How to Save an Undead Life (Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy #1)



After being in prison for 5 years, Grier was finally released for a crime she didn’t commit. However, when vampires start coming after her she is really confused as she is a lowly apprentice. When her aunt, the Grande Dame, requests her presence at the inauguration, she goes looking for answers at the source.

This is a fairly new series, this book only came out in August 2017, and I’m so happy that I found it. I enjoyed the new world that we were dropped in. We are introduced to the world of the necromancers and Vampires. Vampires are actually a little different in this book, in comparison to the standard lore around them. The liberties that were taken by Edwards with the lore actually made a lot of sense. It also gave the world a special feel which I liked.

I did not like that Grier’s past, and reason that she went to prison was kept from the reader for so long. I get that the story is being told in a first-person voice, however, I really don’t know what it wasn’t mentioned before the halfway mark in the book. That was really annoying to me.

I am hoping that we get more information about the lore behind the necromancers. I’m certain that we’re going to learn more about Grier and her family in the future books, however, I have a feeling there is something going on between her and the vampires from this book.

I actually really enjoyed this book, and look forward to reading the next book in the series.


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