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On the Epic Adventure of an After-Lifetime.
her teenage life in suburban Chicago…and the next minute, she was in a strange
place and in a brand new school with absolutely no homework, no rules, and no
consequences.Walker Callaghan, 16, is dead.She doesn’t go to Heaven or Hell. She lands at The Academy, a middle realm where
teenagers have one thing in common: They were that morning announcement at
their high schools because they died young.
These high school kids are now caught in a strange “in-between” zone where life
hasn’t changed very much. In fact, this special teen limbo looks a lot like life in a
quaint Michigan town complete with jocks, popular girls and cliques. “There are
even cheerleaders in death,” Walker observes. It’s not a coincidence that the music
teacher is a guy named Kurt who “used to have this band.” The drama teacher,
Heath, is crush worthy because back in his life, he starred in some superhero movie
as the Joker.
Principal King explains the rules — there are none. Why? You can’t die twice.
There is no homework.
You’re just there to learn because the human brain isn’t fully formed until you’re
By the way, you can’t get hurt physically, so race your Harley off that hillside. But
falling in love is the most dangerous thing you can do …because no one knows how
long you’ll stay in this realm or what’s next. Walker falls hard for tat-covered, bad
boy Daniel Reid who is about to break the only sacred rule of this place. He’s looking
for a portal to return back to the living realm.
Ascenders….An epic adventure of an after-life time.
keep you up all night reading.”-USA Today best selling author Tiffany
on it like little kids.
tell me everything you know about going back.”
into his gray eyes. When he lifted me off the ground, I gasped. “You’re really going to
do this?” Daniel asked, looking at me hard. “What if I don’t want you to do it? What if
I forbid you? The last thing I need right now is to worry about you once I get
insisted, secretly pleased that he cared that much. My surprised body pressed into
his furious one.
learned. We’re going to leave nothing to chance. We’re going to become scholars of
time travel, but my way. We become experts by trying to answer every question,” I
said, my feet still off the ground.
everything in life and death is a desperate and audacious chance,” he said, softening
his grip, lowering my feet to the ground, and holding me close.
and the dog were falling onto fresh snow mounds on the front lawn, thanks to an
afternoon storm that seemed to represent the blank slate we needed to start
held me. The beating of his heart told me a different story.
C.L. Gaber is the co-author of the bestselling YA novel “Jex Malone.”
She is also an entertainment journalist, syndicated worldwide through
the New York Times Syndicate. She interviews A-lister movie,
TV and music stars for the Chicago Sun-Times. A movie-loving kid in
Chicago, she grew up to earn a degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
at Arizona State. Now she lives Nevada with her husband Ron, once her high school
boyfriend; her stepdaughter, Sabrina; and their dogs, Colt and Georgie.Website