by Michele Vail
Published November 20th 2012
The day I turned 16, my boyfriend-to-be died. I brought him back to life. Then things got a little weird...
Molly Bartolucci wants to blend in, date hottie Rick and keep her zombie-raising abilities on the down-low. Then the god Anubis chooses her to become a reaper-and she accidentally undoes the work of another reaper, Rath. Within days, she's shipped off to the Nekyia Academy, an elite boarding school that trains the best necromancers in the world. And her personal reaping tutor? Rath.
Live at Nekyia has its plusses. Molly has her own personal ghoul, for one. Rick followers her there out of the blue, for another... except, there's something a little off about him. When students at the academy start to die and Rath disappears, Molly starts to wonder if anything is as it seems. Only one thing is certain-Molly's got an undeadly knack for finding trouble...
I was very disappointed in this book. I went into it expecting a great book based in Egyptian mythology. What I got was an annoying, self-centered main character whose main goal in life is to have Rick as her boyfriend.
There was little to no world building. Everything was kind of thrown at you and it didn't let you connect with the settings or the characters. I thought it was going to get better once Molly started going to Nekyia. But it actually got worse. Instead of building up the academy and its obvious rich background, information is just thrust at you and it is hard to absorb.
I gave the book 2 stars because it did have a lot of potential. The story was there, it just needed a lot of world building and better character development. I probably won't be reading the next one.