Hello Gemmies! I have a new book review to share with you today. The Afterlife of The Party by Marlene Perez is a new YA paranormal romance and the first book in The Afterlife trilogy. Being the first book in a series is sometimes hard. First books can be overloaded with world-building and character development, but not The Afterlife of The Party! Marlene Perez has created a vampatastic series that you just want to sink your teeth into. She is able to seamlessly blend together a modern world full of old world style creatures like witches, vampires, striga vie and more! The action begins almost immediately. I had every intention of just reading a few chapters and ended up almost finishing the book in one sitting!
The Afterlife of The Party has so many elements that I enjoy, love, sisterhood, mystery, suspense, action, betrayal, and the paranormal. There are also a slew of memorable characters (good and bad) that you want to get to know. I particularly enjoy Tansey's relationship with her grandmother. The story is enjoyable and pulls you in. This is geared towards a younger audience, it is YA after all, but readers of all ages will enjoy it! I really believe it has a little something for everyone! Trigger warning these are not cute and cuddly vampires and there is violence against women depicted.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and plan to continue on with the series. Listed below is the reading order and release dates for the next two books.
Afterlife Trilogy Reading Order:
Book #1: The AfterLife of The Party
Book #2: I'm With The Banned Release: August 3, 2021
Book #3: A Sucker For You Release: TBD
If you are a fan of undead emo bands, bad decision making BFF's, strong matriarchs, and friends to lovers then this book is for you! Published by Entangled Teen, The Afterlife of the Party, is available for purchase from all major booksellers. I give The Afterlife of the Party 4 out of 5 gems! Are you looking forward to reading this book and series? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Happy Reading!