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.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 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 exes than a pirate treasure map here.
How to Save an Undead Life 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 bu
This is great paranormal fun A necromancer that is jailed for a crime she didn t commit, now is releasedbut why now By who What happened to cause the release Now a powerful vampire clan wants her before others find out about her Oh, and the house she grew up in has a mind of its own, people would call it haunted This is a fresh fantasy that is interesting, exciting, and full of great characters Really liked it Would ve given it 5 stars but it just kinda stopped But I liked it enough I will be ge [...]
How to Save an Undead Life is a brand new series by Hailey Edwards I fell into the mystery and dramatic adventure of who and what Grier Woolworth is.WOW I m not sure where to start This book is setting us up for one amazing adventure Grier is thrown into the deep end and is not prepared for it I felt for her She s one hot mess with some serious PTSD You might wonder what happened, well lets just say her past is a tragic one and she didn t have a chance She also doesn t know her background, has g [...]
Well done urban fantasy the heroine is a necromancer and there is a nice take on vampires She lives in a haunted house and the house itself kind of talks to her Well paced with a great heroine The world building is well done twists and turns I laughed, but there are also darker moments I really enjoyed this one First time I ve read this author Ready for book two.
I would have given a higher rating to this book if not for the very confusing beginning the book starts in media res and it s not big on world building and an irritating, irking secondary character I didn t find him funny, and after 5 years in hell, drugged, abandoned, tortured, I thought she should have been well over a childhood crush He seems stupid, beside a dog, and insensitive to boot But then it might be me.The book skirts too much the NA edge, and again giving the backstory, it shouldn t [...]
I really loved the start to this series The heroine s life is really messed up and I am curious to know about her past, her powers and how she grows.
I really want to read the next book now It came to an ending not a cliffhanger but I want to see the plot threads play out .It s odd how the next two books have titles listed in the back already.
It took a few chapters to figure out what was going on, but once the author got her mojo flowing, I really enjoyed this Likeable characters and a good story I m looking forward to the next book.
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.Buuuutl 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 societ [...]
This book was all about setting the stage I m ready for some meat.
Omg I couldn t stop reading My new favorite series
Exceptional StorytellingI am obsessed with these characters, the history and need I found myself constantly reaching for it just to be pulled back in over and over again.
3 3.5 StarsI liked the fresh take on necromancy and vampirism It made sense and, I thought, creative The main character is engaging The mystery surrounding her will, hopefully, provide a sequel that surpasses the first book in a new series I did feel the author could have stayed focused on the plot So many things were thrown at the heroine that I wasn t sure what direction e.g romantic interest, paternity, friendship, and the necromancy society Ms Edwards was leading me While humorous with inte [...]
Very entertaining Lots of unexpected twists and turns I love the complex world which has been built outside of normal human awareness There is a serious mystery at the heart of this and I can t wait to see how it unfolds I also think the potential love interest is very intriguing And Edwards just tormented me with the point at which she ended this first book Borrowed this via KU but will be purchasing for rereads Can t wait for the next one
19.10.2017 3,5 Super n pady, fajn hrdinka Docela dob e napsan Jsem zv dav , jestli to pokra ov n vyt hne je t v Potenci l to m.
Kinda reminds me of Ilona Andrew s Innkeeper series so I really like it I mean, houses with a mind of their own Awesome
I think this series has promise I like the uniqueness of the story, but found some of the book confusing Hopefully the next will pick up Not a fan of cliffhangers though.
Grier Woolworth was basically sent to Azkaban for a crime she can t remember at the age of 16a terrible place that no necromancer is expected to return from At 21, she is suddenly released and sent back to her ancestral home, the sentient Woolworth mansion, affectionately called Woolly Despite being released, Grier has been shunned by high necromancer society, stripped of her title and fortune as the last family heir Her only support has been Amelie Pritchard neighbor, childhood best friend and [...]
I enjoyed this book in fact, I bought the sequel right after I finished and stayed up much later than I should have in order to continue the story Grier Woolworth has recently been released from a prison for magical offenders She s reclaimed her home aka Woolly a sentient house that she inherited from her guardian Now that she s home, she has to start to reclaim the other pieces of her life including finding her place in a world that showed her no mercy or support when she most needed it Helping [...]
Good beginningThis is the introductory serial, this is not a series, it will need to be read in order The story unfolds with a raging case of PTSD including large blocks of Grier s memory lost I was able to follow the story easily but some readers needed information at the beginning The traumatic introductory jolt and ensuing confusion pulled me into Grier s story I won t spend time rehashing the plot but I will highlight some of its strengths.Grier has dear friends and works to keep them She d [...]
Her talent is stalkableOr, you could say I am an ardent fan Hailey Edwards has a freshness, a style, such a freaking strong voice that I feel a swoon coming on every time I realize there are 7 books for me to read She writes dialogue that flows like a good stiff breeze and she paints worlds with a magic hand.This new series is about necromancy although the plot didn t touch on that too much yet and magic and vampires I ve read 2 books so far, falling in hot damness at the 15th page, and there i [...]
From the very beginning a soft spot in my heart is formed for Grier and her haunted house she lovingly calls Wolly The author is able to create an unbreakable bond between the two without it seeming forced for the sake of the story I have never read a book where I love a character that isnt t an actual character but a house, that being said I wish I had a Wolly of my own to call home.Grier in beautifully broken yet still trys her damnedest to protect the ones that she loves and never gives up wh [...]
I picked up HOW TO SAVE AN UNDEAD LIFE because I was in a rut of not wanting to read anything I had and not sure what I wanted to read next and I am beyond glad that I did I LOVED it It was nothing like I expected and everything I didn t know I wanted Grier has not had it easy and it looks like easy is not a word that is in her future I don t know how she kept it together and at times she has a hard time doing it, but she was SO strong when most would have given up and it endeared me to her from [...]
I wasn t sure what to expect with this one, but I don t believe I was thinking Southern Gothic, which was exactly what Edwards gave us, and I loved it The characters were sharp, and the writing was clever and often humorous The dialogue was smart, and Edwards creates some snappy and highly original turns of phrases I found the dynamics between Boaz love that name I want to know where it comes from and Grier super compelling, and I was totally shipping them Griaz Boer But then an old acquaintance [...]
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 [...]
This was an interesting start to a new series, I loved the world and the feel of the setting It felt mysterious and colourful, with a vibrancy that is often hard to capture when reading a book Grier has had a rough life and it shows, but I liked that she never let it define her or push her too far down When it came to needing to be rescued, she didn t just give up and wait, she had a plan and set about it with conviction There were lots of twists and turns I didn t expect and the everything felt [...]
OkThis story wasn t bad , the plot held my interest and the interaction between the characters are great But there s just something about it that i stops it from being great Maybe it s the juvenile way the heroin thinks She hasn t got too much intellect from what I can see, maybe it s because of what she s been through maybe her brain hasn t settled yet and she still needs to grow accustomed to being free still ,but the easy way she trust people is hard to reconcile with and the fact that she do [...]
I loved the haunted and so very alive house, am a big fan of Woolly and Keet and liked the heroine very much too as I did her best friend Amelie Her male interests fell short but I think that was by design, so I enjoyed not liking them much The story was sometimes very confusing and I had the feeling I was missing lots of things even though it s a first in a series, so I couldn t have had the background knowledge from other books, I think That kept me from really enjoying the story, that was oth [...]
I read the summary of this book on and instantly knew that I would like it, so I just hopped over to and acquired it for myself and wham bam thank you ma am read the whole thing in one sitting I really enjoyed the variety of characters we were introduced to in this book, their relationships have lots of potential to grow in the upcoming books The plot itself was slightly anticlimactic, however I think that might just be first book syndrom, as the author was setting up the world for us and the p [...]
I took a chance on this author again since I had such a good result reading Bayou Born It is imaginative, fun, interesting as heck, and I just enjoyed most everything in the story I can t wait to get a hold of the sequel when it comes out.One of the things I really liked was the intricacies of the lore behind vampires and their creation and creators I m curious to see how stuff is handled after that ending for sure.The only thing that I don t particularly like is Boaz playboy manwhore characters [...]
better than Laurel Hamilton s version of a necromancerAt least we re not drowning in sex sex really strange sex creepy sex you name it forbidden sex everything but incest and I did read all of her books so that s probably somewhere in there to and I m talking about Laurel Hamilton of course not Haley Edwards Ms Edwards book was much enjoyable and funny I love the humor I m gonna continue the rest of her series and recommend