The Necro Files by CL Bledsoe

The Necro Files by CL Bledsoe
Publisher: Etopia Press
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (233 pgs)
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Thistledown

Ever wonder what happens after the hero kills the monster?

Daisy Janney just wanted to go to college next year like everybody else—get out of her mom’s house, go to some parties, maybe meet some cute guys. But when she finds out she has to pay for it herself, she has no choice but to get a job. Too bad no one wants her, not even the burger joint. Way to feel like a total loser.

Desperate, she takes the only job she can find—at Calvert Funeral Home. Putting makeup on dead people might not be glamorous, but at least dead people don’t complain. Too bad no one told her they wouldn’t always stay dead. Or that they weren’t always people.

One salt-covered, burnt witch later, Daisy finds herself the recipient of an evil curse. She’s got two weeks to figure out how to break it before she’s scheduled for dismemberment by an angry demon. And she hasn’t even gotten her first paycheck yet. She turns to an old boyfriend for help, but with finals coming up, and some weird guy stalking her who looks like Johnny Cash, she’s not sure there’s enough help on the planet for her kind of trouble…

Beggars can’t be choosers but this job… whoa…

If you take a job in a funeral home, you better be prepared for the weird, the ugly and the undead. That’s what Daisy finds out in this first amazing book in a series I hope lasts for many, many books. I had the opportunity to read the second book in the series first and for the record, I wasn’t lost or annoyed. That takes talent and this author has it with spades and shovels. Oh and stakes. Mustn’t forget those.

In this first book in a rocking hot series, Daisy finds herself hip deep in the hidden world behind what everyone else thinks is normal. She takes a part time job at the home when all else fails and discovers her bosses might be at least a little bit odd. When a body shows up covered in salt and she begins to clean it, some of the dead witch’s spirit possesses her. Fitted with the child murdering witch’s memories and a curse, Daisy has to sink or swim in waters no normal human girl was ever prepared for.

Welcome to a world of Johnny Cash look alike bounty hunters (Nathan), vampires with issues (Polidori), witches with hidden libraries and two bosses who have more secrets than anyone should have a right to. Oh, and Dave-her cop friend from her childhood. He’s just well…Dave. Insert family drama and a near fatal cookie making episode and you have a novel that will keep you hiding under the covers with a flash light until you’re done.

Daisy has a limited time to solve the curse and she will need all the resources a girl can get. It’s learn quick or die trying and in between she has to pass her exams and not lose her soul. Life can be complicated. So is dating one of your study partners that may or may not be a demon. What can you do?

Just like the second book, I was snared immediately with the voice of the book, the immense awesomeness of the characters and am now clamoring for another. Now please. CL Bledsoe has the world building down pat and people who practically breathe (or in case of the undead, not so much) right off the page. If you like urban fantasy books like Kim Harrison or the Anita Blake series, you’ll fall in love with Daisy and her crew.

This series has won my heart and I want another one soon…

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