About M.I.A: Missing in Atman
Title: Life AD 2: M.I.A.: Missing in Atman
Publication date: December 16, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Michelle E. Reed
Dez is finally hitting her afterlife stride. She hasn’t missed a meeting or session in forty-two days, and she’s put the adventures and danger of her first days at Atman behind her. Life after death is becoming tolerable, yet nothing is quite what she’d hoped. Confusion over her feelings for Charlie, residual resentment over losing Hannah, and a continuous stream of unwanted assignments leave Dez restless and argumentative.
In a missed encounter with Crosby, her prying gaze lands upon a single entry in the datebook on his unoccupied desk. These few, hastily scribbled words reveal an enormous secret he’s keeping from her. Possessed by a painful sense of betrayal, she once again sneaks off to Atman City, determined to find answers to an unresolved piece of herlife.
It begins as all their adventures do, but as light falls into darkness, a stop in an unfamiliar neighborhood sets forth a chaotic series of events. Dez will have to fight for her very existence, and will face painful, irreparable loss in an afterlife teeming with demons wielding ancient powers.
In M.I.A.: Missing in Atman, the second book in the Atman City series, Michelle E. Reed continues the story of Dez Donnelly, pushing her to her limits and surprising readers at every twist and turn of the vast world that is Atman.
Death was only the beginning.
Let me start by saying that I love this series. Life, A.D., the first book in the series had me hooked immediately and I finished it in one day because I couldn’t put it down. I was super thrilled to start M.I.A,, and I will be anxiously awaiting the next book in the series!
I really formed a connection with Dez in the first book – I felt like she behaved much like I would have had I been in her shoes. M.I.A picks right up where Life, A.D. left off, except that Dez has quelled her rebellious streak and is following the rules. As a character, Dez becomes a little less “likable” in this book as she seems to make some things unnecessarily difficult but I think it’s all a part of her growing process.
After Life A.D., I was really ready for more information about Atman City, and this book did not disappoint. The sci-fi nature of Life A.D. took a turn at the paranormal and this is great with me. In the wake of so many YA dystopian and paranormal novels these days, M.I.A is a creative and innovative addition to the genre.
I do not recommend reading M.I.A until you have read Life, A.D. Unlike some series that give you enough information, I think you will enjoy M.I.A. far more if you have read Life, A.D. But don’t worry – M.I.A will leave you hanging, ready for the next installment. I know I am!!
About the Author
Michelle Reed was born in a small Midwestern town, to which she has returned to raise her own family. Her imagination and love of literature were fueled by a childhood of late nights, hidden under the covers and reading by flashlight. She is a passionate adoption advocate who lives in Wisconsin with her husband, son, and their yellow lab, Sully.