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All Faye wants is another chance at being normal: hanging out with friends, playing video games, or reading the latest manga. As a wraith, her craving for a normal existence seems forever out of reach.

When she makes the move to the small town of Hueman, Texas, with her not-so dead nomadic family, she prays this fresh start will be the one that sticks.Until, one of her kind is murdered by a mysterious man in a black mask.

With only Carter, an unlucky human witness, by her side, Faye must find a way to prevent the body count from rising and protect her family’s secret identity. 

As the man in the black mask lurks in the shadows waiting to strike again, her choice becomes a matter of life and death. 

In the face of true evil, being normal is overrated.

©2020 Isaiyan Morrison (P)2020 Isaiyan Morrison

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  • SpokaneBecky
  • 2020-10-26

So. Much. Fun.

This was such a fun read. Definitely YA, but it certainly crosses over to a light fantasy read for adults. I enjoyed it immensely and could not put it down. The characters were interesting, and the plot was well thought out. The language was clean, and there was nothing too graphic. I would find this age appropriate for middle graders on up, and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys the genre and is young at heart. "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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  • Shawna
  • 2020-09-29

Loved it!

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This was so different from most fantasy books that I have listened to. Usually it is - vampires, werewolves, fey- that is written about. Wraiths are a completely different species and topic altogether. I really liked the plot and the idea of a young wraith trying to come to terms with who and what she is while trying to find someone who has topics in common with her. I liked all of the characters and was very happy with this book. The narration was not fantastic but was okay. I feel that another narrator would have done better with the different characters and voices. Overall, it was a pretty good book and I will be looking into getting number 2 in the series

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  • Hunter
  • 2020-09-16

pretty good but starts off rocky.

First thing is there is a section in chapter one that repeats it's like it skips back 7 minutes. it was kind of weird. Second there is a throw away character in the first couple chapters that her dialogue just feels super awkward, fortunately after she dies the rest of the book picks up a bit. For the most part the dialogue stays a bit awkward but the overarching story is passably good the background and premise are interesting. On the surface it looks like a pretty standard vampire and vampire hunter romantic snafu, but there are some clever variations here. I dig the asain inspired mythology, and can forgive certain flaws for an authors first book. It shows a lot of promise and I'll be interested in the authors next work. I received a free review copy of this book at my request.

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  • Christi Love4Books.me
  • 2020-08-26

I Liked the Story

Title:The Not-So Dead Author: Isaiyan Morrison Format: Audio Narrator: Samantha Turret Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal (Wraith), Suspense Standalone: Not really, The last chapter leads into the next book Part of a Series: Book 1 of The Dead Series POV: Faye and Carter Steam Level: Clean, some kissing 4/5 The Not-So Dead is a great start to The Dead Series. I don't think I've ever read a book about wraiths (or if I have it's been a while). I liked the mystery surrounding the person trying to kill Faye and Carter tenacity to find out the real creature behind his parent's deaths. I also liked the different characters in Faye's family. What I didn't like was the narration. The voices were a bit over the top but were definitely... unique. The part of the narration that bugged me the most though, the narrator's consistent muddling of the "T"'s in the middle of words. "Button-up shirt" sounded like "buddon-up shirt," "battle" vs "baddle", etc. It became distracting, detracting from an otherwise pretty fun story. I received this audiobook for free from StoryOrigin. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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  • The Book Junkie Reads . . .
  • 2020-04-22

Different, Interesting, Wonderful, Flowing

Different. Unique. Interesting. Entertaining. Uncommon. Wonderful characters. Drawing story. Fast paced. Flowing audio. Creative imagery. Narrator Samantha gave depth to a story that was already intriguing with her voice and levels of tone, pitch, and emotion. I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Isaiyan Morrison. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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  • Julie S.
  • 2020-04-21

quick fun paranormal story

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Isaiyan Morrison. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it. The Not So Dead is about a "not so dead" teenager, going through the angsty transition to not being quite human anymore. In fact, she is a wraith and is living with her new wraith family. If you're wondering what a wraith is, it's a being that feeds off human's, but not their blood - their essence. It is a lot like the Succubus in Lost Girl, feeding off people's Chi. I enjoyed this being the book creature since I haven't read a story about wraiths before. And I like unique creatures! The main plot follows Faye, who is just a gamer teen and who just wants to be a regular gamer teen. She meets this human and is really into him. This human, Carter, is on his own mission. He is searching to uncover what kind of creature killed his parents. This creature with red eyes. And wraiths have red eyes. There's some interesting plot development, introducing a creature hunter, of a sort. And an interesting tool/weapon/artifact that can be used to hurt these creatures of darkness. The book was short, a fun taste of a paranormal story. I would have enjoyed more character development and a lot more detail about the artifact. But I feel this is to going to build on in further books in the series. The romance between our main characters could definitely use more development. It was a bit funny that a secondary character even commented something like "oh you've kissed and now you're in love." The audio narration was good, lots of different voices being done by the narrator. Some of the voices I liked more than others, but overall it was enjoyable. Overall a quick, fun paranormal story. 3.5 stars.