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Final Life

(The Final Life #1)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  366 ratings  ·  137 reviews
Some pasts are doomed to be repeated.

Seventeen-year-old Dominique thinks her life is over when she’s forced to move across the country during her senior year. All she wants to do is make it to graduation, and then she can move back to Michigan for college. That's the plan. That is, until her new neighbor pressures her into playing a mystical card game.

And this deck is like
Published 2014 (first published May 15th 2012)
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Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Moving across the country during her senior year was a living nightmare for Dominque until she meet Infiniti, from that moment on, moving will be the least of her troubles and it all started with a Ouija board and the visions of a red desert, pure evil and death…hers. Is she losing her mind or is there more to this move, her parents and their secrets than meets the eye?

Settle in, because this journey is more than a teen, angst-filled fantasy. Learn about a race called Transhumans, that nine live
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
I want to give a huge THANK YOU to AToMR for allowing me to be a part of this great tour. I have been reading a lot of different books and when I received this book I was excited to read it. It is a new world and let's face it I really loved the concept that the main character having nine lives.

Dominique has moved from Michigan to Houston. She is nervous about starting a new school and making friends. When she gets to Houston she starts to see things happening that are not normal. She also feels
Sep 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Final Life, is yet another example of why I have been attracted to Indie authors books. They are a hidden gem just waiting to be discovered. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to read this fascinating story and to be able to share my affections for this book.
Rose Garcia has spun a marvelous story with unique twists that pulled me in until the very last page. The idea of have multiple lives to "get it right" was captivating in itself. I found myself very curious as to what happened in those past
Lately I have been in kind of a reading slump. It's not that I have been reading bad books, because I haven't, but I just haven't really gotten into the last few books that I have read. They just took me a lot longer than normal to get through. But I think I am officially over my reading slump! I'm pretty excited about this, and I'm also pretty excited about Final Life. It was such a great read! I thought the pacing was perfect, the characters were well developed and the story-line was really in ...more
Stephanie Ward
Jul 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-review, owned, ebook
'Final Life' is a wonderfully interesting book that focuses on the concept of Transhumans - people that existed before "normal" humans and who have above-normal abilities. These Transhumans are divided into Pures and the Tainted who are at war over the Marked One. The Marked One will decide the fate of the Earth and of all Transhumans.

Without knowing it, our heroine Dominique is the Marked One of the prophecy. All she knows is that she just moved to Houston, Texas and is miserable. Soon she has
Jul 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Dominique is 17 years old, it is her senior year and high school, and her parents have made her move from Michigan to Houston. New School, no friends, it really sucks. She meets Infiniti on Facebook, who happens to live down the street, and who invites her to a party. That's when things really start to change. Ouija boards, Tarot cards, then visions she doesn't understand are more than she can take. She meets Trent, who is really hot and her parents end up moving in Farrell, who is the son of a ...more
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Jan 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a fast paced read. When I first began I thought Dominique was a little bit childish and acting petulantly. Sure she moved but dang you don't need to be all nasty about it. Thank she goes to a party and everything changes. Cards are read and the Red Desert images begin. Now you are transformed into a world of evil and darkness. One that she doesn't understand quite well until explained to her and one that can kill her. With only one life left while her friends are on her first she litera ...more
Jul 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was intrigued by this novel from when I first read the blurb. I think it was the concept of 'soul lives', which is explained in the story with other fascinating factors that all really blended well into the story. From chapter one, we instantly get a glimpse of something eerie and mysterious. The conflict, the main scenario, that threatens Dominique and others was creative and instantly I wanted to know more, so this was a definite page turner. All the characters were written really well; good ...more
Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book in exchange for my honest review. This is Book one of The Transhuman Chronicles. I was really surprised by this novel, quite a bit happens and the book is only 185 pages long. Dominique’s family moves to a new state during her final year of high school. Not only is she the new girl in town, but her old friends have moved on without her. You can understand Dominique’s frustration at being lied to for so long by her parents as she grasps trying to understand what has been happ ...more
Aug 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When approached to do this tour, I just couldn't help but want to review this book. The synopsis had me hooked, and I couldn't help but wonder what I would do in a similar situation. I loved the writing style of the author and thought that the story line flowed well. The descriptions of characters and situations were so well done that I could imagine myself in the story as well. I can't wait to see what else the author comes out with :)
Sarah Whitaker
May 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Michelle Cornwell-Jordan

Final Life tells the story of seventeen year old Dominique. Dominique is a young woman who after relocating to Houston, becomes aware of who she really is. All her life Dominique dreams of a Red Desert, where she dies numerous times, so with the new relocation from Michigan to Houston,and being away from all she knows plus the resurgence of the dreams; she is miserable. Not too long after her arrival in Houston, Dominique begins to have terrifying experiences, and her life is under att
Jul 31, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2012
The summary for this book sounded too intriguing not to read. I love finding something new and fresh. This book was really good. I enjoyed reading the story, getting to know the characters (Farrell), and being a part of the Dominique’s crazy senior year. The book was very fast- paced, it had me biting my fingernails in anticipation a couple of times. It is the good old story of good vs. evil with some paranormal, a couple of pretty hot guys (Farrell), a few nutting but interesting characters, ma ...more
Feb 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I received this book as part of a review tour and I am very happy that I chose to participate.

Rose Garcia did an excellent job with this story. Paranormal is my favorite genre and I have just recently started to read more YA. (Another choice I am happy to have made) The book is well written with a good story line. I really liked the characters and love the conflict of good vs. evil!

Rose described the settings in the way that I look for in a book. If I can see and feel what the characters are th
Aug 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So I joined this book tour for a few different reasons… the first being I love being a part of a book tour! I get to read so many books by authors that most people have never heard of! The second reason I wanted to be a part of this book tour is because the book sounded completely different from anything I had read before.

The book is still paranormal… it is rare that I veer too far away from that genre (although I am getting better at branching out) and as with most books that I have had the opp
Kimber Wheaton
Jan 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

3.5 stars

Final Life is a YA paranormal with an interesting plot and just a touch of romance. I've always been fascinated by past lives and tend to gravitate toward books that feature them. This one is a bit different than many others about past lives. The title refers to Dominique's final chance to overcome the evil that has followed her through eight other lives. No pressure or anything.

Dominique thinks she's a normal teenager
Sep 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: Final Life
Author: Rose Garcia
Date of Release: May, 15th, 2012
Source: ATOMR For Tour Review
Summary from Goodreads:
Eight lives. You'd think Dominique would get it right, but she's failed every time. Now on her final life, Dominique must discover the secrets of her past before confronting the Transhuman hunter who wants to kill her for the last time. Farrell, a mysterious Transhuman protector, and Trent, a hot guy from school, want to help. But it's up to her to get it right this time—or she
Beth Cutwright
Aug 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Every teen age girl loves hot guys and if they are nice besides, well who's to complain? Dominique is irritated by the move from Elk Grove Michigan to Houston Texas. She hates the idea of being the new girl in town mid-year....and life just gets weirder and weirder for her. Her first new friend, Infiniti, is quite a character and introduces her to tarot card reading, the ouija board and Jan across the street and her numerology system. Infiniti is on her first life, but Dominique is on her ninth ...more
I've been a fan of fantasy, urban fantasy and paranormal books for several years now, and I think that's part of what drew me in instantly to the book Final Life by Rose Garcia – the first book in the Transhuman series. I thought the ideas and concepts she used were unique, and the paranormal elements were great. I can't think of another book that I've read that has used something quite like what was used in this book as far as multiple lives and humans that are something more than human. From ...more
Jennifer Treviño
As soon as I read this book's description I knew I had to have it! I am so glad I did too, because Final Life turned out to be so much more than I had imagined. A whirlwind of decisions, emotions, & truths revealed. Without knowing it Dominique has hit a major turning point in her life. She soon finds out it is much bigger than deciding which college to attend after graduation. As if being forced to leave your hometown, friends, & everything you once knew to be true weren't enough s
Jun 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I got the change to read and review this book, I wasn't quite sure what to make of it, but the further into the story I got, the better I liked it and the more I wanted to read. By the time I put my Kindle down the first night I started it, I was over half done.

This is the story of Dominique, who thinks she's an ordinary 17 year old girl who just got uprooted from her home in Michigan and planted in Houston, Texas just after Thanksgiving of her senior year. She finds out quickly that things
Feb 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Enjoyed reading this book from page 1 till paranormal are my favourite reads , Had a great time reading this book.
I thought this book was very well-written with a good story line. With plenty of meat on the bone to keep you chewing ( if you get my drift ) .
Good verse evil is the only way to go in mt world the makings of a great book ;)

That moment you realize the really your e book you're reading is over and shout wtf ..the sequel hasn't come out yet!!! Don't think it's been written yet f##k .

Andrea Dezan
Sep 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Final Life is a fresh new take in the paranormal/fantasy realm of books. The characters were very believable and one could relate to them in the real world. The main character Dominique is on her final life of the Transhuman realm and she has to fight her last fight to keep her life. Dominique finds unlikely allies and a love triangle with two men Farrell and Trent, while discovering the secrets of her past, learning she has been lied to, and getting ready to face her future.

At first I wasn't su
Colleen Schindler
Awesome read! I really enjoyed Final Life. This book was thrilling and moved at a good pace. I loved the teenage angst that the main character, Dominique, was feeling having to move to a new city and learning new secrets about her past. I loved the supernatural aspects and edge-of-your-seat feeling that made me never to want to stop reading. This book was very exciting, it had an interesting love triangle dilemma with two gorgeous guys that ended bittersweet and had me in tears.

I am looking for
Joanna Reeder
Mar 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Final Life is such a fascinating concept! I loved the idea of a person having nine lives and the history and powers of the transhumans. I am a fan of love triangles, but I usually choose a side quickly and stick with it. But I found my self waffling nearly as much as Dominique between Trent and Farrell! I loved them both!

The prose was quick paced and I found myself eager to keep turning pages until I was finished. I'm excited to find out what happens to Dominique in the rest of this series.

I leaned more towards 2.5 stars for most of the book, but that ending I think bumped it up to a full 3 stars. There's a lot of potential here that simply wasn't executed in the best way ever. Lots of action, barely any impact. Enjoyable but empty. Best points: 1) Houston motherfuckin' Texas. 2) Kick-ass best friend. 3) Adorable love interest of color.

My full review of Final Life can be found at Caps Lock Thinks along with many others.
Eye Candy Bookstore
This is not my usual genre but once I started reading this book I couldn't put it down. It is an action packed drama with a great storyline that kept me enthralled throughout. The characters are well detailed and their interactions are remarkable. Dominique has a life changing event happen that sets everything in motion. Decisions must be made and truths come to the surface. Cannot wait to read more of Dominique's journey!

I give this book 5 stars

Reviewed by Linda Rimer-Como
May 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! It was a fast read, very engaging. (view spoiler) I can't wait to read the next book. ...more
Kay Egger
May 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't put it down! BEST BOOK OF 2012!
Jan 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can't wait to read the sequel!!!
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Rose Garcia is a lawyer turned writer who's always been fascinated by science fiction and fantasy. From a very young age, she often had her nose buried in books about other-worlds, fantastical creatures, and life and death situations. More recently she's been intrigued by a blend of science fiction and reality, and the idea that some supernatural events are, indeed, very real. Rose's books feature ...more

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