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18 Truths

(My So Called Afterlife #2)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  219 ratings  ·  47 reviews
Lying is unbearable, betrayal is inevitable, and choosing which path to take is impossible.

Olga Gay Worontzoff ended her senior year as an eighteen-year-old girl totally in love with Nate, enjoying their new romance and about to attend the university of her dreams. Now she’s spending her summer in the weird subculture of the Underworld, with charmingly witty and powerful
Published January 27th 2014 by Curiosity Quills Press
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Sarah Elizabeth
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I wasn’t the biggest fan of the first book in this series, but this one was an improvement.

Olga and Nate became Spirit Guides in this book, but in reality they still needed guidance themselves. Olga continued to obsess over Conner in this book, and we did actually find out what happened to him. Nate seemed to be behaving the most maturely, but he turned out to be a little deceitful, and we then got things getting really messed up towards the end of the story.

The end
Millie Burns
Jan 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. And, I really enjoyed the originality of the story and the message that's imparted within as well. Ms. Ayres produced a story that is well written and engaging with little twists and turns that made me question how it would turn out. I felt myself worrying and caring what would happen to the characters. There were times in the story that I thought the characters were doing things that didn't make sense, and I admit that I got frust ...more
Katie (Kitkatscanread)
This book was weird but strangely interesting.
The storyline was fascinating as I love stories about angels, Hell and Heaven.
I think it was some characters which let me down.
Like some of them pissed me off to no end.
It was a good read in the end. There was always something interesting which kept me going.

Full review:
Feb 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2014
I received an Advance Reader Copy of 18 Truths from Curiosity Quills Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

18 Truths by Jamie Ayres starts of where 18 Things ended. If you haven't read 18 things yet, I'd suggest that you stop reading here and go read that one first!

Hiding the general plot line under a know...just in case...
(view spoiler)
J. Ford
Feb 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I8 Truths by Jamie Ayres is a literary triumph. Beautifully told. Meticulously executed.

I first received 18 Truths as a beta reader and saw this manuscript blossom into what it is now. The story picks up after 18 Things (you should probably read this one first so you know what’s going on). Long story short, Olga’s Worontzoff, along with her friend Nate, are on a mission to save best friend (and her secret crush) Connor from the Underworld. Connor died in a freak accident and Olga is determined t

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I received a free copy from Curiosity Quills Press via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I really liked the cover, that made me decide I wanted to read the book. I didn't know it was the second book in a series, but I didn't feel like I missed a lot by not reading it before 18 truths (of course, I missed all Olga's 18 things, but it didn't seem that important).

Olga has just found out she's dead, to make things wo
Feb 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What does comes to mind when you think about death? For me it's an endless sleep. Nothingness. And as a Roman Catholic, that when the time comes Jesus will come and give the judgement day.

And then... I read this book. HOLY. WACKAMOLE! This book gave me all the WHAT IF's. Reading this book is such an amazingly beautiful experience for me. It's a whole new YA paranormal book. Yes, it talked about God and bible. It is very inspiring, yet there's still your daily dose of paranormal read.

The world
Nikki Tetreault
Feb 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cqbooks
This novel through me for a loop. The entire time I was reading I found myself verbally responding and laughing. At one point, I got so frustrated with the characters that I was yelling, "Don't be stupid", but when I explained why they were being stupid to my boyfriend, I realized- I've done the exact same things. This may sound obvious and basic of me, but it is the moment that the humanity of this novel really hit me. It's a wonderful read anyways, but that element makes it the novel it is, an ...more
Feb 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think I liked it. I wanted to keep reading it and I wanted to finish it to see how it ends, but at the same time all the religious stuff kept bothering me and I don't know why. I am not atheist or agnostic and firmly believe in God, angels, and heaven, but this bothered me. Was it too much religious stuff, was it brought up at the wrong times, was it used unnecessarily? These are questions I can't answer. I know this took place in limbo and of course there would be references to God and there ...more
Teshelle Combs
Feb 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Needless to say, the story gets you involved, and you’ll find yourself rooting for characters and booing others, maybe even audibly. ’18 Truths’ is a story about starting over, even after you’re dead. About holding on to the people you love, even after they’re gone. If you like chatting with gloriously creepy angels and battling demons armed with your sharply honed Star Wars references, finding yourself, and falling in love, then you need to read this book. And my ONE kick in the butt is for any ...more
Marisa Cleveland
This sequel made me laugh and cry just like the first one! Even though 18 Truths seemed like it'd be a heavier story than 18 Things, since Olga is spending her summer in the Underworld, it actually had a lighter tone. I loved the spirit guide training scenes with Riel (her angel boss). I loved the new songs. *swoons* I also loved the last chapter--I couldn't believe the surprise at the end of this one either! Can't wait for the last installment of the trilogy! ...more
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy to read and review. I must say I loved it. I started reading it and couldn't put it down. I love the story line. The characters are great. I love the world she has created for her characters. I highly recommend it to others. I look forward to reading more of Jamie's books. ...more
InD'tale Magazine

This book makes a great case for the saying, “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.”

Read full review in the 2014 April issue of InD’tale Magazine.
Sarah Ann
Feb 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was fantastic! It sucked me in from the beginning and the ending left me wanting more and anxious for the next book.
Eliza Tilton
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
well, I was not expecting that! Got to love those twists Ayres keeps throwing at us.
Katie Hamstead
Now I'm back at work, I've got the Audible going again, and since book 1 was read at the end of the last school year this way, I got started on this book now I'm back.
Honestly, I struggled in the beginning to like this book. The whole thing didn't sit well with my own personal understanding of life after death and made me uncomfortable. But, since I really enjoyed the first book, I pushed on.
Once Olga and Nate started their assignment with Grace, I was hooked. I played the book at any moment I c
Brittany speelman

Love this one very much. Very inspiring and easy to read. The life of teens or really the after life
I received this book with no strings attached from the author. But I try to always leave a review, so here I am.

This book did go the way I was hoping it wouldn't. There was the extra bonus of having some of it be from Conner's perspective. Unfortunately, it really didn't add to the story a whole lot.

I don't like the main character, Olga, one bit. And the message I received from this book, I'm certain, isn't the message that was supposed to be given. I'm thinking that the message was supposed to
Tonja Drecker
Mar 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great sequel to 18—THINGS with a whole new feel. By ‘new feel’, I mean that 18—TRUTHS sets off in a whole different direction, bringing in some new characters, new stakes, and a whole new world.

Where eighteen-year-old Olga spent 18—THINGS in her senior year of high school trying to come to terms with her best friend’s death, she now finds herself coping with life in the Underworld. The ‘real life’ feel from book 1 disappears as Olga tries to depict right from wrong in a realm where angels and
Apr 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, paranormal
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*I received a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.
You are not advised to read this review if you haven't read the first book.

We're back into the story of Olga Gay Worontzoff, and this second book includes angels, spirit guides, and more Star Wars references!

Here's why Book 2 was much better than Book 1:

1. Conner. The prologue was from Conner's perspective, and I was amazed at how, when compared, his voice was so different from Olga
Anna Banana
Feb 12, 2014 rated it did not like it
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I received a free copy of this book on netgalley in return for an honest review and quotes taken from this uncorrected version, subject to change in the final edition.

18 Truths starts off with a quick epilogue from Connor’s perspective. I was really excited to find out where Connor was and discover who he really was outside of Olga’s golden-pedestal view of him. Instead, we are thrown back into Olga’s narration, picking up where 18 Things left off.

Time is running out for Olga an
What I liked: I liked how this one starts off, and most of the story that we get. The twist about Olga and Nat was one that led to them both to becoming spirit guides in the world that Ayers has set up for the story. I always sort of thought Purgatory and Limbo were the same, but apparently not? So that was interesting. I also liked how the angels and demons play a role in the story of Olga trying to rescue Conner (who got a prologue in the beginning and who we learned was far less than the perf ...more
Sarah-Jayne Briggs
(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).

(This review may contain spoilers).

After having read and enjoyed the first book in this trilogy, I was quite eager to see the second one. And although it started off as good, by the time I reached the end, I found myself quite disappointed.

Learning more about the dimensions of hell was really interesting. I liked the concept that there were almost 'waiting' areas and opportunities for souls without faith to get a second chance. And I
Feb 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I received "18 Truths" by Jamie Ayres by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Olga died a year ago. She now knows that and is determined that she will spend the rest of her existence as a spirit guide, helping others make peace and move on to Heaven. The only problems are that the first person she is supposed to help wants nothing to do with her and she is having problems moving on from Connor when she knows that he is somewhere out there. Olga wants nothing more than one last chanc
Carol  MacInnis
I won this book from a contest on Goodreads.

Three teenagers, Olga, Nate and Connor whose lives are intertwined to one another have all died tragically. Olga and Nate are boyfriend & girlfriend and are crazy for each other and Connor is Olga's best friend and has known him for 13 years and she even has a secret crush on him. They are finished with high school and are about to move on to their next chapters in life, but are enjoying their last summer. When tragedy strikes, all three teenagers are
Mar 12, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
See the entire review on my blog, books, food and other things on the 7th of April, 2014.

When I began this book, i thought that the prologue was enjoyable to read, and set the scene just enough to get me asking questions and to keep me reading. However, I did think that the change in perspective was confusing as there wasn't really an indicator of the change, so I still thought I was reading in the perspective of the other character, Conner.

I enjoyed the beginning. It wasn't too heavy on the rom
Feb 22, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Connor and Olga were childhood friends. Now both are dead but in different levels of the afterlife, and angels (demons too) are watching them...and potentially plotting.

Often overly verbose narrative with lots of quotations drag the action and plot development. The potential major action between the Heaven and Hell conflict is introduced late, downplayed, and brief. Characters are not fully developed and often one dimensional.

Overall, a disappointing read.
Jan 03, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was definitely surprised by all the twists and turns this book took. I am grateful for the time with Conner, but still don't know where I stand on the whole Nate/Conner thing. I find the portrayal of God a little conflicting in this story- sometimes he seems harsh, others very merciful and loving. Of course, that is often the case in scriptures. I am very interested to see where this series goes next. ...more
Jun 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I hope Jamie doesn't stop writing after this series. This book hooked me, like 18 things, from the start. So many oh my, what the heck moments that I was sad to see it over. Much anticipation for the 3rd book. These characters are still fighting the in between life and death. If we could do our lives over again. Would we?? Great book!! ...more
Mar 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book even more than the first one. (I read it in a day less time lol) I am writing this review after reading all 3... as I didn't want to put them down to even write a short review lol. As was the first book, I found them to be refreshingly different and kept me interested from beginning to end. Ended in a way that I was really glad I had the 3rd book waiting to read lol. ...more
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Jamie Ayres writes young adult paranormal love stories by night and teaches young adults as a high school English teacher by day. When not at home on her laptop or at school, she can often be found at a local book store grabbing random children and reading to them. So far, she has not been arrested for this. Although she spent her youthful summers around Lake Michigan, she now lives in Florida wit ...more

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