All Faye wants is another chance at being normal: hanging out with friends, playing video games, reading the latest Manga… As a wraith, her craving for a normal existence seems forever out of reach. When she makes the move to the small town of Hueman, Texas with her not-so dead nomadic family, she prays this fresh start will be the one that sticks.
Until… one of her kind is murdered by a mysterious man in a black mask.
With only Carter, an unlucky human witness, by her side, Faye must find a way to prevent the body count from rising and protect her family’s secret identity. As the man in the black mask lurks in the shadows waiting to strike again, her choice becomes a matter of life and death.
In the face of true evil, being normal is overrated.
Title:The Not-So Dead
Author: Isaiyan Morrison
Narrator: Samantha Turret
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal (Wraith), Suspense
Standalone: Not really, The last chapter leads into the next book
Part of a Series: Book 1 of The Dead Series
POV: Faye and Carter
Steam Level: Clean, some kissing
The Not-So Dead is a great start to The Dead Series. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book about wraiths (or if I have it’s been a while). I liked the mystery surrounding the person trying to kill Faye and Carter tenacity to find out the real creature behind his parent’s deaths. I also liked the different characters in Faye’s family.
What I didn’t like was the narration. The voices were a bit over the top but were definitely… unique. The part of the narration that bugged me the most though, the narrator’s consistent muddling of the “T”‘s in the middle of words. “Button-up shirt” sounded like “buddon-up shirt,” “battle” vs “baddle”, etc. It became distracting, detracting from an otherwise pretty fun story.
I received this audiobook for free from StoryOrigin. This is my honest and voluntary review.
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