by Caitlin Seal
My rating: 4 stars
Series: The Necromancer's Song - Book 1
Publisher: Charlesbridge Teen (September 18, 2018)
Publication Date: September 18, 2018
Genre: YA fantasy
Hardcover: 336 pages
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.
Twice Dead by Caitlin Seal (The Necromancer's Song, #1)
What makes a person a person? Is it their soul? In a world where necromancers can “sing” a person back to life, Caitlin Seal takes us into the world she has created with TWICE DEAD, a tale of intrigue, betrayal and political machinations as one girl must struggle to discover who she can trust, as well as who can trust her.
Naya thought she was on a merchant’s mission for her father when she is murdered. The land of Ceramor practices necromancy, something abhorred in her land, but Naya awakens to discover she has been brought back to life. Is she now the very monsters her land has feared? Is she a soulless creature of darkness or has she become a pawn in an evil game of deceit and political machinations?
Caitlin Seal has created something different in the young adult fantasy genre with main characters that are likable, relatable, but not as fleshed out as they could have been. I absolutely loved the concept, the twists and how unique this tale is and I see this series becoming something to be sure to follow, even though there were times when I wanted more information, then again, I’m not the target audience.
There is a lot of story between these pages and a lot of movement going on, for sure, enough that I know I’ll be back for more political intrigue, moral dilemmas and a budding romance that may or may not get off the ground as we watch these characters develop more depth and the plot thicken!
I received a complimentary ARC edition from Charlesbridge Teen!