How to Live an Undead Lie by Hailey Edwards

The Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy, Book 5

Synopsis: When a fledgling vampire arrives at Woolworth House searching for his maker, Grier is forced to relive her time in Atramentous. Most of those years are as dark and empty in her memory as she was in her cell. She can’t remember her progeny, or the night she resuscitated him, but she can protect him from the Society. As long as she’s willing to barter with her grandfather to do it.

But Lacroix has plans of his own. He envisions the city–her city–under his rule, and Grier under his thumb. Now all he needs is the right leverage to force her cooperation, and he has just the person in mind. Grier is ready to trade her freedom until a grim truth is revealed that splits her heart in two. Yet another person she loves has betrayed her, and Grier is left agonizing over how much of their relationship is real and how much was a lie.

Review: I was really looking forward to immersing myself in this new novel. I love this series and I had a great time with this volume! And I can tell you that once again, it was a lot of fun!

Grier evolves, asserts herself and makes choices in relation to Linus, choices that are really touching. And then of course, there’s Lethe and Hood and their exchanges are always really great. It is amazing to see how important Lethe has become in Grier’s life. However, their existence is not a long quiet river and it begins with the arrival of the boy that Grier transformed into a vampire when she was in Atramentous. He is looking for an asylum, a place where he will no longer be locked up and our heroine logically turns to her grandfather. Yet, he may well have hidden agendas, agendas for which she is the key.

It was really a great novel as I was saying. I really enjoyed seeing what was going to happen between Linus and Grier. Of course, all our characters are there and we can see what they all become. There are also some revelations even if we quickly understand what is happening for one of the storylines. However, I was curious to find out all the explanations. Of course we don’t have all the answers yet, and I’m even more excited to have Volume 6 now!

A great urban fantasy series!


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