Monday, August 27, 2018

Review: How to Dance an Undead Waltz by Hailey Edwards (@HaileyEdwards)

How to Dance an Undead Waltz
Release Date: August 22, 2018
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Author

Keep a spot open on your dance card. This is one ball you don't want to miss.

Grier is nursing a broken heart after Boaz announced his engagement to another woman, but life goes on. Or it would if vampire assassins would stop taking pot shots at her every time she leaves Woolworth House. Seriously, who sends archers to deliver murdergrams these days?

To protect herself, Grier must pull out all the stops, even if it means revealing her darkest secret. All eyes are on her, and—for the first time—she begins to understand why Linus wears so many masks. But the target isn’t Grier, and when the archers single him out, it feels like one of their arrows might have struck what remains of her heart.

Grier quickly stole my heart in HOW TO SAVE AN UNDEAD LIFE and with each installment in the Beginners Guide to Necromancy her place has been cemented and additional characters have joined her —and some have been banned.

I'm going to start with the characters. We learn SO much about the gwyllgi in UNDEAD WALTZ and I really love them. Lethe especially surprised me and I loved the development of her and Grier's friendship. When Linus was first introduced, I could have done without him, but he has really grown on me and the more I learn about him, the more I see him needing to be in Grier's life. Speaking of characters I could do without, Amelie and Boaz just don't do anything for me anymore. Amelie I think can work her way back into my heart, but Boaz has turned into one of those characters that I am fine with being in the background. I do however think he will continue to push his way into the story.

The romance is on par. I don't want to give anything away, but I will say that the tempo of everything that happened was nice and the introductions of a new character was well executed

As usual, I was left wanting more. More Grier, more action, more suspense, more relationship development. The whole nine yards!

I gave it 5/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.