Odessa is one of Karthia's master necromancers, catering to the kingdom's ruling Dead. Whenever a noble dies, it's Odessa's job to raise them by retrieving their souls from a dreamy and dangerous shadow world called the Deadlands. But there is a cost to being raised--the Dead must remain shrouded, or risk transforming into zombie-like monsters known as Shades. If even a hint of flesh is exposed, the grotesque transformation will begin.
Somewhere in the mix of all of these different specialists (I swear I've seen just about every kind there is), my leg pain wasn't really as big of an issue as it was in the beginning, though arthritis continued to pop up, mostly in the winter time, to remind me it still existed. As a result, joint pain got put on the back burner while we focused on gastroenterology and then eventually POTS.
I'm in one of my "I want to write, but I don't know what to write about" moods, so how about a Dear Diary? It's been a while!
"Who Are You When No One Is Watching? When a beloved high schooler named Lucinda Hayes is found murdered, no one in her sleepy Colorado suburb is untouched—not the boy who loved her too much; not the girl who wanted her perfect life; not the officer assigned to investigate her murder. In the aftermath of the tragedy, these three indelible characters—Cameron, Jade, and Russ—must each confront their darkest secrets in an effort to find solace, the truth, or both."
In January of 2017, I embarked on my first ever Goodreads Reading Challenge and posted monthly reviews on this blog to help track my progress. My goal was to read ten books by the end of the year. This may seem like a small number, but I'd only read a grand total of five books in 2016! I vowed to do better this year. So, how did it go?