Tuesday, June 26, 2018

How to Save an Undead Life by Hailey Edwards [Review]

 How to Save an Undead Life by Hailey Edwards
How to Save an Undead Life (The Beginner's Guide to Necromancy #1) by Hailey Edwards
Format: ebook
Source: provided by the author for review
Date read: August 20, 2017

The Beginner's Guide to Necromancy
1. How to Save an Undead LifeKindle
2. How to Claim an Undead Soul
3. How to Break an Undead Heart

Hailey Edwards
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Grier Woolworth spends her nights weaving spooky tales of lost souls and tragedies for tourists on the streets of downtown Savannah. Hoop skirt and parasol aside, it’s not a bad gig. The pay is crap, but the tips keep the lights on in her personal haunted mansion and her pantry stocked with ramen.

Life is about as normal as it gets for an ex-necromancer hiding among humans. Until the society that excommunicated Grier offers her a second chance at being more than ordinary. Too bad no one warned her the trouble with being extraordinary is it can get you killed.

Warning: This book contains one ex-con/ex-heiress with a pet zombie parakeet who lives next door to her ex-army/ex-crush. Brace yourself, we’re talking more exes than a pirate treasure map here.
Thoughts on How to Save an Undead Life: Part of me doesn't know where to start with this review. I really really REALLY liked this book, but I was also incensed over the things Grier was forced to endure PRIOR to what happened to her here. Like, the lady never had a chance to be who she could have been when everything went down and I'm angry on her behalf.

Properly incensed, as it were.

Buuuut...all that crazy did reveal heretofore hidden facets of her abilities, so I GUESS I'll deal with it. On the other hand, her reintroduction to high society didn't prepare her AT ALL for the nasty that bubbled up. From where I'm standing, it seems like Grier is still being used with little to no say over where her future will take her. Much like the prison she was sent to.

But that's another story for down the line, I think. For now, Grier's a hot mess trying to deal with some serious PTSD after her stint in prison, her few friends are pretty solid, but she doesn't want to burden them with what she went through, and both her past and her abilities remain shrouded in secrecy.

Oh, and she's dealing with some seriously nasty stuff that she is entirely unprepared for.

In other words, I totally can't wait for book 2!

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