ARC Review: 18 Truths

ARC Review: 18 Truths by Jamie Ayres

Release Date: 2014
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press

This ebook was an ARC I received from Curiosity Quills Publishing for reading/reviewing purposes only.

18 Truths is the second book in a trilogy by Jamie Ayres. It is a story about death, god, choices,  and staying true to those you love. This was an amazing book. I absolutely loved it, and I need the read the first and last stories.

This is a story about a teenage girl named Olga, who died. She had a best friend named Connor who died before her. And her boyfriend is Nate, whom she met in Limbo. Limbo is a place where you go after you die, before you find out you’re dead. You stay in Limbo until the angels decide you can handle being dead. It is actually a really creative concept.

Olga and Nate become spirit guides that help the dead in Limbo, without telling them they are actually dead. Their first assignment in a girl named Grace. You’re going to want to keep an eye on Grace throughout the story because she is not who you think she is.

So Olga and Nate are helping Grace. Nate spends a lot, and I mean a lot, of time with Grace. And Olga gets jealous. So she gets involved with a demon, so she could find her best friend Connor.

First off, I need to discuss her name. Olga Gay Worontzoff, what an unfortunate name in the twenty-first century. It was creative, but wow… I would probably change my name.

I really liked that Olga, Conner, and Nate were dorks. I love stories when the mains are dorky. But throughout the story, they’d quote Star Wars. And with me being a super geek, I would squeal and automatically know the reference. So points for that.

One thing that I found odd was that some of the chapters had a quote before them, but others didn’t. It was like the author couldn’t find enough quotes or they forgot to find quotes. It wasn’t consistent.

Overall, this was a great book. The front cover was very interesting. I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by it’s cover, but I normally do. And I wanted to read this book based on its interesting cover, so I’m glad I do. I recommend this book to everyone. It gives a different look on (after) life. I really loved it, and I hope you do to. Also, may the force be with you as you enjoy this book.



  1. Thank you for this wonderful review . . .I'd never seen it. Just FYI, the missing quotes was b/c my editor didn't think the '18 Truths' concept was made clear enough, so asked me to cut some quotes so there'd only be '18 truths' in the book. I think it backfired though b/c quite a few people were confused by it. You live & you learn, right?! :-)

    1. That is actually really cool! I never knew there were just 18 truths. I need to go back and see that. Now that I understand, it is really a brilliant idea. It makes so much sense!

      Thanks for stopping by! :)

  2. This sounds so totally interesting! I never thought about that- how do you know you're dead? People who die in their sleep might not even notice. :-) I will definitely give this one a shot.

    1. I absolutely will! I also saw the above comment from the author; that is very interesting. I will have to look for that as well. :-)

    2. Yeah, it was nice that she explained it. It really means a lot when authors take time out of their life to check out my blog. That's probably what I enjoy most about being a book blogger.

    3. Haha. I don't think that's actually happened for me yet... I'm actually just about to start responding to review requests and making a review policy. It's about time! :-)

    4. It's always good to let yourself grow! Though sometimes my review policy just makes me want to scream. It's just a hassle a lot of the time, and I'm actually thinking about taking it down. People don't like to follow the rules lol.

    5. Hahaha I know what you mean! Although it's really helpful for me, as I feel like it is a LITTLE bit of a filter (so yay) and at least if I see a request for something way out of bounds, I know I can dismiss it with no regrets, because they did not respect my wishes.