Publisher: Charlesbridge Teen
Format Ebook via NetGalley
Pub Date 18th September 2018
Price $10.99 AUD
Purchase at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B078LSQ81Q/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=&sr=
Star Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Twice Dead was an enjoyable, quick and easy read. In this story we meet Naya, who is a young woman who returns from the dead after a mission for her father goes wrong. Basically in her world, there are people called necromancers and they can bring people back from the dead. I really loved the concepts of death and bringing people back from the dead with the magic system. Not many fantasy YA books deal with this topic and I found myself captivated by the premise behind it. It was an intriguing magic system to learn, with runes being sources of power and aether or energy binding it all together.
The romance in this book was sweet and great to read. It didn’t seem overly forced and wasn’t insta love. There was quite a bit of politics in this book, and scheming. I thought that even with the all the rebellion and plotting in the book, it was a nice mix but at times hard to keep up with. There were lots of names and people to keep track of.
The one thing I didn’t enjoy about this book was the ending. It felt rushed and left me feeling a little unsatisfied. With the way things were at the end of the book, I think the intention was to create a feeling of longing for the next book, but I was left disappointed. It was not what I expected to happen and it was such a different ending to the rest of the book that I’m not sure if I want to pick up the next one. I want to know what happens but also don’t want to.
Overall this book was easy to read, had an awesome magic system and plot with a really sweet romance. If you love dark magic themed books and sweet romance this is for you.