How to Save an Undead Life by Hailey Edwards

The Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy, Book 1

Synopsis: 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 yourselves, we’re talking more exes than a pirate treasure map here.

Review: Here’s a novel that I was curious to discover! There are not many series featuring necromancers and the only one that comes to mind is Anita Blake, I must say. So how could I resist Grier?

Poor Grier, she really had no luck in life. After her aunt’s death, she was charged with the murder and locked in a terrible place until someone pulled her out without her understanding the reason. And even if she’s lost everything, at least she still has her zombie parakeet and her house. A house that is not ordinary and has its own soul. I loved seeing how Wolly could communicate with our heroine or her guests. It was a very good idea. In any case, our heroine is trying to get by as best she can with her best friend and her brother’s who will do anything for her. But then her life was completely turned upside down when one day a vampire, Volkov, came forward to offer her an alliance with his clan. Why would he care about her while she has nothing?

I really had a great time with this book. If I had a little trouble getting into it and understanding it at the very beginning of the story, I was quickly caught up in the story afterwards. We get carried away by our heroine who will have to face many new problems and several questions now arise. That’s why I’m eager to dive into the rest to discover what the author has in store for us. Grier is a very interesting character to whom we can easily get attached, just like her friends and I must say that the beginning of the problems!

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