Review: How to Dance an Undead Waltz by Hailey Edwards

Reviewed by Jen

I’m not sure I have the words to tell you how much I adored this book. Hailey Edwards has skyrocketed to one of the top spots in my favorite author list and I’m now at the point where I will read anything she writes. Because it’s gold, guys. And as much as I love her Foundling books—and believe me, I do—this book has put the Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy series as my new favorite from her. One of my favorite urban fantasy series, period.

Spoilers from book three ahead. If you haven’t read the previous books already, stop and go read them now. They are best enjoyed in order and they are all fantastic.

So as this book begins, Grier is reeling from an awful betrayal from her boyfriend and her best friend. Boaz is engaged to another woman and Amelie knew he was doing it. These are garbage people and I want to set them on fire. But at the same time, I’m so very glad to have Boaz out of the picture as a love interest because it clears the way for the man Grier SHOULD be with… Linus.

To frame my review entirely in the context of Linus wouldn’t be fair, but let’s be real. He is what I loved most about this book. This man is fascinating. He is crazy powerful. He’s mysterious. He’s brilliant. And at the same time, he’s shy and sweet and utterly in love with Grier. Every time he blushes, my heart beats double time. Every time he looks away from her… every time he says something heartfelt under his breath. I am swooning again just thinking about it. I love the way he loves her and it’s just so lovely watching her realize it.

Yes, yes. Other things are happening too. Someone has put a bounty on Grier’s head, and Linus and her bodyguard pack have to work overtime to keep her safe. But (another point for Linus) she is never forced to hide. Linus is still teaching her about her magic and her guards are teaching her self defense. The mystery is intensifying about what Maud was hiding in the basement—and it turns out to be exactly what I’d hoped for.

There’s a ton of action, angst, and emotion. I loved to hate Boaz. I loved to love Linus. And Grier is coming into her own, becoming more adept with her powers every day. As she turns her back on her old life, her new one just keeps getting richer. I cannot wait to read more from this series. I completely recommend you try it too.

Rating: A

Click to purchase: Amazon

How to Dance an Undead Waltz
by Hailey Edwards
Release Date: August 22, 2018

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