The Facts of Midlife (ARC review) – To the Moon and back, and beyond, and everything!


The following review is part of my being in the author’s review team, which ensures that you can read it before the book comes out.

Warning: Do not read if you haven’t read the previous book of the series, It’s a Matter of Midlife or Death, for this review would then contain a lot of spoilers from it. If you have, or don’t mind, then you’re good to go.


Whew! To say that the last almost two weeks have been chaotic is a huge understatement, as this klutz tripped, fell, and dislocated her shoulder, resulting in a week with a sling, and pain ever since with minimal mobility of the right arm (thank the Maker I’m a lefty!). So reviews were put on hold for the time being, thankfully without ARCs to review until now.

Big thanks to the authors for their understanding and to their teams for providing me with images I can use as post covers! This one, here, is courtesy of Wanda Adams, Robyn Peterman’s assistant.

I might have to pause between paragraphs, but this doesn’t keep me from writing away my feelings about The Facts of Midlife, which had me going through a gamut of emotions from start to finish. Literally.

What the book is about

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The Facts of Midlife

Series: Good to the Last Death, book 7

Author: Robyn Peterman

Date published: 25 April, 2022

Pages: 198

Synopsis:

Midlife is sheer madness, and the facts of midlife are not taught in school. Unfortunately, some lessons are hellishly hard to learn.

I thought I had it figured out. I was wrong. 

Proving I’m the Angel of Mercy is turning into a sh*tshow of epic proportions. 

Not too long ago, I was a forty year old gal with a stable and boring life ahead of me. Now? Not so much. I have celestial siblings who are no walk in the park. Their decisions can destroy my future.

And of course, my predecessor has given me days to do the impossible or I’ll lose everything that means anything to me. 

Gluing ghosts back together is turning out to be the easiest part of my job. 

Fine. If this is my fate, I accept. Nothing is impossible if you believe. 

I choose to believe. 

A deeply emotional story, in every way

I might be Gideon’s heart, but Alana Catherine was now his world.

Daisy

Daisy’s pregnancy was everything but normal, delivery included, and things do not get better for her and Gideon in the start, when they should, simply, be getting used to the life as new parents, no thanks to Zadkiel the arsehole.

Unless you call a trip to Malaysia with Candy Vargo and Daisy’s four redeemed Angel siblings in order to save her man, her dad, her sister, and the Magical Enforcer from the hands of the original Angel of Mercy normal, of course.

That is only the start of this absolutely epic seventh book of this amazing series!

As always, there will be laughter. After all, where there are casseroles made by Tim, another great game of useless facts, and all the crew gathered, it is impossible not to laugh.

There will also be anger, because if anyone doesn’t get angry at the gaping butthole called Zadkiel, there is a problem (that man is absolutely vile).

And there will be tears. A lot of them. Very few authors can make me ugly sob more than once in a book that is, in the end, so full of hope, and Robyn Peterman did just that, to the point where, at a certain moment, I had to pause reading to clear my vision because I couldn’t read anymore through the tears.

That is something that I call positively brilliant.

In the end, the book was impossible to put down and I ended up reading it almost in one sitting (hey, I had to work!), until that hook at the end that makes me await It’s a Hard-Knock Midlife with great trepidation.

My verdict

Having to wait until September for the next book of Daisy, Gideon, Alana Catherine, and everyone’s next adventure might seem like a long wait, but worry not, Robyn Peterman has us covered with a new spinoff series, Good to the Last Demon, of which the first book, As the Underworld Turns, is set to release in July. Of course, I will tell you all about it, especially since it will feature a new character from The Facts of Midlife, Abaddon, with whom I have fallen head over heels in love!

As for the most recent Good to the Last Death, it is more than worthy of

An immensely emotional five stars!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Featured quote

“I’d give up sarcasm, but that would mean interpretive dance would be my only means of communication. No one wants that.”

Daisy

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