15 February 2019

How to Break An Undead Heart by Hailey Edwards

Grier finally has the one thing she’s always wanted: Boaz Pritchard. Too bad her dream boyfriend is keeping her up nights, just not in a sweaty or fun way. Boaz has dialed down the Southern charm and stopped returning her calls. His job forces him to keep secrets, but his radio silence is cranking up her suspicions. He’s a shameless flirt, but he’s her shameless flirt… right? 

Soon an attack on Woolworth House leaves her with bigger problems than he loves me, he loves me not. Vampires are on the prowl, and they aren’t the only predators circling. A new threat has emerged, one with blood rights to Grier. With enemies closing in on all sides, she must choose her allies, and the decision could make or break her… and her heart. 



Warning: This book contains a buttload of zombie parakeet poop. Like grab a poncho and thank me later. Watch out, y’all. It’s about to hit the fan. Hearts will break, and heads will roll. Literally.

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Hailey Edwards consistently writes great characters and this book is no different. There were quite a few new characters to meet, both on the ally side and the adversary side. What I think I like best about her characters is that there aren’t many that are truly black or white. It may be at first we perceive them to be one way and learn later  sometimes much later that they are really in the gray. We only discover these things as Grier experiences them, which lends itself to the reader experience.

This book really sees Grier coming into her own. She’s starting to take a step back from her blind faith in some of those around her. While she’s always been a suspicious person, thanks to her stint in “jail”, this book really sees her stretching her wings and learning to rely on her intuition more. Before, there were certain people above reproach (BFF – I’m looking at you) that she is finding out may not be as perfect as she believed them to be. She’s discovering her strength and abilities and standing on her own two feet by making decisions for herself.

Man, I knew with that title that we would be facing some heavy hitting emotions but I never expected the tornado of feels at the end. If you are following the series, the third book in the Necromancy series packs a punch.  There have been some sweet and funny moments along the way, but this is the first book in the series that really twisted my heart. Woolly, as usual, is adorable, but she just shattered me at the end.  


About the Author


Hailey Edwards writes about questionable applications of otherwise perfectly good magic, the transformative power of love, the family you choose for yourself, and blowing stuff up. Not necessarily all at once. That could get messy. She lives in Alabama with her husband, their daughter, and a herd of dachshunds.


Visit her online at http://www.haileyedwards.net