First Impression: The cover reminds me of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series – namely The Gunslinger. An interesting premise, and decent reviews – let’s find out.
What I Liked: I enjoyed the relationships formed between Georgianna and the supporting characters. I look forward to seeing how her friendship with Edtroka the Adveni guard will develop. Also, she will eventually have to choose between the two main love interests (spoilers!)
Deal Benders: It’s a different thing to judge the first of a series than it is a novel. As the first in a series, “Dead and Buryd” does its job setting up a story. However, the parts that lag make it difficult to draw in all readers. A first installment should grab you by the throat and make you want the story to never end. Second installments are a better place to lag and set up for future story.
Overall Rating: I give this 3.5 stars because it is an interesting story, but lags a bit too much to say I really liked it. Definitely worth a read, but it will really have to step up the tempo to hold my interest in the next book.