Review: Twice Dead
Naya, the daughter of a sea merchant captain, nervously undertakes her first solo trading mission in the necromancer-friendly country bordering her homeland of Talmir. Unfortunately, she never even makes it to the meeting. She's struck down in the streets of Ceramor. Murdered.
But death is not the end for Naya. She awakens to realize she's become an abomination--a wraith, a ghostly creature bound by runes to the bones of her former corpse. She's been resurrected in order to become a spy for her country. Reluctantly, she assumes the face and persona of a servant girl named Blue.
She never intended to become embroiled in political plots, kidnapping, and murder. Or to fall in love with the young man and former necromancer she is destined to betray.
This was a strange book for me because typically books tend to be a bit of a slow page turner in the beginning and then about 40% in you're dying to read every last printed word. This was the opposite for me. The build-up to about the half-way point of the book was great and interesting. The plot seemed promising and different than anything I have read and I enjoyed the necromancy aspect of the book. However everything else was just....flat. I lost interest about 60% of the way in though because I didn't feel as though I made a connection with any of the characters and I didn't really care for any of them except for Lucia. I thought the romance factor of the novel was just "blah" - rushed, instant and unbelievable.
The book flowed well and was well-written, but I don't think I'll be reading the next one.
I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.