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(The Veil Diaries – Book 8)
by B.L. Brunnemer
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Slow Burn, PNR RH, YA/NA
Available on Kindle
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Lexie and her gang are making the turn from YA to NA in this installment, bringing with it all the emotion they are so good at, along with the danger prevelant in their world. On Kindle Now.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
I’m Lexie Delaney, and I’m a necromancer. Which means, I can see the dead, talk to them, affect them. Not as fun as it sounds. Especially since the Veil closed and the dead have been stuck here.
Things in town are getting tense. School is starting, and I’m already tired of our plan to keep our relationships quiet. Bodies keep showing up and no one has a clue as to why. Ghosts are still missing and we’re still searching the hiking trails for clues.
Secrets are coming to light, answers are found. And the guys are snapping at each other. But I can keep everything together. Right?
The Veil Diaries is a Reverse Harem series which features alternative romantic dynamics, meaning that our Female Main Character (Lexie) doesn’t have to choose between the amazing guys around her. This is what is considered an ‘extreme slow burn’, the emotional connections are established and built long before any physical interaction takes place, traveling from a Young Adult narrative into a New Adult tale.
Thoughts on When the Dead Come Home
There is something about this series that just keeps you reading, no matter how immature some of the characters may seem at times or the emotional baggage they ALL seem to toss out occasionally. They just work, and they work well, inviting the reader to look closer and discover this make shift family and what makes them tick. The plot is enveloping and shows no signs of stopping, in fact, book 8 galvanizes that underlying mystic and drags it into the light, throwing wrenches in plans and showcasing what might lay behind the curtain.
Lexie is growing, as are her guys, both together and apart. Relationships are solidified, while others are rocked with doubt and fear. Brunnemer doesn’t play the game that ‘love solves everything’ – she injects a sense of reality into the strife, even when it’s bracketed by a full paranormal world. At this point, we aren’t quite sure what is going to happen next, and that speaks volumes for the talent of this particular author. A golden boy is tarnished, old loves become potential enemies, new faces emerge, fresh threats are made and the hearts of almost all of them are exposed in one way or another. It’s emotional, deep, dangerous and just about perfect.
It did lose a half star from me simply because there were times it felt a bit scattered and jumped around, leading to more questions than answers and an over all sense of manic energy.
- Well written.
- Character development.
- Issac!!!!! Yes!!!!
- Ethan…. we al kinda know what he is, but till it’s said…
- Tara and Jess… alright, I am sorta loving them right now.
- HADES! Enough said.
- Miles… Miles. I love you. Wake up boy.
- Parts were scattered.
- It wasn’t a short book, but it FELT short.
First Person, Multiple POV
Character Age Range
My Final Verdict on When the Dead Come Home
A solid book that advances the overall plot, deepens relationships and asks all the right questions. This is a long running series well worth the price – and time. On Kindle.
Published February 13th, 2020
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