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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Book Review: How to Save an Undead Life (The Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy Book 1) by Hailey Edwards

How to Save an Undead Life (The Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy Book 1)
by Hailey Edwards
Aug. 19, 2017
Pages: 248
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 heiress with a pet zombie parakeet who lives next door to her ex-army crush. Brace yourselves, we're talking more exes than a pirate treasure map here.

Grier Woolworth was a necromancer until she was excommunicated by the Society and thrown into a special kind of prison. After five years she is suddenly cleared and released to return what is left of her life. The Society took all of her inheritance and title so she is back to working as a tour guide on the streets of downtown Savannah. Grier wonders who she is going to owe for this new-found freedom and it doesn’t take long to find that everyone wants a piece of her whether she wants to give it or not.

Edwards has done a fabulous job of creating her next series. Different than her others but just as good if not better. I’m always a little apprehensive when I start a totally different series by one of my favorite authors. What if it isn’t as good as the others? What if I don’t like the storyline? You know how it goes, but she definitely did not disappoint. I look forward to Book 2, How to Claim an Undead Soul which she is hoping to release sometime in November or December.

Getting 5 sheep

Denise B

About the Author:
Hailey Edwards writes about questionable applications of otherwise perfectly good magic, the transformative power of love, the family you choose for yourself, and blowing stuff up. Not necessarily all at once. That could get messy. She lives in Alabama with her husband, their daughter, and a herd of dachshunds.

1 comment:

  1. I loved this new series too. It was fun and entertaining. And, I agree with you. It's always a little nerve-racking to try a new series by a favorite author. ^_^ Thank's for the review!