Life After Death

Life After Death by Sister Souljah Book Summary

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The long-anticipated sequel to Sister Souljah’s million copy New York Times bestseller The Coldest Winter Ever.

Winter Santiaga hit time served. Still stunning, still pretty, still bold, still loves her father more than any man in the world, still got her hustle and high fashion flow. She’s eager to pay back her enemies, rebuild her father’s empire, reset his crown, and ultimately to snatch Midnight back into her life no matter which bitch had him while she was locked up. But Winter is not the only one with revenge on her mind. Simone, Winter’s young business partner and friend, is locked and loaded and Winter is her target. Will she blow Winter’s head off? Can Winter dodge the bullets? Or will at least one bullet blast Winter into another world? Either way Winter is fearless. Hell is the same as any hood and certainly the Brooklyn hood she grew up in. That’s what Winter thinks.

A heartwarming, heart-burning, passionate, sexual, comical, and completely original adventure is about to happen in real time—raw, shocking, soulful, and shameless. True fans won’t let Winter travel alone on this amazing journey.

Life After Death by Sister Souljah Book Reviews

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- Very Interesting5 star

I throughly enjoyed this book. It made me take a look at my life . It made me happy to read a book about religion especially Islam.

- I couldn’t stop reading...5 star

It was completely different but everything that I needed without even thinking about it. I’m glad I took the time!

- Unexpected, yet, POWERFUL message!5 star

After 20 years, fans have anticipated the culmination of the Winter Santiaga story. Although the setting of the story is unexpected, the message is undeniably powerful. Anyone who is familiar with Sista Soulja before she became an author should not be surprised by a powerful message woven through her work! I encourage all Sista Soulja fans to read until the end. She’s laying gems of wisdom at the feet of young women who idolize certain lifestyles and food for thought to all those who think they are doing ‘better than most’ and think they are above reaching a tragic outcome but also hope to folks who may feel they are beyond mercy. Don’t sleep on this book because of the entitlement of others who feel they should have a say-so in the creative works of an artist. This book is dope, creative, different, deep and well written. This book is a mirror! Thought provoking to say the least. 💯

- The worst Winter ever!!1 star

I would certainly not recommend this book if your looking for a follow up to the first book. It took me almost a month to read this trash 🤦🏾‍♂️

- Disappointed1 star

This was a terrible books. Although I enjoyed the coldest winter, this was far from a sequel. This book was more of a sci-fi book which I struggled to read. The beat chapter are the last couple of chapters. So disappointed .

- Deep Captivating Read5 star

Powerful Dark Yet Captivating Read that pulls you in so deep; your mind takes you on this vivid journey with her.

- Wasn’t what I thought4 star

The book would be and the beginning started off real slow but picked up more as you read. The twist of the story really makes you think of you’re own life and the wrongs and rights that we all may have to answer to one day, overall I enjoyed the read and the spin off from the first Novel “The Coldest winter ever”. Sister Souljah makes you open up your mind on a deeper spiritual level when it comes to life and death.

- Just Okay for me.2 star

Love Sistah Souljah. I think she is dope. I also appreciate the creativity and message of the book overall but The Coldest Winter Ever is still my favorite book of the series.

- Life after death sister souljah2 star

Not what I expected, but it was an interesting read.

- Thumbs up4 star

I actually liked the book as a whole! If you can get past the character turning into animals, it does make you self reflect on your own life and think am I walking the right path to go to heaven on my afterlife. I would say it’s not as hot as the original the coldest winter ever but I get what she was trying to say and do with the book.

- Hate it1 star

First of all she’s literally dead & a demon of some sort able to see & hear what’s going on. It’s disturbing and stupid in my opinion. The most horrible follow up ever ! The first book was very close to reality so to make the 2nd one pure fiction didn’t even make sense. I kept thinking she was dreaming she died & woke up but that never happen, skip this!

- Life After Death5 star

This book was nothing short of amazing. The author is my absolute favorite, I have been waiting for another book from her for years. Such a great way to continue my interest in this series. I’m mad I finished it so fast. Cannot wait for the next one, truly looking forward to it.

- Flipped it!5 star

It took AWHILE, almost the whole book. You closed that and sealed it up tight Sista. I was big mad for much of the book. I’m so grateful I kept on. Great work. Ready for the next one ❤️

- Not What I Expected1 star

I could not begin to describe the disappointment I experienced by reading this book. I do not recommend at all. It was very hard to stay interested and even harder to stay engaged.

- Wow5 star

Man after reading this book I look at life so differently now! I really enjoyed it

- Waste1 star

HORRIBLE

- Definitely Different3 star

Peace.. I will say this. It wasn’t what I was expecting. However reading this book did enlighten my thoughts about life after.. Even though she spooked it up to much for this crowd, maybe she’s going in a different direction to introduce new techniques and make readers feel that she has spoken to all in her own way.. I’d read it again but not like the first.. change is good and constant. Peace..

- The hardest book to read ever!1 star

I can’t make myself read this book. It’s so disappointing and I wish I could be a refund. I was so excited for nothing.

- Deeply disappointed!!1 star

I didn’t enjoy this book at all. It’s all over the place. I’m far from judgmental but there are some weird things that made me completely uncomfortable. I don’t understand how this could possibly be a sequel to The Coldest Winter Ever. I’m so disappointed. I really wish I could get my money back. I don’t want to give any stars but I don’t have a choice. Here is one just so I can submit my review.

- Life After Death5 star

This book was amazing. Perfect sequel to The Coldest Winter Ever

- Deep5 star

This book will most definitely go over a lot of people’s heads and perspectives. But I loved it it had me wanting more each and every page

- Extremely Disappointed2 star

As a Sister Souljah lover, this book definitely missed the mark! It was definitely a struggle to finish (as many others have stated)—please know your audience.

- Meh4 star

Definitely not what I was expecting... I can appreciate the creativity but to be the sequel to such an iconic book it just didn’t measure up. Still a good read but not impressive

- Amazed5 star

I couldn’t put this book down. It was so suspenseful I had to keep reading. Just know things ain’t always what they seem! Happy reading 😎

- A dream deferred3 star

didn’t have much of an expectation for the book but high expectations for the writer I enjoyed winter’s journey but the way or the direction I wasn’t the biggest fan of I definitely feel a deeper level inside was a much better book and perhaps there should’ve been an additional book before this one overall still my favorite author and hopefully the The fourth installment of midnight will make up for the extended period +6 years of waiting on the continuance will be worth it

- WHat the heck was this!?1 star

Horrible.

- Disappointed2 star

I’ve never written a book review, however upon finishing this book I am compelled to discuss. I, much like thousands of others, have anticipated this sequel since finishing The Coldest Winter Ever in the 8th grade. However, I was supremely disappointed. Maybe I expected too much, I’m not sure, but what I am certain of, is this book seriously pales in comparison to the first book and even to A Deeper Love Inside (which was simply amazing by the way) This book was all over the place. It was difficult to complete to say the least. I found myself constantly annoyed by Winter, so much so I would stop reading due to my extreme annoyance from her incessant ignorance and self entitlement. I have two stars, one simply for being a Sister Souljah book, and two because I appreciated the self reflection it evoked within me towards the end of the book. Outside of those two aspects, this book was...for lack of better words...a mess. I’m not sure of the journey Souljah intended to take us on, but oftentimes I found it to be downright deplorable and simply unnecessary. I’m very selective about what I allow into my spirit, and it was difficult for me to finish the book simply because of the evil and dark undertone of the majority of the novel. I’m certain there are many like me who will read the book simply because they are die hard fans of the first book, but I caution you, lower your expectations. I will always support a black woman, and I have deep respect and admiration for Souljah and her invaluable contributions to our culture. Everything won’t be a hit, and this book, unfortunately, was definitely not a hit.

- Beautiful Strong Message5 star

This book is only for the understanding! Only for the open minded! If it went over your head that’s ok! Your mind is just closed! I give it 5 stars easily!!

- This book is a challenge!2 star

I get the premise but the delivery missed the mark. Why spend so much time on the afterlife and to drag readers into this endless ghetto pit of sex and consumerism. I don’t know what’s worse, the plot or Nia Long as the narrator. The fact NY accent grated every nerve that I possess. I couldn’t tell if she was reading from a teleprompter or if she was reading poetry. I think Nia was as discombobulated as I am. This book did not meet my expectation and I have read all the other books. This is by far the worst and I’m embarrassed to post that I read this.

- Page one let down!!!2 star

Soooo i didn’t expect none of it! I honestly believe that there is a hidden agenda here. I pushed myself to finish this book. I just wanted to read a good ole Winter story. Instead i got a lesson from the Quran. Truly disappointed!

- Know your audience1 star

This book felt like a nightmare that made no logical sense. Even some of the rules created - like UBS had to move you from the last stop but the devil’s son was at the “in between realm” just made no sense...when she only had 3 strikes but surpassed the 3 strikes...it’s so much that made no sense!!! How the souls were burned at the devil’s club but Winter was eaten alive and didn’t “die”...so why did the souls “die” or get collected????? I felt like this was an unsolicited attempt to push someone else’s views onto the readers without warning and for that...I disliked it. This should have been a growth with the audience that read this years ago. Winter’s constant intentional ignorance - or just plain ‘ole ignorance- was frustrating because even if she was “young-minded” there was absolutely no MENTAL MATURITY in 15 years?!!! How is this possible? Jail doesn’t preclude growth THAT much so you have no COMMON SENSE!!!! I hated it...and struggled to finish.

- Not What I Expected2 star

I’ve read the Coldest Winter Ever twice ! and Midnight and the Porsha stories. They were all good! However, this story was nothing like the others. It was as if i was reading Hercules or something like that about human animals. I received the message, But i expected more.

- No ma’am...this IS NOT IT!1 star

I reread The Coldest Winter Ever right before reading this as an adult and I must say all of this is so ghetto. I hated Winter in the first book (as a teenager I loved her) and I hate her in the second book! This book is all over the place and hard to follow. I honestly didn’t make it very far into the book before just closing it and say “no I’m good...”! Literally no character development at all and just a hot mess. I want my money back...I’m not buying anything else from this author.

- Better than I thought!!5 star

I loved it!!

- Maa Sha Allah5 star

This is a must read. Sister Soulja is remarkably dope. To carry us on a journey of a non-Muslim being guided while experiencing the punishment of the grave is deeper than the flesh for sure. If it went over your head just read the book again. Congratulations Winter Santiaga!

- I’m conflicted...2 star

I understand where the book is coming from but not what I was expecting for a follow up.

- Unbelievable....1 star

I cannot believe that this is how she chose to depict and conclude Winters story! This book gave me the creeps. I stopped reading after the gruesome animalistic sex with the devil that turned Winter into a red snake (yes a snake) I really shouldn’t have brought it.

- Expected much better1 star

Disappointed. Sistah Soulja could’ve kept this in the drafts.

- Decent2 star

It was good but it wasn’t as great as I expected. It didn’t keep me “wowed” like the first book.

- Disappointed2 star

I keep trying to get past chapter 6 but I just can’t. I really disappointed in how this book is going. 5 chapters all about the details of afterlife. I just can’t.

- Shocked5 star

Very different than the first book which I read at 15 and I am now 25 . I was shocked the author took this approach with winter & to see her never changing but changing lifestyle even in the after life . I read the book in two days because I was hooked and love everything about Sister Souljah since a teenage girl . A must read forsure

- Great book5 star

Only true fans of her work will appreciate it. If you read all of her books you understand it completely. Loved it!!!!!

- Precious5 star

I love this book. First reading it was confusing on how the book started, but I kept reading. Throughout my reading, I begin to understand what the author was conveying to the readers. Winter had a near death experience. God took her on a spiritual journey. Winter ways of life , and her not knowing and believing in God Was the reason she was at the stop before the drop. While she was in tht dark place she experienced a lot of terrifying and dark things but God and his mercy shows up like he do all the time not forcing himself on us but letting us have free will and showing us the the paths to choose. Winter also experienced the place of mercy where she has to do some self reflection on her life. She learns tht God is real. He loves us enough to give us chance , and he want us to choose him so we can live in abundance and alway acknowledge and put him first.

- Very Intriguing!5 star

If you were expecting it to be the same as the 1st shame on you. Its been 20 years! Its wayy different and intriguing and took my mind on a journey. I think people are disappointed because they were expecting the same story. Souljah never disappoints and I enjoyed the read.

- Different from first book, but more of the same of the series...3 star

This is a strange departure from the original story of Winter Santiaga. But, if you’ve been keeping up with Souljah’s other connected stories (Midnight, Porscha), it won’t be as strange. The most religious story out of the entire series. The ending was predictable; Winter was not a sympathetic protagonist. Can’t wait to see the next book about Ricky Santiaga.

- Good Read4 star

So I finished the book, and I can honestly say it was good, it wasn’t what I expected for a follow up, but I got what she was trying to do. There are a couple of part when your going to wonder what is going on cus the book ways all over the place for a moment....or at least to me but she brought it back and I fully understand the message she was trying to give.

- 🥴2 star

Very slow! Story all over the place I will try to come back and read at a later date

- Amazing5 star

Finish the book is all I can say

- Disappointed1 star

Extremely disappointed. I kept reading thinking that it would get better. Stopped at page 75

- Disappointed3 star

I wish she didn’t spend so much time on the afterlife. I mean you said she was dead in the beginning and come to find out she alive and Simone didn’t kill her

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Shani_L - Nope!1 star

Wtfudge is this book?! Could’ve kept this Sister Souljah. This is not what anyone was looking for. This book should’ve been a stand alone based on a character that had absolutely nothing to do with the Coldest Winter Ever if you really needed to tell this weird story. You let your fans down bad again!!!!

LunaLovesGreat - Disappointed1 star

After waiting so long for this, I could’ve done without it. There was hardly a plot, no character development, and MANY problematic moments.

nhkjh - Life After Death5 star

Sister Soulja never disappoints

Tianat80512 - 10/105 star

Sister Souljah does what she does & I’m captivated.

Asya123 - Disappointed2 star

It's beautifully written disappointing waste of time.

Amacattackkk - Awful1 star

This book is bad. Couldn't even get past page 30.

miss Jazsy - Life after death1 star

This book is horrible! I’ve waited 20 years for this and it is highly disappointing. It has absolutely nothing to do with the Coldest Winter Ever! I mean she dead and time traveling. I’m almost done but if I could get a refund, I would be first in line

Punkinella1 - Disappointed1 star

Highly disappointed. I want my money back this is a joke.

SheSheBullet - SMH1 star

I waited all these years to be disappointed in this book! Not worth the read !

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About Sister Souljah Wiki

Sister Souljah (born Lisa Williamson, January 28, 1964, Bronx, New York) is an American author, activist, musician, and film producer. She gained prominence for Bill Clinton's criticism of her remarks about race in the United States during the 1992 presidential campaign. Clinton's well-known repudiation of her comments led to what is now known in politics as a Sister Souljah moment. Early life Sister Souljah was born in the Bronx, New York. She recounts in her memoir No Disrespect that she was born into poverty and raised on welfare for some years. At the age of 10, she moved with her family to the suburb of Englewood, New Jersey, a suburb with a strong African-American presence. Englewo...

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