UF Romance Review : How to Save an Undead Life by Hailey Edwards (4.5 Stars)

Posted August 28, 2019 by Nix in review / 1 Comment

UF Romance Review : How to Save an Undead Life by Hailey Edwards (4.5 Stars) How to Save an Undead Life by Hailey Edwards
Published by Little, Brown Book Group on 2017-08-19
Genres: Action & Adventure, Contemporary, Fantasy, Fiction, Romantic, Urban
Pages: 234
Format: eBook
Goodreads
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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


Price at Purchase : Free on Kindle Unlimited
Genre : Paranormal Urban Fantasy Series
Tropes : Strong Heroine, Alpha Male, Beta Male, Amnesia, Class Warfare, Mental-health representation, Heroine released from prison, Best-friends-brother, unrequited love, Virgin romance
Nix GoodReads Shelves : Ass-hat Hero, funny heroine, Fabulous world-building, strong author voice, get-a-clue heroine, Vamps, horrible side-characters
Content Warnings : Violence, False Imprisonment, Kidnap, attempted forced marriage, PTSD depictions
Writing Style : First Person POV from heroine’s perspective

Characters :

Grier – The main character and narrator of our story, Grier was the type of character I love to read about. Warm, funny and fiesty, she is a fantastic lead. There were times didn’t agree with her actions (Boaz is a numpty … what is she thinking?!) and there were times that she made my heart ache (the scenes where she is struggling with her mental health due to the imprisonment were tough) but I never disliked her.
Boaz – hate him. Really hope he disappears into a hole. Spent his entire teenaged years ignoring Grier and then decides to string her along again as an adult. An asshat.
Linas – Mysterious Linas is a little bit of a charmer. Assigned as Grier’s mentor, she is forced to accept him into the house but pretty soon chemistry starts to bubble. I like him. The house – I love the house. One of my favourite of all the characters (especially like how she won’t let Linas in after what he did to the zombie parrot)…


Plot : a fast-paced thriller, this is the story of how Grier’s life is turned upside down by the restoration of her title/wealth. She must train to be a necromancer fitting of her rank whilst attempting to thwart romantic intentions from skeezy vampires
Favourite Moment : The zombie parrot … I loved all moments with the zombie parrot
Favourite quote : “Wounded animals heal best in their dens. You owe no one an apology for doing whatever it takes to survive.”
Least Favourite Parts : Boaz. I really dislike Boaz. Grier is an amazing character but her childhood feelings for him cloud her judgement and she doesnt see what a div he is.
Re-Readability? : High. I know I will have missed things and look forward to reading it again.

four-half-stars

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