#Review: My Second Life by Faye Bird

My Second LifeBook: My Second Life

Author: Faye Bird

Publisher: Usborne Publishing

Received for review

Rating:  ✪✪✪✪✪


The first time I was born, I was Emma. I was beautiful. I had everything to live for.
But I died.

Now I have been born a second time, and my previous life haunts me. Because in it I think I did something very wrong. I must find out what I did to Catherine. I must uncover the truth about Emma...

Intriguing, compelling, heartbreaking. What if your past life could shatter your future?
My Review:

"My Second Life is heartbreaking, heartracing, has an amazing lead character and the story is nothing like I have read before. I can't highly recommend this book enough!" 

I loved this book. From page 1 I was hooked! My second Life is like nothing I have ever read, it has such a unique storyline! The main protagonist Ana knows that she lived a previous life as beautiful Emma. She can't get rid of her feelings of Emma’s life, of her life , of loving her mum (Emma's) and her mum (Ana's) doesn't really feel like her real mum. It's like Ana is living two life’s side by side. The present as Ana and the past as Emma.

When Ana meets Frances everything changes. She remembers Frances from her previous life as Emma and she realises that she Emma did something terrible in her past life. A girl named Catherine, her friend, died and it might have been all her fault, she might have killed her!

My Second Life was very complex and intriguing. Ana the protagonist was amazing. She is living her life as two people and all these feelings she is feeling are overwhelming and I could feel Ana's pain, heartache and confusion!

The story was really compelling as well, the mystery of Catherine was so well written . I couldn't figure out if Emma did kill Catherine, she was a child what and how could she have possibly killed someone.

Frances, Catherine's mother was a horrible woman I know she never got over the lost of her daughter but she scared me and gave me chills from the cruelty and hate pouring from her.

My Second Life is an amazing debut and is one of my favourite reads of the year so far. It has everything you would want in a great read and will keep you up reading all night. And when it is finished it will leave you questioning, is it possible we have lived previous lives and are they embedded somewhere in our DNA! Only you can answer that.


  1. The book sounds great and the cover instantly grabbed my attention. Added it to my wishlist.

  2. Ooh this does sound good, thanks for bringing it to my attention!