A’s not the only one who moves from body to body every day. There are others. And one of them wants to track A down.
A month after A’s disappearance, Rhiannon is now dating Alexander—the last body A inhabited before taking off. While Alexander makes a great boyfriend, Rhiannon isn’t quite over A. Soon, Nathan (another body A inhabited) shows up at Rhiannon’s door, seeking information. The two band together to devise a plan to get back in contact with A. But their meeting also brings danger, as the malevolent X (formerly introduced as Poole) threatens and harms Nathan on his own quest to reconnect with A. Does he really just want to talk? Or are X’s intentions more sinister? The fast pacing and lyrical prose will draw readers in, but the philosophical questions will linger. Levithan’s (The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily, 2017, etc.) latest expands on its predecessors by including multiple body-switching narrators while retaining a main focus on Rhiannon, A, Nathan, and X. Using his ability to gain privilege and wreck the lives of those he inhabits, X serves as an unsettling foil for A. A more peacefully inhabits a diverse cast of humans, whose experiences briefly touch on the likes of bullying, mental health, and poverty.
More self-reflective morality tale than star-crossed romance, this sequel brightly illuminates the world beyond A and Rhiannon. (Fiction. 12-adult)