Thursday, January 17, 2019

Review: How to Live an Undead Lie by Hailey Edwards (@HaileyEdwards)

How to Live an Undead Lie
Release Date: December 11, 2018
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Author

When a fledgling vampire arrives at Woolworth House searching for his maker, Grier is forced to relive her time in Atramentous. Most of those years are as dark and empty in her memory as she was in her cell. She can't remember her progeny, or the night she resuscitated him, but she can protect him from the Society. As long as she's willing to barter with her grandfather to do it.

But Lacroix has plans of his own. He envisions the city--her city--under his rule, and Grier under his thumb. Now all he needs is the right leverage to force her cooperation, and he has just the person in mind. Grier is ready to trade her freedom until a grim truth is revealed that splits her heart in two. Yet another person she loves has betrayed her, and Grier is left agonizing over how much of their relationship is real and how much was a lie.

I just LOVE this series and can't get enough of it.

UNDEAD LIE was more feel than action. It all affects Grier the most, but she isn't the only one that goes through a lot. I just love Linus and Grier together. I admit, I loved her and Boaz before he showed his true colors, but Linus and Grier are so much more than her and Boaz could have ever been. I also really love Lethe and Hood. They have become more than just the people protecting Grier and I couldn't imagine them not being in the storyline.

There were quite a few things that I just did NOT see coming in HOW TO LIVE AN UNDEAD LIE. The villain was one of the last people I expected it to be. Grier and Linus had a pretty big hiccup moment in their relationship followed by an even bigger moment in their relationship and then there's Cletus. Who the heck saw that coming?

I am beyond glad we still have another Beginners Guide book coming our way. I can't wait to see how things turn out.

I gave it 5/5 stars

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