Review: How to Claim an Undead Soul by Hailey Edwards
Publication Date: 12/15/2017
Series: The Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy #2
Rating: 5 Stars
Life was simpler for Grier when she was flat broke and a social pariah. Now she's carrying the baggage that goes along with the title of Dame Woolworth, and shouldering that weight is giving her a serious crick in the neck. Her work as a Haint is the one thing that makes her feel normal, but even that's more paranormal than usual.
Spirits are vanishing from well-known hot spots on the ghost tour circuit, and vampires are turning up as shriveled husks. When Grier stumbles across the menace preying on Savannah's supernatural community, what she uncovers is bigger than a few flickering lampposts gone dark. It's a deadly threat unleashed by one of their own, and the cost of saving her city might be her life.
Gah! Can this series get any better? Answer? Heck yes, it can. How to Claim an Undead Soul took the driving need I had to read the next book in this series and turned it up to 11. I’m not even remotely kidding when I say that I found a hiding place at work to read this book just to finish it… and maybe start #3 right after it. Ssssh. Don’t tell my boss.
Having her life turned upside down, and flipped again in Undead Life, Grier finds herself back into a world that quickly rid themselves of her when her adopted mother died. Now sidled with a friendly face of Linus as her teacher, an over-protective childhood crush that seems to suddenly want a relationship from her, a best friend who has grown aloof, and a haunted house that has more personality that most characters I’ve read, Grier’s cup is over-flowing. But… just like a bad infomercial, there’s more. As ghosts and paranormal activity begins to increase, Grier finds herself back in the crosshairs. First, she has to deal with Linus and her suspicion of his and his mother. Though I have been on the fence about Boaz since book one, Linus is a completely different story. There’s something about him the despite all of the mystery shrouding him that I really seem to like. Can’t wait to see where that develops in the next book.
The action and adventure part of the story is even better than the developing potential of a love triangle in book three. Ghosts are disappearing; vampires are still after Grier, and so much more. Even as the action dies down at the end of the book, you’re left wondering. What’s next and how can this series get any better? Just wait.