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Level 2

Written by Lenore Appelhans
Part of the Memory Chronicles Series

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February 2013 Debut of the Month. In this sci-fi fantasy full of inventive technical detail and shot through with a love affair, Felicia Ward, living in a pod chamber with all the other drones who are trapped in Level 2 the regular waiting room between earth and heaven, spends her time accessing different memories. Some are her own including memories of her childhood, friends and especially her former boyfriend for whom she yearns. That’s normal. More worryingly, she can access the thoughts and memories of other people and soon Felicia finds herself picking up information about a rebellion that the drones are planning…


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Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans

Felicia Ward is dead. Trapped in Level 2, the hive-like waiting room between Earth and Heaven, she has spent endless days downloading and replaying memories of her family, friends, boyfriend, and the guy who broke her heart. Now a rebellion is brewing in this limbo world, and Felicia is the key...

Suspended between Heaven and Earth, Felicia Ward must make a choice between two worlds, two lives and two loves. Her decision will change everything.


Katy Panter, 15....the suspense consumes you, making this book a non-put-down-able and unforgettable read...Click here to read the full review

Daisy Pennock, 13 - This is an explosive debut novel, from an amazing new writer and I really enjoyed this book! Click here to read the full review

Emer O'Brien, 13 - excellent read; halfway between fantasy and science fiction. I would suggest it to anyone who likes adventure. Click here to read the full review

Chloe Sheehan, 14 - I think the writer really made you feel part of the book at this moment, it's really very special. Click here to read the full review

Safiyah Afghan - an excellently crafted book full of adventure, friendship, redemption, romance and true love. Click here to read the full review

Hannah Glenton, 16 - I cannot describe my love for this book; I read it in one sitting and couldn’t sleep afterwards for thinking about it ... Click here to read the full review

Jhaneel - The ending was a lovely twist, which I was very happy to see. PERFECT!! ... Click here to read the full review

Ayesha Afghan mixes genres together such as romance, action, thriller, afterlife and many more to make a book that is completely out of this world ...Click here to read the full review

Georgina Rowe, 15 a good book with a great story-arch, which I would recommend for sci-fi or dystopian lovers with a keen eye for the unique...Click here to read the full review

Rachel Bourn This is an innovative and astounding story which will stay fresh in your mind for a long time ... Click here to read the full review

Gemma Bees, 16 I really enjoyed reading this book. It has a really good storyline and a very sweet ending...Click here to read the full review

Zoe Crook Overall, Level 2 is a wonderful YA book and a great addition to your bookshelf. Click here to read the full review

'An absorbing sensitive read' Kirkus

'A thought-provoking read' Fictions Blog

'Unique, well written and compelling' Proud Book Nerd Blog

About the Author

Lenore Appelhans

Lenore Appelhans is an American living in Germany. She graduated with a degree in multilingual communication and has worked as an award-winning freelance advertising copywriter.

Level 2 is her debut novel.

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320 pages


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Publication date

15th January 2013





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