I have so much love for this book that my words fail to understand me, for the time being. This book was so full of love and grief. And I don’t know but sometimes you read a book that feels just right. This was one such book.
Odessa is one of Karthia’s master necromancers, catering to the kingdom’s ruling Dead. Whenever a noble dies, it’s Odessa’s job to raise them by retrieving their souls from a dreamy and dangerous shadow world called the Deadland. But there is a cost to being raised–the Dead must remain shrouded, or risk transforming into zombie-like monsters known as Shades. If even a hint of flesh is exposed, the grotesque transformation will begin. A dramatic uptick in Shade attaks raises suspicions and fears among Odessa’s necromancer community. Soon a crushing loss of one of their own reveals a disturbing conspiracy: someone is intentionally creating Shades by tearing shrouds from the Dead–and training them of attack. Odessa is faced with a terrifying question: What if necromancer’s magic is the weapon that brings Karthia to its knees?
this book is a treat for people who are always in search of new book friends. That these characters are so near and dear to them that a second away from them feels like eternity. This book is about how we deal with lose and how we have to cope up with it. Life is cruel and no matter how hard you try it isn’t equal for anyone. This book is about friendship, love and loved ones. My time reading this felt like I was close to people in there and away I felt lost.
The plot is dramatic and full of reveal but what holds you in this story are the characters. You will feel in some parts that what is happening isn’t right. But you care for them a lot. The world is so fascinating, the idea that you can be brought from dead but there are consequences. No matter how much you want to revive people you have lost, you know deep inside that they are better burried, as the life of being brought again from the dead will be full of risk.
Do you prefer a bear as a best friend? Lysander was one of the best part, he was so so adorable.
The writing of this book is so so beautiful. There are so many beautiful lines, that just leave you in awe of the writers gifted words. It is descriptive, emotional and introspective. It is just so beautiful.
I would suggest reading this book in the span of a week and do not try to rush through it because, it is more about its characters than its plot.
You will find plot holes but you will fall for the characters too much to rather ignore them.
( I had a little Fangirling moment yesterday)😍