Twice Dead (The Necromancer’s Song #1), by Caitlin Seal
Publish Date: September 18, 2018
Published by: Charlesbridge Teen
Genre: YA Fantasy
My Rating: ★★☆☆☆ (2.5 out of 5 stars)
**I received this as an egalley from the publisher through NetGalley and as an ARC at BookCon 2018, in return for an honest review.**
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.
I really wanted to like this book. From the minute I saw the title, the cover, and read the synopsis, I was eager to read it. A book about necromancy told by the perspective of one who has been brought back from the dead? I thought it sounded interesting and unique. And while it was both of those, the world-building unfortunately was so confusing at times that it sadly ruined the whole story for me. Continue reading “Book Review | TWICE DEAD, by Caitlin Seal”