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My Second Life

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 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?


“A haunting debut that grips you from the outset”
The Bookseller

“My Second Life is an astonishingly accomplished debut novel. The plot is truly compelling, with the tension ratcheted high. Faye Bird is very strong on characterization. Ana is a great protagonist with very believable responses…Highly recommended.”
School Library Journal 

“A clever plot, defined characters, and fabulous writing. There isn’t much more you could ask for. My Second Life is bound to be rushed off bookshop shelves very soon.”
The Guardian

“A haunting debut that grips you from the outset.”
The Bookseller 

“This debut thriller gets off to a cracking start… Bird looks like an enticing prospect if she can build on this.”
The Daily Mail  

“An astonishingly accomplished debut novel. Highly recommended.”
School Librarian 

“An ingenious concept, an intriguing mystery and a gripping story told with pace and passion… An amazing and thrilling debut”
Blackpool Gazette 

“One of the finest debut YA novels I¹ve ever read. The writing has a limpid perfection, each sentence perfectly weighted, telling us just what we need to know. The mystery at the heart of the book is utterly gripping.”
Anthony McGowan 

“I was completely gripped throughout the story.”
Once Upon A Bookcase

 “My Second Life is heartbreaking, heartracing, has an amazing lead character and the story is like nothing I have read before. I can’t recommend this book highly enough.”
Reading Away the Days

“A rich, dense read which skilfully employs dramatic tension to absorb the reader wholly into a constantly shifting world of revelation.”
Books for Keeps 

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