See more at: http://www.rachelsbookreviews.com/fea...

  • Elsa Munoz
    2018-11-23 06:59

    I received an advance copy of this book for an honest review:First things first, the book pulled me in right from the beginning. It wasn't just the description that caught my attention, but the title. The title seemed to have an edge to it! :) Once I started reading it, the book totally did not disappoint! The main character, Ava, is a girl who lives in a ultra-modern world where people don't exactly die when they get hurt. They "regenerate". Normally, I'm not much of a sci-fi fan (if this falls into that category), but with an opening line of "I never could watch anyone die." doesn't draw you into a book, I don't know what will! I only have one last comment to add.....When's book 2 coming out!!Happy reading! :)Elsa M.

  • Casey Lyall
    2018-11-13 03:59

    Okay. So you know when you read a book and it's so amazing and you're fully IN THE WORLD and you get so caught up in it that you finish reading in one sitting and then you desperately want to read the next book because you need to check on your people, your new friends that even though you just met them, you love them and you're concerned about their welfare, but too bad for you because book two doesn't come out for another YEAR and then you just die because who can deal with that? Yeah. That's me and this book right now.First of all, I loved the whole idea behind the book and the world building was excellent. Right from the start, I was immersed in the story and quickly invested in the characters. And every chapter just pushes you toward the next (there's a reason I read this in the course of one night - I couldn't stop!) and the tension rises with every scene. There's some excellent action sequences that also had me extremely concerned for Ava and Michael.Ava was a great character - brave, compassionate, vulnerable yet resilient. I loved the slow burn relationship that built between her and Michael. All in all, an excellent and original read that leaves you asking some big questions (how important is our mortality to our humanity?) and I absolutely cannot wait for book two!

  • Evangeline
    2018-12-03 10:18

    Be sure to take a deep breath before diving into Fear My Mortality because you won't have a second to come up for air. This book is action-packed and intense.16-year-old Ava Holland lives in a world where humans heal and regenerate, making them practically immortal. But after Ava's brother fails to regenerate, Ava's mortality is in question and the authorities as well as a dangerous renegade group are after the secrets in her genetics. Pursued by merciless humans and flying drones, Ava has no choice but to accept the help of Michael, a guy she has every reason to distrust. With unique dystopian threads, cool futuristic science and tech, and just the right amount of swoony romance, Fear My Mortality is sure to capture fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent and anyone who enjoys fast-paced, can't-put-it-down fiction.

  • Amy Allgeyer
    2018-11-15 06:57

    Wow! What a thrill ride this book is! From beginning to end, this is a journey that'll satisfy even the most avid adrenaline junkies. Frost blends super high-stakes and non-stop action with emotionally deep characters that readers will really connect with. The alternative world is fully depicted, the characters are multi-layered (and might surprise you!) and the action...oh my heck! Prepare yourself with a few marathons because this book will leave you absolutely breathless! Frost gives readers just enough time to catch a breath before amping up the danger and sending us off on another terrifying run. It's epic and so so FUN!I'm giving this five stars and an "I can't wait for Book Two!". (I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.)

  • Janet
    2018-11-18 08:22

    I loved the premise of this book before I even read it. It starts with an alternate Biblical scripture of when Eve partook of the fruit. Except in this version she didn't and so was blessed with immortality.And what if humans were immortal? What if we couldn't be killed? Everly Frost explores a world that isn't afraid of dying. A world that doesn't value life and concern for others. Because why should they? If someone dies, they'll come back to life . . . well, at least until a person is well into their multiple hundreds. And since no one dies, killing is a sport. Something you do for fun on a weekend. And where boys where their number of deaths as a badge of honor.So when Ava Holland discovers that she is mortal . . . unlike everyone else, she is shunned by society because they're afraid mortality might be catching. But even worse than those who shun her, are those who want her so they can use her mortality against their enemies.The world building was awesome! From the first page, I understood just how callous this world was . . . a mother who's 5-year-old had just been stuck by a car and killed. Nobody worried about the boy. They were annoyed that they'd be late for work. And as the book progressed, the action kept me turning the pages. Honestly, I had no idea how she could possibly escape her situation. And it wasn't just one of those books where she spends the whole time running. No near misses for her. Ms. Frost has built a believable world that explores the worth of our mortality and the compassion for others that comes with it. I really enjoyed this book!(Note: I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.)

  • Claire Fayers
    2018-11-10 06:00

    I was fortunate enough to read an ARC of this book. The concept grabbed me even before I'd started, but it was the characters that kept me reading. Ava is a great heroine, brave and likeable, torn between fear for her own safety and her instinct to rescue and help. Then there's non-stop action, romance, terrific world-building, and cliff-hanging suspense. Hunger Games fans will love it.

  • Janet McNally
    2018-11-19 10:13

    Fast paced and original, with well-drawn characters and a great sense of tension and suspense throughout. Just a lot of fun to read, with characters I really connected to. I love the premise—what would happen if humans were immortal? This is something that storytellers have considered back to the stories of gods in ancient myth, and Frost has a fresh take on it. Great book!

  • Melanie McFarlane
    2018-11-21 12:26

    Oh, where do I start. I was instantly sucked in from the first paragraph (you can read it on Amazon = no spoilers here). I mean, seriously, a kid gets hit by a car an no one really cares. In fact, even his own mother treats it like an inconvenience -- Uh, hello, son I'm gonna be late for work! Get up already!In the land of immortality first death is just a pain in the butt.From there I was taken on a roller coaster ride of emotions. As Ava preps for her Implosion (a coming of age tradition where your parents *ahem* help you achieve first death) no one empathizes with her discomfort. I seriously felt for her, feeling antsier the closer the event came. And then just when I think things can't get more interesting...wham...what happens at Implosion? Well, I can't tell you, but I will say you'll never see it coming...Fear My Mortality will keep you at the edge of your seat, with page turning excitement, and twists and turns you never saw coming. Ava is the perfect heroine, both vulnerable and caring, which makes her that much more important. Michael is the golden boy from school, driven by purpose and duty.A 5 star fantastic YA read, I can't wait to read the sequel!And don't worry, there's a little bit of romance for those of you interested...

  • Karen Fortunati
    2018-11-24 10:12

    The phenomenal title grabbed my interest and I was really excited to read this arc. I can tell you the story is a thrill ride from the first page. The action is almost nonstop with the more quiet moments sweetened by a pitch perfect friendship/romance. The reader's introduction to this world of immortality is a jolt with one of the opening scenes a car accident involving a toddler. His mother is more affected by the disruption to her schedule than the horrific injury to her son. And the reader soons learns why. This lack of emotion, of humanity, is a startling consequence of a world where death is delayed for hundreds of years. A fascinating debut not to be missed!!!

  • Tressa (Wishful Endings)
    2018-11-24 04:58

    Check out my tour stop here!FEAR MY MORTALITY started with a unique and engaging premise and stayed there, with a story that holds the reader's interest from beginning to end. Full of action, intrigue, heartbreak, a little romance, and desperation this futuristic story had it all. If you enjoy reading in the dystopian or scifi genre, definitely pick this one up!I began this book late at night and thought I'd just read a few chapters before bed so that I would have a head-start in getting it finished the next day. I never put it down. I literally ate up the pages as fast as I could. It was engaging and I not only felt immersed in the story, I also really grew to love these characters and cheered them on as they faced challenge after challenge just striving to survive and not be at the hands of scientists who would use them.The author did a fabulous job in allowing the reader to know these characters, to feel what they felt, and to drive emotion into the story. Everything also made perfect sense with the scifi elements and for me, that's a big deal. So many times I read a story and it comes across as unrealistic, but this story was not that way at all. There was no info dumping. I learned along with the characters and as they lived their lives. It worked, these characters came alive, and the plot was propelled forward in this twisted fight of mortality versus immortality and the fear of war.I'm so glad this is a series because I'm not quite ready to let go of these characters. I can't wait for book two!Content: Some violence, but clean.Source: I received a complimentary copy through a tour host for the purposes of a virtual tour, which did not affect my review in any way.

  • Kathy Osborn
    2018-12-06 09:08

    This book was fast paced and had me wondering what was going to happen next. The story is around humans that have immortality, but people who are slow healers are shunned. Ava faces her first test as an immortal during the Implosion, where a person is killed and comes back to life. Her brother, Josh has already done this and leaves Ava during the ceremony. Something goes terrible wrong and this changes the course of Ava's and Josh lives. Ava is a strong character with such inner strength that shines through and maintains her throughout this story. My heart went out to her as not being understood and abandoned. Michael helps Ava or does he really put her in more danger? Does an attraction between the two change Michael or does he do what he is told to do. Michael is strong, but yet a side of him has a soft spot as both he and Ava fight for survival. I was taken on a ride that was exciting and yet full of hope for the future with these two characters. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading dystopian stories. I can't wait to see what awaits Ava and Michael in the next book.

  • Kourtni R.
    2018-11-24 07:24

    For a more in-depth review and other book-related posts, visit my blog at kourtnireads.wordpress.comI received an eARC from the publisher, Month9Books, in exchange for an honest review.This book was SO GOOD. I was hooked from page one and could not put it down. The entire time I was reading this book, every night I was in a cycle of "just one more chapter." The suspense and action will keep you wanting to read more and more. When I actually finished the book, I wanted there to be more! (Can I have book 2?)The characters are incredibly interesting. The "bad" characters have you wondering why they would possibly do the things they are doing and even the "good" characters have you wondering whether or not they can really be trusted. Ava (the MC) goes through quite a bit of development. She starts off as a kind of "follow the leader" type of person, hiding away parts of her that may be seen as weird or abnormal. By the end though, she thinks for herself and definitely doesn't let other people tell her who she should be or what she should do. I found the overall concept of the book and the world within it to both be quite unique and interesting. I've read plenty of sci-fi, but I can't remember reading anything like this. The world itself was incredibly interesting and had me wanting to learn more about it. I found it especially interesting how, since people were essentially immortal (well, kind of mortal, but they live for hundreds of years) how they just didn't care when people died. Overall, this book was absolutely wonderful and I adored it from beginning to end. Everly Frost knows how to write a story. I highly recommend it if you like sci-fi even a little bit. I honestly can't think of a single negative thing to say about it!!

  • nick
    2018-12-03 04:05

    All images courtesy of PinterestHoly WOAH! Fear My Mortality was definitely one heck of an awesome ride! I don't know what it is exactly about this book's summary that attracted me, but I knew once I read it that it was a book that I needed to experience. I'm so glad I went with my instincts because Fear My Mortality was a badass book and an absolute thrill to read!The whole concept of the book was so interesting. It's a world where all humans are immortal and killing is considered to be a sport that people partake in regularly. Just how creepily cool does that sound? At the center of this world, you have Ava, the protagonist whose whole world turns upside down on the night of her Implosion, a ceremony to celebrate her first death, when her brother dies before her eyes and doesn't come back to life. Before she knows it, she's running for her life and trying to escape the grasp of those who want to do tests on her to find out whether she's a mortal too and those who want to kill her. Ava was a pretty fantastic main character for a sci-fi setting. She was thrown into this situation out of the blue with absolutely zero knowledge as to what was going on. She undeniably scared, but she also funneled her fear into something positive that helps her stay alive. She was a smart girl, who we frequently got to see use her logic and intelligence throughout Fear My Mortality. What I especially loved was how she was wary and untrusting of everyone around her - it was actually realistic given how everyone wanted something from her. She was a great main character and I loved that we got to see both her brave and vulnerable sides.I'll admit to being a bit hesitant of her love interest, Michael, initially because he was the one to kill Ava's brother and his father was behind the testings being done on Ava. But he gained my trust slowly throughout the book. By the end of the book, I had fallen for his sweet personality, his warmth and his willingness to go to lengths for Ava. Their relationship was also one that was developed really well, in my opinion, as it was one that grew from friendship to a bit more by the end. Fear My Mortality wasn't a book heavy on the romance, so the progression in their relationship was slow, but I appreciated that. I am looking forward to more romantic scenes between them in the subsequent books though and from what I've garnered, they are going to make for an incredible couple.The characters were great, but my favorite part of the book was the plot! It was so addicting and the kind of story that's almost impossible to put down because I HAD to know at all costs what was going to happen next. It's got plenty of twists and turns that kept me flipping through the pages and fearing for Ava and Michael's life between the Hazard Police and the underground Bashers, a gang whose goal was to eliminate the weak. I loved how Everly Frost was able to shock me so many times during the book, and it's what made the book very much entertaining for me. I'm really excited to see where the story is headed to next - it promises to be an even more epic ride!I can't recommend Fear My Mortality enough to readers who enjoy YA science-fiction. It's not a genre that I'm a huge fan of, but this author and this book was able to impress me. Trust me when I say it's a book that you'll find impossible to put down and one that will leave you clamoring for more by the end.

  • Kelly
    2018-12-04 11:07

    Amazing. Just Simply Amazing!!! The story has everything I want in a book. The characters are likable and believable. The romance is light. The plot is really good. The story line is different, fast paced, action packed, refreshingly different, and has me routing for the hero and heroine to succeed. The book has you on the edge of your seat reading till you get to the end and realize that you need to know what happens next because the book stops after an action packed moment. It lulled me to believing there would be peace but now I know better. I. Am. Impatient.The Characters: Ava lives in a world where there is no disease and people live for hundreds of years (I like the way they show their age; it’s by the length of their hair). If they get “killed” they just regenerate and everything is peachy keen! No one dies until it is their “last death”. But that comes with a price and leave it to Ava to know what that is. She cares about people. She watches a child get hit by a car. The mom and the driver don’t even look at the child they just call for help and are put off by the whole event. While Ava looks under the car at the child to see how he is. A drone flying by notices that. Now that Ava is about to experience her first death an event called “Implosion” she is anxious for that. She is scared. No one else is. They look forward to it. She worries that she may be a slow healer too. They are frowned upon. They are ridiculed. SO on the night of the Implosion, all hell breaks loose and she finds herself in chaos and her brother (dressed as a Basher, those who think that those with lower genetic makeup should be eliminated) tries to get her to safety. But he never makes it as she watches him as he is murdered in front of her by the school heartthrob Michael. No one is murdered because you can’t die. But Josh did. After that, there is nonstop action and I read the book straight through to the end.They find that Ava is like Josh; a mortal. They have no genes to regenerate or heal themselves. And that makes for a great lab rat and a target for the Bashers! So, Michael joins Ava because he is the one who is a murderer even though he didn’t know Josh was mortal and neither did Ava. She is tested on and then finds herself with a drug given to her called Nectar and it makes her regenerate too as long as she has it in her system. It has side effects too. Michael is the opposite. He seems to be immortal. He regenerates very very quickly. So begins the quest to find answers about Ava’s genetics and the key to being mortal and immortal.The Story: The quest takes you on an exciting journey that never seems to slow down. But I liked it like that! The ending isn’t a cliffhanger per se but you don’t know what will happen next. I want answers. I want more. I want to see Michael and Ava have a happy and restful ever after. This is the first in a trilogy.If you like action, genetics, drugs that make you heal and maybe hallucinate a little, stitching you up without pain relievers, going without sleep, water and food for long periods of time, two people finding themselves becoming friends and then more, a father who may or may not be a little evil, people who think they are all that and are cruel and evil, a great story, being able to heal on your own, living for hundreds of years, than this might be for you.

  • Holly
    2018-11-27 10:15

    Where do I even start?? I cannot adequately - or perhaps I should say, coherently - express just how much I loved this book without devolving into “squees” and GIFs with dancing unicorns and flailing arms and “OMGs”! So I will try to write a short and sweet review for you: READ THIS BOOK. THE END.Okay, I’m not really just going to leave it there! Let me start by saying the synopsis for the book doesn’t do it justice, in my opinion. But it is a good one-liner about the premise of the book, which is SO UNIQUE and awe-inducing. As I was reading, I kept marveling at the genius of the crux of the plot, and I kept thinking, how has this not been done before? Sure, some of the pieces of the book we’ve seen before - teens fighting for their lives, dystopian government controlled by evil corporation(s) and people, the one special girl that everyone wants to get their hands on - but it all felt so very fresh and new to me. The idea that humans have evolved into a race of semi-immortal beings who can regenerate after “first death” (or seventh death, sixteenth death, any death but “final death”) was awe-inspiring to me. Then, to add in a brother and sister who discover they CANNOT regenerate… wow.But it was the twists and turns and political machinations that we encounter after this discovery that really blew my mind. I never once thought that a twist was a cop-out, or a way to lazily handle or explain away a reader’s question; every single solitary thing that happened had obviously been thought out and plotted beforehand, and there were no “author tricks” lying in wait for us. Ms. Frost always had an answer - a very believable, often mind-blowing answer - for any question I came up with while reading. I’d be like, “but if X happens, then what about Y?” - and I’d discover in the next chapter that she was already way ahead of me. The book was such a rush to read, I almost started biting my nails at several points (and I’m not a nail-biter!) and I definitely felt my heard speed up numerous times. I honestly got anxious at about 25% because I started thinking how much I loved it and how invested I was and how sad I was that I couldn’t move to book 2 right away! But that’s okay - the best things are always worth waiting for.Then, to top off the complexity of the plot and the amazingly well thought out details (down to the minutiae!), we have the awesome characters to fall in love with. Our main characters, Ava and Michael, start off so different from one another but soon discover they have something in common that will tie their futures together forever. They were both so badass in their own ways, and I loved both of them so much. (Though I might have drooled over Michael more than Ava, I admit…) I love how strong Ava becomes as the novel progresses, and I love how “soft” Michael learns to be once he truly understands what it’s like to be in Ava’s shoes. The scene where he asks her to dance for him - ahhhhhh, I fell in love! Both characters show tremendous growth by the end, and I’m so excited to find out what’s next for them.On that note, Fear My Mortality is the first in a trilogy, BUT I promise you that there is no horrendous cliffhanger at the end. Although the overarching story will continue and you know there is more to come for Ava and Michael, you could, if you so chose (but why would you? I promise you won’t!) end the story with this first book. The immediate conflict - the first part of Ava and Michael’s story - is drawn to a close so that you don’t in any way feel cheated or left hanging when this first book ends. I promise you WILL want to keep reading, but you definitely won’t feel like you only got half of the story and were left hanging in a terrible place. This is the mark of a great writer (and editor) who knows how to successfully draw one portion of the story to a close even though there is more to be told. Truthfully, I am AMAZED that this is Ms. Frost’s first published novel!I feel like I’m about to turn into a rabid fan-girl at this time, so I’ll just close with my opening statement: READ THIS BOOK. THE END.5 heart-pounding, thought-provoking, well-deserved stars!I received a copy of this book from the publisher for purposes of an honest review on the blog tour. This has in no way affected my rating or review of this book.

  • Allyssa Painter
    2018-12-08 05:00

    I loved this book. It was excellent. It kept me on the edge of my seat, waiting to see what would happen next. I liked both Ava and Michael, but specifically Michael. He is just such an amazing character. I thought he was really well-developed and he added so much to the story. There were several questions that I thought were either unanswered or not answered well that I would have liked to see better answered, but overall, this was well worth reading. I would probably read it again nearly immediately. I keep thinking back to it and wondering about things or remembering a part. I would definitely recommend it.

  • Agustina Zanelli
    2018-11-28 05:57

    ¡Muchísimas gracias a Everly por el libro!ESTE LIBRO. Este libro se ha convertido en uno de mis favoritos.La historia está repleta de acción y adrenalina, cada página trae algo nuevo hasta el punto de no poder tener ni un respiro. Hay escenas alucinantes y extraordinarias que me dejaron con la boca abierta desde el primer hasta el último capítulo.Con un romance muy bien desarrollado, lentamente por las circunstancias de los protagonistas, lo cual lo hizo más real. Aunque quiero un poquito más.Una lectura adictiva con un tema muy original y algunas de las mejores escenas de acción que jamás haya leído. Una historia en la que pasa DE TODO con unos protagonistas que me encantaron. Y una preciosidad de portada, incluso el título es impresionante. Esa es la palabra para describir este libro. IMPRESIONANTE. Me encantó.Reseña completa

  • BellaKara
    2018-11-20 10:11

    Such an interesting story. A world where no one has to fear death all of a sudden here it is. Such fun and twisted it was a great read and I can't wait to see what is next.

  • Dark Faerie Tales
    2018-11-10 06:14

    Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: Action packed adventure full of romance, suspense and an intriguing premises! I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a unique dystopian read!Opening Sentence: I never could watch anyone die.The Review:What would life be like if you didn’t have to worry about dying? All the citizens of Evereach knows exactly how this feels. A long time ago there was a huge war and a nuclear bomb was launched at Evereach. The aftermath should have been devastating but instead no one ended up dying. It turned out that everyone regenerated after being hurt or even after being mortally wounded. They aren’t immortal but they do live for hundreds of years. Because no one could die, fighting a war was pointless so there was a treaty drawn up between the countries, but just because they aren’t at war doesn’t mean there is peace. Things are still tense and both sides are looking for a weapon that could potentially be used to defeat the other side. That weapon is about to be discovered and it comes in the form of a sixteen year old girl.Ava Holland is getting ready to participate in Implosion, a ritual where everyone dies. It is a rite of passage into adulthood and you are tested to see how fast you heal. Not everyone heals at the same pace and basically everyone is grouped into either the slow healers or fast healers category. Being a fast healer is ideal because you will have so many more opportunities in life. Ava has never experienced her first death and for some reason she is nervous about it. It’s dumb for her to worry since she’s going to regenerate but then the impossible happens. Her older brother is killed and he stays dead. It turns out Ava may be mortal and her blood could be the key to bringing down all of humanity. Everyone wants to use Ava as a weapon but she doesn’t like the idea of being anyone’s experiment project. The only way for her to escape is to rely on the boy who murdered her brother!Ava was a wonderful heroine that I completely adored. She is smart, sweet, and strong. I love that even though she was considered weak compared to all the other people, she had more strength and heart then any of them combined. Yes, she is mortal and yes she can die, but that doesn’t stop her from doing the right thing even if it’s dangerous. She’s not reckless but she does take risks and I really admired that. She was a very easy character to relate to and she’s someone you can’t help but like. She has already grown a lot, but I’m excited to see where her journey takes her next.Michael was a very swoon worthy guy that I instantly liked. He was sweet, strong, and very resilient. He is an extremely fast healer and his father was very wealthy, so it would seem that he had the world at the tip of his fingers. But instead of having a bright future he’s becomes the first murderer. His relationship with Ava was sweet and I loved watching their romance develop. They are both in a similar situation so they go through a lot together. They are one of those couples that brings out the best in the other and I really liked that.Fear My Mortality is a fast paced adventure filled with romance, suspense, and action. It was a fairly quick read and I thought the plot line was very intriguing. The pacing was good, but I did feel like there were a few times where things seemed to lag a little bit. I think part of the reason for this is that there were a few times where it felt like the same things kept happening. I think for me it would have worked better if the situation the MC kept finding herself in would have varied a little more. But with that being said, I still really enjoyed the book and I’m excited to see where the story goes next. If you are a dystopian fan, I would give this one a try. I think you will enjoy it!Notable Scene:“Ava. He’s … I’ve never seen anything like this before. I think he’s…”Dead.“This isn’t possible. It’s not possible.” I shoved Michael, glaring into his eyes, the eyes of a monster. “You killed him.”FTC Advisory: Month9Books provided me with a copy of Fear My Mortality. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

  • Once Upon a Twilight
    2018-11-14 07:19

    What do you fear when you're able to regenerate from death?What keeps you human when you know you're able to come back?This story is one that I feel everyone should read. Fear My Mortality relates to literally everyone. Death is a constant in our lives, it surrounds us with the sad reality of our world. To have a book bring it to light in such a way makes you actually think about things in a different light.While the book is quite large it was a quick read. I sat down and read 100 pages within an hour. I knew that it would be a quick book for me. And the subject matter made it easier for me to chew too. Wanting to know what was going to happen next. Why, in a world full of regenerations of people, were Ava and her brother in danger?Ava is humanity - at least that's how I read the book. Ava is what we all feel. Even if we weren't in her position, she still has mostly the same thoughts and feelings about certain topics that we all share. And that's why this is such a relatable book.http://www.onceuponatwilight.com/2016...

  • Charity
    2018-12-07 10:09

    For full review please go to: 5girlsbookreviews.blogspot.com, Twitter @camartinez and Facebook "5 Girls Book Reviews"REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 13 years, 1 monthMAY CONTAIN SPOILER:This book was fast-paced and intense. The plot was unpredictable. My favorite character is Michael because he does everything he can to help Ava after he kills her brother. He sacrifices his life for hers many times which is admirable. My favorite part is when they get to Starsguard because they are finally safe from their enemies.

  • Leigh Collazo
    2018-12-09 05:02

    More reviews at Mrs. ReaderPants.WHAT I LIKED: This book has so many problems that I feel I cannot possibly list them all in a short review. To keep things fair, I will start with some positives:It's fast-paced. There is so much action that it almost gets tiresome. Ava is captured, imprisoned, drugged, beat up, and shot at so many times, it's a wonder she could have possibly survived all that. In between these perilous scenes are some very brief moments of safety, just enough time for Ava to brush her teeth, call her best friend, or kiss her brother's murderer. It starts out with a bang. A crash, actually. A little boy gets hit by a car, and his mother is more upset about the driver's insurance than the fact that her son is mangled underneath a car. That opening scene got my attention, and I had high hopes from the start.WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: Oh, I could write until tomorrow morning about all the problems I had with the book. I do feel I need to warn you...the rest of this review contains spoilers. If you plan to read this book, you may want to stop here.SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! (view spoiler)[Trying to keep it brief here, but it ain't easy... The immortality. This is basically the premise of the book. If the reader doesn't believe the immortality is possible, the entire story falls apart. So if everyone is basically immortal, why do only Ava and Josh have this mortality gene? Why don't their parents have it? Do animals have it, too? There's no population problem. People are still having children, but death rates are down significantly. If no one dies, then why isn't there a serious population problem? The ambiguous setting. Though no year is given, it seems this book must be set centuries into the future. No one, not even Ava's 300-year old neighbor, can remember a time that people couldn't regenerate. So, if this is so far into the future, why do they still live in modern suburbs, drive modern cars, ride modern tricycles, text on modern cell phones, and use modern desktop computers? The desire for war. The evil government (or corporation?) goes after Ava because her DNA can be passed along to other people. The government/evil corporation want to use Ava's mortality in a future war. But WHY do they want a war? And if they are into biological warfare, it seems there would be much more painful ways to harm people in a war situation than simply killing or injuring them. What about knocking down all their buildings? Demolishing their infrastructure? Cutting off their food or water supply? Wiping out their electricity? The Bashers. What are they again? Are they bad? Are they terrorists, and if so, are they good or bad? Maybe they are fighting this evil government/ corporation? The Implosion. This is some sort of ritual, public "first death" for teens when they reach a certain age. Everyone being Imploded wears black since they will be covered in blood. So, I'm guessing here, that someone kills the teens so they can regenerate? Why is that necessary? How is it done? If the teens had already had their "first death" (like the boy in the car accident in the first chapter), do they still have to go to their Implosion?Why didn't Josh tell Ava about their mortality and the evil government/corporation before her Implosion Day? It seems like escape would have been much more likely if they did it YESTERDAY.Why does Ava trust Michael? He did murder her brother and all...Why is Michael helping Ava? Oh, yeah, he feels guilty about killing her brother. But WHY did he kill her brother? Why was he even there in the first place? Ava's parents. What is up with them? Their beloved son dies, which is unheard of in their world. So they are so grief-stricken that they do what? They drug their only remaining child and abandon her in the middle of the night, taking furniture and computers with them. Oh, yeah, that makes loads of sense.Reid, the soldier chasing after Ava. What's his motive? I get that he's crazy and evil, but that's about all we know about him. Oh, yeah, and he has red hair. That's mentioned once or twice or 85 times. THE BOTTOM LINE: It's a mess. Skip it.STATUS IN MY LIBRARY: No plans to get this one.READALIKES: This reminds me of Price's Starters and Wiggins's Stung. I didn't like those, either, for the same reasons.RATING BREAKDOWN: Overall: 1/5Creativity: 2/5Characters: 1/5Engrossing: 2/5 Writing: 2/5Appeal to teens: 3/5Appropriate length to tell the story: 3/5CONTENT:Language: mild; I really don't remember any particular languageSexuality: mild; some kissing and sleeping bag snugglingViolence: high; Ava is chased, shot at, drugged, and beaten almost constantly.Drugs/Alcohol: medium; Ava is drugged with experimental immortality serum called nectar.(hide spoiler)]

  • Catherine ♡
    2018-11-11 10:12

    *I won a free e-copy of this book through LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review*Actual Rating:3.26I know, I know, I know. 3.26 is a weird number. But I simply just couldn't decide on a more common number that portrayed what I really thought about the book.There are so many things that I liked and so many things that I didn't - I think Fear My Mortality was the type of book where there was so much action happening with some internal conflict and sweet moments thrown in.I think it's time for me to get organized so:What I liked: - dialogue - some moments between Michael and Ava- dystopian universe- some writingWhat I didn't like: - pacing- some writingSo I realize that this list doesn't help that much, but there you go.Let's start with the universe that the entire story is set in. It's dystopian, which, to be honest, is like almost every YA book out there, but that didn't stop me from liking the setting. I do wish that we had more of a setting, as in - when exactly is this story happening, in relation to the real world? The technology they use sounds pretty recent (recent enough for me to imagine it all happening today) and yet the nectar and immortality serums make it seem as if it was happening far far far in the future.Anyways, I'd say that the setting was a minimal problem for me; I could deal with it.The pacing of the book was something else - it was action-packed, quick, and completely filled with plot twists and narrow escapes. It all happened super fast, and I don't know if it was just a little messy or unclear - it was just hard to keep up with everything.Michael was a character that I wished we saw a little more depth to. We know why he wanted to help Ava, but why led to that reason why? Why was he even there in the first place? There are so many sweet and funny moments between Ava and Michael that I loved, but part of me also wished that we had seen more of who he really was as well - just his everyday personality, not the part of him that fiercely wanted to protect Ava or make up for what he had done.I also wish there was more of a development between Ava and Michael regarding their relationship - he killed her brother, and yet the fast pacing of the book filtered in and she trusted him very quickly. Maybe it was because she needed someone, anyone - but I do wish we saw more growth.Two other characters that really left a big question mark were Ava's parents - their ending is left really open-ended, and I kind of wish there were more information about them after they left just to remind us that they had been there in the first place and were in fact quite important.I guess the writing style was okay - there weren't any quotes that shattered my soul into a million pieces, just some that tugged at my heartstrings.Overall, I don't know if this would be one of those books that led to a tear-soaked pillow, or one where I waited anxiously about the sequel. It wasn't bad, but it also wasn't mind-blowing, but I wouldn't have any objection to reading book two.I probably will, to be honest; the premise of this book is really interesting, and I'm quite curious to see more moments between Ava and Michael ;)So, let's see. 3.0 stars for the book overall, but I added that lil 0.26 just for the Ava + Michael moments.

  • Michelle (Bookaholic Banter)
    2018-12-07 05:11

    High-octane adventure with jaw-dropping moments. This book will have you sitting on the edge of your seat!Wow! This YA fantasy/science-fiction novel was a huge thrill ride! I loved the originality of this story. I was kept on the edge of my seat with every turn of the page. This book was never dull or boring. There was so much going on that will keep your mouth hanging open in shock! There are plenty of jaw-dropping moments in this book. This book is a thrill ride from beginning to end.Warning: There is some violence and those with a weak stomach may not be able to read this book. ( You will be missing out. )The story starts out in a way that will have you in shock. Ava the main character in the book witnesses a young child hit by a car. The person who hit the kid gets out of the car and looks annoyed and inconvenienced. The Mother of the child is also there and also looks annoyed and inconvenienced. No one is sad that a kid is lying there un-moving. WHAT?! There is a small camera flying around taking pictures of it all and gets in Ava's face. This was so strange, absurd, and intriguing. I was in shock over the people with no feelings and had to know what in the world was going on. I stayed up way beyond my bedtime to read this one. Make sure you have enough free time on your hands for this book. Once you pick it up you will not want to put it down.Ava is a kick-ass female! One of the strongest female characters in a YA novel I have seen in a while. She took beating after beating and just kept on going. She never gave up. She is one strong mortal!The writing was easy to follow and flowed well. This is a great escape novel. The world around you will melt away and you will feel like you are inside the story.I can't wait to see where the story goes from here. I am highly anticipating the next novel.There was once thing that I found strange. Ava's parents leave her and then you never find out where they went or what happened to them in the rest of the story. The parents are never brought up again. I am hoping that there is a reason for this. Maybe the next book will be a huge conspiracy focused on her parents. Guess we will have to wait and see.*I received an e Galley of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review.

  • Brit M. Cortes
    2018-11-20 12:18

    Fear my Mortality, from the cover to the premise everything was super intriguing. That is why I requested it and was lucky enough to receive a copy to read and review. Even the first chapter captures your attention, especially how little death meant to them and how the only person that seemed to be concerned was Ava. I thought the whole concept of the book was a good one. It is usually mortals who fear death, knowing that that will be the end for them. So it was interesting to see the idea that someone that considers themselves immortal fears that being immortal can be or was a concept of the mind or something that was created. So that fear of not living forever starts to creep in and when fear takes a hold of you, a lot of crazy things can happen and it does.From the beginning, it starts out with a bang. A car hits a little boy and his mother is more upset about the driver's insurance than the fact that her son is mangled underneath a car. That opening scene got my attention, and my curiosity of what will happen next kept me interested. The whole concept of the book was so interesting. It’s a world where all humans are immortal and killing is considered a sport that people partake in regularly. It’s like the purge but on a regular basis. At the center of this world, you have Ava, the main character whose whole world turns upside down on the night of her Implosion, a ceremony to celebrate her first death, when her brother dies before her eyes and doesn’t come back to life. Before she knows it, she’s running for her life and trying to escape the grasp of those who want to do tests on her to find out whether she’s a mortal too and of course the usual suspects, those who want to kill her. This book has a blend of dystopian threads, futuristic science and tech, and just the right amount of romance that doesn’t overtake large part of the story, Fear My Mortality is sure to capture fans who like books with dystopian themes, who like face paced books with a great combination of action, suspense and curiosity.

  • Utsav Bansal
    2018-11-19 10:18

    A good concept and premise systematically ruined by every YA cliche that can be found.A world where no one can die, or rather can't die for centuries, and even in the end they receive natural painless deaths. Rest of the time every time someone is killed or gets hurt they get regenerated. One of the rare good things about the book was that the protagonist Ava is actually the only mortal (I would have considered this a spoiler, but the other title of this book is, Fear my mortality) in this world and that made for a nice turning of the table. But the self righteousness brought about by it and magnified ten times over by the teen angst didn't help, and the message went on to be that because she could feel pain and could die, she is somehow an empathetic super-being, an assertion whose merit is destroyed by the characterization of many of the other characters in the book. The world is bland too, you would expect that a cool premise like that would lead to a vastly different world, different economies, social roles, etc., but it seemed to be just a slightly tech advanced version of our own world except for a few minor changes. The inevitable romantic subplot is as forced as they come.Overall the only solace I had was that it is a very quick read owing to some very transparent and redundant writing, and thus didn't waste much of my time.