Afterlight by Rebecca LimAfterlight by Rebecca Lim

Afterlight

byRebecca Lim

Paperback | April 22, 2016

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Longlisted, Davitt Awards, Best Young Adult Novel, 2016'Lim's murder mystery is much more than its tightly constructed plot, with rich character development, intriguing concepts about the afterlife, and profound depictions of grief. Lim cleverly employs remembered dreams as a device to weave in different strands of folklore. But it's Sophie's narrative tone that stays with the reader; this courageous and believably flawed outcast is a memorable heroine.'-Booklist'As in her triumphantThe Astrologer's Daughter (2015), Lim carefully unspools her tightly plotted fantastical mystery with a reluctant, socially maladroit heroine and an unlikely partner at the center. Her insistent focus on murders of people at society's fringes and the ability of teen girls to right truly foul injustices are both most welcome... Readers will hold out hope for a second installment set in Lim's richly imagined world. (Paranormal thriller. 14-18)'-Kirkus'Lim delivers satisfying action and romance throughout, continually raising the stakes on the way toward a chilling, violent ending.'-Publishers Weekly'This is a story of grief, as well as a mystery thriller with supernatural aspects... Will have teens rooting for Sophie to save the day, help Eve, and make them believe ghosts exist.'-School Library Journal[Afterlight has] a dark premise, an unpopular outcast heroine, a beautiful and brooding love interest and a mystery."-Books + Publishing"An eerie little book, full of ghosts and loose ends, biker gangs and high school drama... There is also something compelling about Rebecca Lim's characters, none of whom fit a cookie-cutter mould."-Otago Daily Times"From author Rebecca Lim who has just been nominated for a Prime Minister's Literary Award, comes this dark, otherworldly and dangerous love story."-Essential Kids The Best Australian YA Books for Teens from 2015"This novel sucked me in straight away... The reader engages with Sophie as she tells her story in the first person, and displays the strengths and weaknesses that make her credible and appealing... I enjoyed this book immensely and will be looking for the next one in the series."-New Zealand Book CouncilCritical acclaim forThe Astrologer's Daughter:Kirkus Best Teen Books of 2015Kirkus Best International Teen Books of 2015Kirkus Best Teen Books of 2015 for an Adrenaline RushA 2015 CBCA Notable Book for Older ReadersShortlisted, 2015 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Best YAShortlisted, 2015 Aurealis Award for Best YAShortlisted, 2015 Davitt Award for Best YA"Taut, assured thriller. . . . Teen and adult readers who like their mysteries gritty and literary, with a touch of magic: seek this one out."-Kirkus Reviews(starred review)"Elegantly written... this mystery will keep readers guessing until the end."-School Library Journal"Complex and engrossing... has great potential as an intergenerational reading club selection."-Booklist OnlineSophie Teague doesn't fit in. Not at her old school, nor at the new one, which she started when her parents died in a freak motorbike accident. She lives with her gran in a rundown pub. It doesn't help that she's six feet tall and built like a beanpole with a shock of wild red hair. The one person keen to spend time with her, is "Eve," a beautiful and forceful ghost, who starts making nightly appearances in Sophie's bedroom. Eve needs her help. Sophie isn't sure why or how-but she knows Eve won't stop haunting her until she finds out. So with the unlikely help of brooding classmate Jordan Haig, Sophie sets out to unravel the mystery.Rebecca Limworked as a lawyer before leaving to write full time. Rebecca is the author of ten other books for children and young adult readers, includingThe Astrologer's Daughter(Text, 2014). Her bestselling Mercy series is published in the United States, UK, Australia, Longlisted, Davitt Awards, Best Young Adult Novel, 2016'Lim's murder mystery is much more than its tightly constructed plot, with rich character development, intriguing concepts about the afterlife, and profound depictions of grief. Lim cleverly employs remembered dreams as a device to weave in different strands of folklore. But it's Sophie's narrative tone that stays with the reader; this courageous and believably flawed outcast is a memorable heroine.'-Booklist'As in her triumphantThe Astrologer's Daughter (2015), Lim carefully unspools her tightly plotted fantastical mystery with a reluctant, socially maladroit heroine and an unlikely partner at the center. Her insistent focus on murders of people at society's fringes and the ability of teen girls to right truly foul injustices are both most welcome... Readers will hold out hope for a second installment set in Lim's richly imagined world. (Paranormal thriller. 14-18)'-Kirkus'Lim delivers satisfying action and romance throughout, continually raising the stakes on the way toward a chilling, violent ending.'-Publishers Weekly'This is a story of grief, as well as a mystery thriller with supernatural aspects... Will have teens rooting for Sophie to save the day, help Eve, and make them believe ghosts exist.'-School Library Journal"[Afterlight has] a dark premise, an unpopular outcast heroine, a beautiful and brooding love interest and a mystery."-Books + Publishing"An eerie little book, full of ghosts and loose ends, biker gangs and high school drama... There is also something compelling about Rebecca Lim's characters, none of whom fit a cookie-cutter mould."-Otago Daily Times"From author Rebecca Lim who has just been nominated for a Prime Minister's Literary Award, comes this dark, otherworldly and dangerous love story."-Essential Kids The Best Australian YA Books for Teens from 2015"This novel sucked me in straight away... The reader engages with Sophie as she tells her story in the first person, and displays the strengths and weaknesses that make her credible and appealing... I enjoyed this book immensely and will be looking for the next one in the series."-New Zealand Book CouncilCritical acclaim forThe Astrologer's Daughter:Kirkus Best Teen Books of 2015Kirkus Best International Teen Books of 2015Kirkus Best Teen Books of 2015 for an Adrenaline RushA 2015 CBCA Notable Book for Older ReadersShortlisted, 2015 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Best YAShortlisted, 2015 Aurealis Award for Best YAShortlisted, 2015 Davitt Award for Best YA"Taut, assured thriller. . . . Teen and adult readers who like their mysteries gritty and literary, with a touch of magic: seek this one out."-Kirkus Reviews(starred review)"Elegantly written... this mystery will keep readers guessing until the end."-School Library Journal"Complex and engrossing... has great potential as an intergenerational reading club selection."-Booklist OnlineSophie Teague doesn't fit in. Not at her old school, nor at the new one, which she started when her parents died in a freak motorbike accident. She lives with her gran in a rundown pub. It doesn't help that she's six feet tall and built like a beanpole with a shock of wild red hair. The one person keen to spend time with her, is "Eve," a beautiful and forceful ghost, who starts making nightly appearances in Sophie's bedroom. Eve needs her help. Sophie isn't sure why or how-but she knows Eve won't stop haunting her until she finds out. So with the unlikely help of brooding classmate Jordan Haig, Sophie sets out to unravel the mystery.Rebecca Limworked as a lawyer before leaving to write full time. Rebecca is the author of ten other books for children and young adult readers, includingThe Astrologer's Daughter(Text, 2014). Her bestselling Mercy series is published in the United States, UK, Australia, Longlisted, Davitt Awards, Best Young Adult Novel, 2016'Lim's murder mystery is much more than its tightly constructed plot, with rich character development, intriguing concepts about the afterlife, and profound depictions of grief. Lim cleverly employs remembered dreams as a device to weave in different strands of folklore. But it's Sophie's narrative tone that stays with the reader; this courageous and believably flawed outcast is a memorable heroine.'-Booklist'As in her triumphantThe Astrologer's Daughter (2015), Lim carefully unspools her tightly plotted fantastical mystery with a reluctant, socially maladroit heroine and an unlikely partner at the center. Her insistent focus on murders of people at society's fringes and the ability of teen girls to right truly foul injustices are both most welcome... Readers will hold out hope for a second installment set in Lim's richly imagined world. (Paranormal thriller. 14-18)'-Kirkus'Lim delivers satisfying action and romance throughout, continually raising the stakes on the way toward a chilling, violent ending.'-Publishers Weekly'This is a story of grief, as well as a mystery thriller with supernatural aspects... Will have teens rooting for Sophie to save the day, help Eve, and make them believe ghosts exist.'-School Library Journal"[Afterlight has] a dark premise, an unpopular outcast heroine, a beautiful and brooding love interest and a mystery."-Books + Publishing"An eerie little book, full of ghosts and loose ends, biker gangs and high school drama... There is also something compelling about Rebecca Lim's characters, none of whom fit a cookie-cutter mould."-Otago Daily Times"From author Rebecca Lim who has just been nominated for a Prime Minister's Literary Award, comes this dark, otherworldly and dangerous love story."-Essential Kids The Best Australian YA Books for Teens from 2015"This novel sucked me in straight away... The reader engages with Sophie as she tells her story in the first person, and displays the strengths and weaknesses that make her credible and appealing... I enjoyed this book immensely and will be looking for the next one in the series."-New Zealand Book CouncilCritical acclaim forThe Astrologer's Daughter:Kirkus Best Teen Books of 2015Kirkus Best International Teen Books of 2015Kirkus Best Teen Books of 2015 for an Adrenaline RushA 2015 CBCA Notable Book for Older ReadersShortlisted, 2015 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Best YAShortlisted, 2015 Aurealis Award for Best YAShortlisted, 2015 Davitt Award for Best YA"Taut, assured thriller. . . . Teen and adult readers who like their mysteries gritty and literary, with a touch of magic: seek this one out."-Kirkus Reviews(starred review)"Elegantly written... this mystery will keep readers guessing until the end."-School Library Journal"Complex and engrossing... has great potential as an intergenerational reading club selection."-Booklist OnlineSophie Teague doesn't fit in. Not at her old school, nor at the new one, which she started when her parents died in a freak motorbike accident. She lives with her gran in a rundown pub. It doesn't help that she's six feet tall and built like a beanpole with a shock of wild red hair. The one person keen to spend time with her, is "Eve," a beautiful and forceful ghost, who starts making nightly appearances in Sophie's bedroom. Eve needs her help. Sophie isn't sure why or how-but she knows Eve won't stop haunting her until she finds out. So with the unlikely help of brooding classmate Jordan Haig, Sophie sets out to unravel the mystery.Rebecca Limworked as a lawyer before leaving to write full time. Rebecca is the author of ten other books for children and young adult readers, includingThe Astrologer's Daughter(Text, 2014). Her bestselling Mercy series is published in the United States, UK, Australia, "
Rebecca Lim is a writer and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia, with a background in commercial law. Rebecca is the author of sixteen books for children and young adult readers, includingThe Astrologer's Daughter (a Kirkus Best Book of 2015) andAfterlight. Shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award, Aurealis Award and D...
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Title:AfterlightFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.62 inPublished:April 22, 2016Publisher:Text Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1925240495

ISBN - 13:9781925240498

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'As in her triumphantThe Astrologer's Daughter (2015), Lim carefully unspools her tightly plotted fantastical mystery with a reluctant, socially maladroit heroine and an unlikely partner at the center. Her insistent focus on murders of people at society's fringes and the ability of teen girls to right truly foul injustices are both most welcome... Readers will hold out hope for a second installment set in Lim's richly imagined world. (Paranormal thriller. 14-18)' - Kirkus'As in her triumphantThe Astrologer's Daughter (2015), Lim carefully unspools her tightly plotted fantastical mystery with a reluctant, socially maladroit heroine and an unlikely partner at the center. Her insistent focus on murders of people at society's fringes and the ability of teen girls to right truly foul injustices are both most welcome... Readers will hold out hope for a second installment set in Lim's richly imagined world. (Paranormal thriller. 14-18)'-Kirkus