Review: How to Wake an Undead City (The Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy #6) by Hailey Edwards

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The Beginner's Guide to Necromancy #6
Hailey Edwards
Urban Fantasy
Black Dog Books, LLC
May 28th 2019


Savannah has fallen to the vampires, and it’s up to Grier to take out their leader, Gaspard Lacroix, and restore peace. Lacroix might be more powerful and immune to her magic, but she’s got a plan. Too bad it’s got holes big enough for a new threat to waltz through while the city is on her knees.

Now Grier must risk her very soul if she hopes to slay her enemies and prevent her world from going up in flames. But salvation comes at a steep price, and she’s not the only one who will pay. The cost just might break her, and the man who owns her heart.


[su_quote cite=”58% How to Wake an Undead City”]I was no longer helpless Old Grier. I was New Grier, and she was fierce.[/su_quote]

The end has come for The Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy. I’m sad to say goodbye to Savannah, Grier and company. It’s been a roller coaster ride of emotions and surprises.

When we left Grier and company, Savannah had fallen into the vampires hands.

In How to Wake an Undead City we finally get answers to questions, surprises that I didn’t see coming, and we see Greir come into her own. She still has a lot to learn, but with the help of friends and Linus at her side she’ll finally become what she was meant to be.

Edwards has a way of making you feel and care for all her characters from new to old. We see a resolution regarding Amelie and Boaz. I’m happy and grateful to have that done. And very pleased with how Grier dealt with both brother and sister. I was pleased to see how Linus and Grier’s relationship developed and how they plan to stay together. The author also treats use to battles mixed among moments of life. Last, we have a deadly vampire to stop. The ending delivered some unexpected twist and surprises. I was captured from begging to end!

This final novel answered questions, complemented the characters, and gave us closure, but also left the doors open for revisits. It also delivered the perfect setup for the spinoff series that begins with Shadow of Doubt. I’m happy and pleased with how The Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy series ends.

Rated: 4.5 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

4 comments on “Review: How to Wake an Undead City (The Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy #6) by Hailey Edwards

  1. I really enjoyed this series. I think there are going to be some followup novellas on this couple – SCORE! I plan to listen to Shadow of Doubt which is in a couple weeks. Wonderful review!
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    • I’m excited for the wedding novella on Grier and Linus. It will be fun! I hope you enjoy Shadow of Doubt. I was surprised with how much I liked it. I wasn’t expecting to see the lead be redeemable, but she was. Looking forward to more. ^_^

  2. I really enjoyed this one. I need to read the spin off book!
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    • It was a satisfying end to the series. I think you’ll enjoy the spin-off. It was better then I expected.