I admit I picked up this book mostly because I thought it would be a funny read, not because I was looking for a necromancing guide. Also, I read Ann M. Noser‘s previous book Dead Girl Running last year.
When Emma and her drunk crush Mike go swimming in a river, Mike drowns. Emma, feeling guilty and newly in possession of a witch’s spell book, decides to bring him back from the dead. However, with Mike, she also brings back a couple of other guys who’ve got some unfinished business.
It took me some time to get into the story. I quite liked the main character from the start, she’s the shy kind of person who prefers to stay inside with friends over going out. The one time she decides to act out of character things go terribly wrong and from there, although she grows as a person, her actions are becoming less and less rational.
I won’t spoil too much about the different guys Emma brings back but at a certain time it did get a bit old for me. I remember thinking: yet another one? Will it ever end?
Some things were a bit weird, like everyone sharing the same body and looking the same to everyone except Emma. I see how it facilitated the plot, but it didn’t make a lot of sense to me. But all in all, a very nice, quick read and I’m certainly looking forward to the next novel in which will be trying to ditch dead guys…
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!