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Afterlight by Rebecca Lim
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Longlisted, 2016 Davitt Awards, Best Young Adult Novel.

From the acclaimed author of the Mercy series and The Astrologer’s Daughter.

Since her parents died in a freak motorbike accident, Sophie Teague’s life has fallen apart.

But she’s just enrolled at a new high school, hoping for a fresh start.

That’s until Eve, a beautiful ghost in black, starts making terrifying nightly appearances, wanting Sophie to be her hands, eyes and go-to girl.

There are loose ends that Eve needs Sophie to tie up. But dealing with the dead might just involve the greatest sacrifice of all.

Dark, thrilling and unrelentingly eerie, Afterlight will take you deep into the heart of a dangerous love story, revealing the otherworldly—and deadly—pull of past wrongs that only the living can put right.

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, including The Astrologer’s Daughter (a Kirkus Best Book of 2015) and Afterlight. Shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award, Aurealis Award and Davitt Award for best YA, Rebecca’s work has also been longlisted for the Gold Inky Award, the David Gemmell Legend Award and the CBCA Book of the Year Award for Older Readers. Her novels have been translated into German, French, Turkish, Portuguese and Polish.

‘Sophie is a great, realistic character, who is understandably flawed and is just like any other teenager, trying to fit in at school.’ Guardian

‘I loved it. The intensity, especially with the last few chapters was unexpected and had me on the edge of my seat. I adored Sophie's character, who readers will not only find likeable but also relatable. Rebecca Lim is a wonderful Aussie author who’s taking our own brand of young adult to the world.’ Diva Booknerd

‘A dark premise, an unpopular outcast heroine, a beautiful and brooding love interest and a mystery.’ Books+Publishing

Afterlight has all the ingredients that make up an enthralling read...For those who just like an exciting read that pulls at the heartstrings and ensures some terrifying moments, Lim has ensured that the action is fast paced and the characters are really believable.’ ReadPlus

‘I am 85% sure Rebecca Lim is not of this world.’ Steph Bowe

Afterlight is a slight, hair-raising novel with plenty of suspense and some nice little twists. Four stars.’ Middle Chapter

‘[Afterlight has] a dark premise, an unpopular outcast heroine, a beautiful and brooding love interest and a mystery.’Books+Publishing

Afterlight is 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, Best Australian YA Books for Teens, 2015

‘This novel sucked me in straight away…will be looking for the next one in the series.’ NZ Book Council

‘A gorgeous work of magical realism...She’s an expert at telling these stories, where the natural world brushes against the supernatural with unexpected consequences.’ Speculating on SpecFic

The Text Publishing Company; June 2015
240 pages; ISBN 9781922253255
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Title: Afterlight
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Afterlight by Rebecca Lim – review - The Guardian
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Afterlight by Rebecca Lim – reviewThe GuardianAfterlight tells the story of Sophie Teague, who after her parent's death has ...

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