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The Many Lives of Lilith Lane

3.51  ·  Rating details ·  146 Ratings  ·  36 Reviews
Seventeen-year-old Lilith Lane has a dreamy boyfriend, a wicked tongue, and a talent for solving the mysteries that pop up in her small home town of Mirabalis. But when her little sister goes missing in the middle of the night, both Lilith’s detective skills and her recall of sophomore year physics are put to the ultimate test.

To save her sister, Lilith must race against
Kindle Edition, 200 pages
Published September 6th 2012 by Amazon Children's Publishing / Plympton (first published September 2012)
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Meg - A Bookish Affair
Oct 22, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction, 2012
The Many Lives of Lilith Lane is a set of serialized fiction that recently came out from Amazon and Plympton, billed as a literary studio for serial fiction. Serialized fiction is not a new idea. I believe that several of Charles Dickens' novels were serialized. That being said, serialized fiction is not a common idea for the present day. I love this idea. How cool would it be to get a piece of new fiction every week? I am anxious to see how this idea pans out.

I was intrigued by this book initia
Julia Lee
Nov 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
i originally read this as a kindle serial. waiting 2 weeks to get the next installment was a little torturous because i just couldn't wait to see what happened next, but it did teach me to have some patience, & i was handsomely rewarded each week with another amazing kindle-turning installment!

yes, some of the topics like extramarital affairs is a bit more mature than the usual YA affair, but unless you've been hiding under a rock, teens are a lot more in-the-know than adults give them cred
Feb 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I got this book as a firstreads giveaway. I wasn't entirely convinced it would be very good, but since it was a free book I decided to read it.

I picked the book up one night intending to only read one chapter and to then go to bed, but after I read the first chapter I couldn't put it down. I ended up reading half the book before finally forcing myself to go to bed so I would be able to function the next day. I finished the book the next day because I couldn't concentrate on anything until it wa
Josh Campbell
Oct 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
I really enjoyed the concept of this. Universe jumping (which in this case is actually a literal jump)is a fantastic concept, and I really liked how Anderson did this here. The only thing I actually regret in this is that they didn't jump MORE. Jumping just between the two is a great idea, but then you leave the reader with the tease of many more multiples of universes available, and the reader is going to want to see those universes. That's the only reason I couldn't give it a five. Otherwise, ...more
Kay Davenport
Feb 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very entertaining and fast-paced. Heroine is a high-school girl with a less than ideal home situation and a boyfriend who wants to have sex or break up. As if that wasn't enough, suddenly her little sister disappears. The rest of the book is her trying to solve the crime. It's not boring stuff though. There's a mad scientist, a portal to an alternate universe, and many other surprises. I recommend that you give it a try!
Melissa Levine
Big fan of this book. The only bad thing I can say is that I didn't want to put this book down (my tablet that is). Because of this I read it so fast that I was disappointed to find out at the end that it was a continued story. So now I'll be waiting for the next book to come out. Otherwise this story definitely kept my attention.
This story is marvelous. Lilith is a fresh of breath air for me. A great, young, female character that is smart, funny, and daring. I was excited to change the pages and find out what happens. If some of the language wasn't a bit excessive, I'd share it with my 11 year-old. I hope we get more, and I can't wait to find out what's next.
Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a good book to read. It was really interesting because it had to do with traveling to different dimensions.The people and events in the other dimensions were altered. It was interesting to find out how the people changed in the other dimensions.
Christine H
Jan 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you’ve ever been disappointed that one of your favourite TV series has been cancelled (prematurely, in your humble opinion) despite the fact that it has great writing, decent acting, a plot with lots of potential, and a loyal band of merry followers (think Joss Whedon’s Firefly or ABC’s Eli Stone), then you’ll really enjoy Plympton’s ground-breaking concept of serialized fiction. In short, The Many Lives of Lilith Lane is the beginning of a potentially never-ending series (think NBC’s Days of ...more
Jan 31, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**Thanks again to E.V. Anderson for sending me a copy of this book I really enjoyed it!**

This book wasn't my favourite book but it was good! The book is quite short so I managed to finish it in probably a few hours but it was a very fun read. The plot was actually really interesting, I couldn't wait to see what would happen next, and the writing was good. I found the novel quite descriptive it was easy to picture the world Lilith lived in. I really loved Michael he seems so fascinating and would
I have to thank the publisher for sharing a copy of this serial fiction with me as I definitely enjoyed the experience. I have been looking for something to do (other than work) during my lunch hour so this introduction to serials was enough to get me hooked on the idea. Although the story presented some interesting concepts and had great suspense and cliffhangers, the story really doesn't offer a lot of depth. But, this actually makes it the perfect distraction for a weekday lunch hour. You wal ...more
Oct 10, 2012 rated it liked it
I read this since it's a new concept of serial writing, similar to what radio shows use to be like from week to week. The idea is interesting but it has the same problem that I find when reading novellas: a lot of information at one time that can feel like info dump. While this story starts out interesting and had me getting into it, BAM! I get a bunch of info dump to help bring along the mystery that is meant to get me wanting the next episode. For some, this will be a great concept, especially ...more
Feb 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was first released as a Kindle Serial title. I love how the serialized mode makes the story advance at a fast pace and I love the cliffhangers at each end of an episode. It makes for a 'page-turner' kind of reading experience. Looking forward to other serialized titles.

As for the story, Lilith is a teenager who's younger sister has been kidnapped and killed. Well, that would be in this universe. She meets a mad scientist that helps her travel to a parallel universe where she may be ab
Jennifer Grosser
Dec 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this read. I read the review where the reader felt some of the themes in this book were inappropriate for YA, and I understand the concern, but let's face it--this isn't a sanitised world for most of today's kids, and each theme objected to is something teens I know have had to face and deal with. (Well, minus the sci-fi element, but, you know.) I can vouch for the fact that, as a teenager, this wouldn't really have been my cup of tea, but . . . I'm not sure, first of all, that ...more
Lisa Forsell
Dec 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Compulsively readable. I was intrigued by the idea of a serialized story, but was actually grateful that all portions were available when I downloaded the story. I can't imagine having to wait for each installment! The narrator had a unique and genuine voice. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Halston Seabolt
Thanks so much for sending me the book! I got to read the ending and I loved it! The writing flows and it grabbed my attention from beginning to end. I'm excited to see what you come out with next.
Jamie Cobb
Oct 13, 2012 rated it liked it
A fun and easy read- liked the serial concept. Writing and story weren't anything amazing but I didn't dislike it.
May 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 1/2 stars. What can I say? I'm a sucker for time travel books.
Shannon Davison
Nov 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Was given the opportunity to read this as an ebook on Wow is all I can say. How long do we have to wait for the next of her many lives to come out? I want to read more and soon.
Stephanie Bonde
Oct 08, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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I received this book from first reads.

I'm thinking of giving it 2 1/2 stars. It was an ok book, but not my favorite. It's something that I would probably only read once or twice.
It's good for a first time read because of the whole mystery and finding out who took her sister. That kept me intrigue and made me glad that I had the whole book instead of waiting for the next episode.
I also liked the idea of the two alternate universes and jumping back and forth between them. This was the first book
Natasha Chowdory
Sep 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rather enjoyable for a short story. I'm thinking Stephen King crossed with a b-movie detective film with a hint of sci-fi. For all of that it was a lot of fun. Lilith isn't very likable but her one redeeming feature is the love she has for her sister that causes her to cross worlds to find her. Her issues and self-centredness were rather nice to read because that is what most teenagers are like - the absolute assumption that nothing anyone else says can be better/worse than what they may be curr ...more
Apr 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I got this book a while back from Goodreads First reads & even though I'd gotten a little backed up on my reading lately I am beyond glad I finally got around to reading this. This is the first book I've actually sat & read cover to cover in quite a while. It was just that good. If flowed amazingly, the storyline was enthralling & it was just very well written as a whole. I could see this being a TV show someday maybe a bit reminiscent of the old show Sliders?! Honestly it was refres ...more
Jan 25, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
I received this book from the first-reads giveaway. This was a good little quick read. It had a little bit of everything wrapped up in one little story. Sci-fi, murder mystery with a little bit of romance. Lilith Lane is on a mission to find out who killed her sister when she meets someone who can travel to alternate worlds. She discovers that even though she solved the mystery in one world, she still has to solve it in the other world and it has a completely different outcome. I liked this stor ...more
I received a free e-copy of this book from the author.

The story is interesting, and the writing style decent though not exceptional. The premise was intriguing, and it was interesting to see how events played out the same or differently in different worlds - which versions of which characters made which choices. I'm interested to see where the story goes, but not hanging on the edge of my seat; I didn't get very emotionally attached to Lilith or most of the other characters, which lessens my enj
Rachelia (Bookish Comforts)
Episode 1: a LOT of telling vs. showing, and backstory. All happened really really quick. I don't really have a hold for any of the characters or favourite them. Sometimes a bit TOO much like Veronica Mars for my liking (alcoholic mother, father/sheriff feud, (view spoiler))
Lisa Cox
I liked this book. The story was very different and kept me interested.
I read this book in one sitting. Couldn't put it down because I wanted
to see what was going to happen next.
The end is a bit of a cliffhanger, but you know that there will be a
sequel. Just adds another book to your to read list. LOL
All in all, I would recommend this book.
Sep 30, 2012 rated it it was ok
I wasn't a huge fan of the protagonist -- she didn't seem very much like any teenage girls I know and sounded more like 30-something man. The overall story was interesting (with plenty of plot twists and multiple worlds), but I never grew to like any of the main characters much. And I was a little surprised by the over-the-top sordid story line at points -- it seemed unnecessary.
Meagan Hansen
This is one of the giveaways I received on Goodreads.

I didn't hate this story, but I didn't love it either. It was just missing something. I can't put my finger on it...but there was something just not there for me.
Kirsten Yvette
Nov 05, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-challenge
Annoying to the ninth power. No one girl can have as many problems as Linlith Lane. It has a lot of cussing and other stupid stuff I won't mention in case you actually want to read this. Needless to say I didn't like it.
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E.V. Anderson is the author of The Many Lives of Lilith Lane, which first appeared in serial form as one of Amazon's original Kindle Serials. He spent more than thirty years in New Jersey, before arriving in San Francisco with no job, no place to live, three suitcases and an insatiable hunger to write. He now lives in Oakland, California with his diabolical cat, Emma, and his tolerant and talented ...more
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