Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Escape with Undeadly

By: Michele Vail

The Goodreads Blurb: Molly Bartolucci wants to blend in, date hottie Rick and keep her zombie-raising abilities on the down-low. Then the god Anubis chooses her to become a reaper—and she accidentally undoes the work of another reaper, Rath. Within days, she's shipped off to the Nekyia Academy, an elite boarding school that trains the best necromancers in the world. And her personal reaping tutor? Rath. 
Life at Nekyia has its plusses. Molly has her own personal ghoul, for one. Rick follows her there out of the blue, for another...except, there's something a little off about him. When students at the academy start to die and Rath disappears, Molly starts to wonder if anything is as it seems. Only one thing is certain—-Molly's got an undeadly knack for finding trouble...

Undeadly was a book I bought on a day I was feeling low. The premise seemed like it had so much promise. I love mythology and was excited by the idea of modernized Egyptian mythology. So I went into the book with a lot of excitement and found it to be a disappointment.

Undeadly had two major flaws. The first was the plot. The plot was confusing. The book throws you into a world of necromancy with explanations and new facts emerging in an order that had me stumbling to catch up. It also included sub-plots that were hard to follow or understand. I felt like the book included useless aspects as well as wandering plot lines.

The second major flaw was the characters. Molly Bartolucci was the most annoying character! I couldn't connect with her and often she just grated on my nerves. I often felt she behaved much younger and immaturely than any sixteen year olds I have been around. I 

I was excited by the idea of a necromancy boarding school, but was left frustrated and was let down. I know that some maybe can overlook these issues, or may disagree that they exist.While I'm not going to read Undeadly again I understand that some people really enjoyed it.

Check out Undeadly on Goodreads or Amazon.

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  1. I'm surprised you gave it 3 books. It sounds like a 2 booker to me!!

    1. I was torn between two and three. I choose three because I felt that the premise might still be enjoyed by some readers. It also still held the hope of promise due to the unique idea and application of the egyptian mythology theme and how it was adapted.