Dana reviews My Zombie Fiance (The Undead Canadian Series, Book 2) by T. Strange (Published by Torquere Press, July 12, 2016, 206 pages) A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
To read my review of My Zombie Boyfriend click here.
Why I read this: I reviewed book one of this series and was looking forward to reviewing this one as well. Since it is paranormal week at RGR, I thought it would be perfect to review now.
Blurb: Edward Grey is no stranger to the undead; since raising his cat as a zombie when he was a child, he and his mentor Mariel have explored and developed his power as a necromancer. Despite everything he’s learned, as a necromancer and a medical student, he’s never encountered a ghost.
While Mariel is unreachable in Haiti on mysterious business, a ghost wakes Edward in the middle of the night, claiming to be his grandfather. When the ghost offers to teach him about this different form of undeath, Edward has little choice but to trust the spirit.
After receiving a phone call from a young girl claiming her father is possessed, Edward and his Undead Canadian fiancé, Kit, must travel to an acreage in Kingston…Ontario.
The haunting proves far more complicated than Edward could ever have guessed, and he finds himself pitted against an ancient evil determined to engulf everyone on the farm.
Edward’s love and connection to Kit will be tested, and his necromancy stretched to his limits as he has to find—and destroy—a twisted spirit more powerful than anything he’s ever encountered.
I am so excited that I picked this book to read this week. I absolutely loved it. Edward and Kit return to continue their story from the first book, My Zombie Boyfriend. Though Kit would prefer to be called an Undead Canadian, not Zombie. I love this title for the series, I feel like it could/should be a band name. 😉
Kit, who was reanimated by Edward, a necromancer, is all about their wedding plans in this book. Meanwhile Edward is continuing with his education and learning more about what it means to be a necromancer when he sees his first ghost. His best friend and mentor Mariel has gone to Haiti for some unexplained trip and suddenly all the things she has protected Edward from are exposed. Though he hasn’t used his powers for much more than raising a few zombies, he now has to find ways to lay ghosts to rest and stopping a possession.
I really love how close Edward and Kit have become in this book. They are meeting each other halfway in regards to their interests such as wedding planning, going out, and necromancing. They had faced trials before their engagement in the first book and came out with flying colors. But Kit had always seemed a bit self-obsessed to me. He’s very fashion conscious, likes going out, and doesn’t like things that aren’t good looking like Edward’s zombie cat, Boo. He’s just a bit picky for a guy who needs to eat raw meat and cow brains. In this book, however, he is very considerate of Edward. He seems to take care of him and worry about him. He knows Edward doesn’t care about his clothes or hair, and has accepted his fiance for who he is. Edward, as always is very caring about Kit, and has learned to look past a moment of violence in Kit’s history.
The mystery of the possession and the menacing force Edward feels around the farm he visits was very good to me. It wasn’t extremely scary, but was suspenseful. You could see how much the two characters really needed each other as they fought a dark spirit. Edward’s growth in his magical ability was interesting and I can’t wait to see what’s still in store for him. Kit’s growth in his love for Edward made me smile and I really love them together. I am looking forward to where the author might take this series. I really hope to see their unconventional wedding play out in the next book. My Zombie Fiance should be read in series order, just to get a good idea of their relationship dynamics. It was a fantastic read and I definitely recommend it.
10/10 Pots of Gold (100% Recommended) – Compares to 5/5 Stars
T. Strange didn’t want to learn how to read, but literacy prevailed and she hasn’t stopped reading—or writing—since. She’s been published with Torquere Press since 2013, and she writes M/M romance in multiple genres, including paranormal and BDSM. T.’s other interests include cross stitching, gardening, watching terrible horror movies, playing video games, and finding injured pigeons to rescue. Originally from White Rock, BC, she lives on the Canadian prairies, where she shares her home with her wife, cats, guinea pigs and other creatures of all shapes and sizes. She’s very easy to bribe with free food and drinks—especially wine.