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How to Dance an Undead Waltz

(The Beginner's Guide to Necromancy #4)

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  2,315 ratings  ·  216 reviews
10 hours, 54 minutes

Keep a spot open on your dance card. This is one ball you don't want to miss.

Grier is nursing a broken heart after Boaz announced his engagement to another woman, but life goes on. Or it would if vampire assassins would stop taking pot shots at her every time she leaves Woolworth House. Seriously, who sends archers to deliver murdergrams these days?

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Published October 30th 2018 by Tantor Audio (first published August 19th 2018)
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Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
Getting over heartbreak can be hard, especially when your crush announces his engagement to another, but when everyone is out to kill or control you, well it makes it easier to forget and move on.

This next installment in the Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy is full of action, suspense, & major revivals. Grier finds her footing in an Undead Waltz. She’s finally finding that her heart has taken a liking to Linus now that she spends more time with him, but her brain hasn’t yet caught up. I’m so
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This next step in Grier's story is filled with action, suspense, and so much Linus that I can just die happy.

Really, this was just everything that I wanted.

Grier and the gang (aka Linus, Cletus, and her new gwyllgi pack) are in the midst of so much delicious drama. Not only is the threat of the Master, Grier's supposed grandfather, still hanging over her head, but death is coming for her. As if being kidnapped wasn't enough, someone is still gunning for her, and they're armed with weapons
Jen Davis
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’m not sure I have the words to tell you how much I adored this book. Hailey Edwards has skyrocketed to one of the top spots in my favorite author list and I’m now at the point where I will read anything she writes. Because it’s gold, guys. And as much as I love her Foundling books—and believe me, I do—this book has put the Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy series as my new favorite from her. One of my favorite urban fantasy series, period.

Spoilers from book three ahead. If you haven’t read the pr
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have been having a blast reading through Edwards‘ novels. The Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy has it all, from a magical house to a wraith. Grier Woolworth is a necromancer who is goddess-touched.  With each volume we discover more about her abilities. Because this is urban fantasy I recommend that you read the series in order of release. Each novel deals with a new threat against Grier as she hones her skills and finds herself.

“Make no apologies for surviving?”

In How to Dance an Undead Waltz,
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Edwards really did the developing feelings between Linus and Grier well. I enjoyed reading it as much as the rest of the story. I didn’t think I’d say it, but I’m so glad Boaz is out of the picture! This is a great UF series. Recommended.
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, best-of-2017
The best one yet in this series. I am definitely Team Grinus! Adored Wooley as always, and I'm really loving the Gwyllgi!
Kindra Hinckley
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was honored with an advanced readers copy, which had me leaping and squealing with joy. Here is my honest, no spoiler review:
I’m in such a swoon worthy mood, that reviewing is very difficult. So so SO much more Linus in this book and I loved every moment.

This book ended way to quickly for me and I never wanted this story to stop. I couldn’t even look at my % because I knew I would be terribly disappointed. So I give this 4.5 stars solely based on my greed for more Grier.

This book is differe
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can now definitively say I am completely and utterly hooked on this series. If I was ever in doubt, this book did it. The writing, the depth of the characters, as well as the intricate and addicting storylines have improved with each book written. This installment is absolutely everything one might want in a superb Urban Fantasy.

I don’t recommend it as a stand-alone,however. It is all the building from previous installments that make this story so riveting. I love how Grier has grown and matu
Laura the Highland Hussy
Review posted on Got Fiction?

This book released early and I dropped everything to read it. I'm so glad I did. I was left an emotional wreck after book 3. In my last review, I mentioned that I'd never been fully sold on Boaz as a love interest. His personality annoyed me. But I wanted to give him a chance, and now I know why he didn't work for me. He was Grier's childhood crush. The problem with those is that as you grow up, you can grow out of them. Being that she grew from teenager to adult in
Anne - Books of My Heart
This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart

Review copy was received from Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
4.5 hearts
I have really enjoyed every book in the  Beginner's Guide to Necromancy series , and have been fortunate to listen to them all on audio.  They are all on Kindle Unlimited as well So I am trying to do a review without too many spoilers, and not just repeat the blurb.

Throughout this series, Grier has been building up h
This was awesome. I loved seeing Grier slowly coming on to her own and taking her place in society on her terms. I was so glad she has cut off Boaz & his sister from her life. Honestly with time we outgrow some people and relationships. Linus as usual was awesome. I loved how the plot moved forward with revelations of her half-vampire side and her maternal side of the family. I love the people Grier is surrounding herself with. I really think the author nicely closed the door on Boaz which m ...more
I've had a wicked streak of reading awesome books that are everything I need them to be recently and Grier's latest adventure just continues that streak. I'm honestly swooning over the slow burn we have going on now that Boaz has shown his true colors and is (mostly) out of Grier's life.

*swoon* *draws glittery hearts around everyone and everything*

(Which isn't to say I think everything is going to go smoothly for our newest power couple, but things are moving in the right direction and I'm giddy
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I hope you are following this series that way I am, which is bingeing. Because it's worth it. I am worth it. *grins*

Grier does a ball. Grier who until recently lived on noodle soup and frozen waffles has to go all out to flash out the villain who tries to abduct/kill her all the time. And Linus is right there to support her all no matter what.

I am firmly Team Linus, by the way. He is adorable in his many layers of love for Grier. And the more I, as a reader, find out about him, the more endearin
I seriously, seriously enjoyed this book. It's a great addition to this series that IMO just keeps getting better
Linus, Linus, Linus.....what can I say but I adore him :) Soooo much better than Boaz
Grier is trying to find her balance and I think takes a few steps in the right direction in this book

My one small complaint is that for about the first quarter I was scrambling to remember all the players, their names and back story - this made for a rocky beginning.
FV Angela
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Once upon a time, I had wanted to corrupt the boy next door.
From here, the boy down the hall was looking ripe for debauching to me.

Before I get into my review I just want to say I can’t believe there are people who still haven’t started reading this series yet. It’s crazy good. CRAZY, SPOOKY, OMG WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT GOOD. I picked up the first book because the blurb was so intriguing, but now I’m pretty m
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How to Dance an Undead Waltz absolutely blew me away! There were so many parts of this book that I had to put it down and breath for a moment. The action is non stop, the writing just draws you in like no other author I've read before.
Lethe and Hood are such a great part of this book. I really enjoyed seeing her and Grier becoming good friends. And not to spoil anything but, oh Linus. Linus made this book for me. I will be a fan for life of Hailey Edwards. This series is everything I've ever wan
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In Undead Waltz Grier is still recovering from heartbreak that was caused by those that she considered family.

In order to try and move forward, she is leaning on Linus.

I just…need one thing to be real. I drifted closer until our elbows brushed as we walked. I would like that thing to be you.

The nurturing and care the wonderful woolly is languishing on her is also soothing the ragged parts of her that was caused from the events of the previous book.

She didn’t have to know what I ha
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rarely do I want to read a book again so soon after I finish it. As a matter of fact for all the books I read, the only book I can say I felt the same about after finishing it was book 3 in the series. This book hits all the feels with Grier as she comes face to face with truly seeing that Boaz was her past and her future lies in a totally different path with a totally different person. This book sees her fleeing for her safety and being forced to jump from a boat. Thankfully, due to the help of ...more
This book brought about quite a few changes for Grier. I think she also grew up a bit, realized that things in the past weren’t what she thought. I also really liked how her feelings have changed for Linus. Grier also learned a bit more about her family, good things and bad things. By the end of the book I feel like Grier is more who she is meant to me and she took a big chance with changing in the direction of her life.
julia ☆ [owls reads]
#1 How to Save an Undead Life: ★★★★
#2 How to Claim an Undead Soul: ★★★★
#3 How to Break an Undead Heart: ★★★★★


5+ stars!


“I’m never realer than when I’m with you.”

How to Dance an Undead Waltz is an absolute delight of a novel with fantastic character development and a complex plot that hooks you in and doesn’t let go. Grier’s story has reached a turning point and this book delivers such an amazing tale of change, hope, love, strength and friendship. This is such a wonderful addition to the
Sara Oxton
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How to Dance an undead Waltz by Hailey Edwards a five-star read that with flows like good music. This is the forth book in the Beginners guide to necromancy series, each book flows from the last and the series gets better and better. Watching Grier grow and get broken, but will she put the pieces back together? Grier isn’t one to hide her light under a bushel and she isn’t one to accept that she needs help from others, but she has her gang and sometimes that’s all you need. I don’t want to give ...more
Dawn Brower
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Grier and Linus *sigh* this book didn’t rip my heart out like the last one. Instead it left me with happy little sighs. Can’t wait to read more in this series.
I've loved the first books in this series, but something about this installment was lack-luster for me and I didn't like it as much.
I still like the world she created, the characters, and the storylines unfolding, but just didn't love this book.
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I love this series so much and I bought Volume 4 just after finishing the previous one, and I got into it right away! Yes, because I was really looking forward to learning more! I’m weak, by the way, because I’ve already ordered Volume 5! And I’m really curious to read it!

Grier had to face the changes in her life and especially the absence of Amelie and Boaz. It’s not easy, far from it, but fortunately for her, Linus is there to assist and help her. It’s so e
I read the first 5 books of this series back-to-back. They are free on Kindle Unlimited. It's contemporary fantasy/mystery with some paranormal romance, set in modern-day Savannah, GA. The premise of the series is that everything you can imagine lives in hiding in our world, and Savannah happens to be the seat of government for America's necromancers. Necromancers are humans with long lives, low fertility, and the magic to influence souls through death. They are also very rich, because they are ...more
Sarah Leenart
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was everything I was hoping for and more. Hailey Edwards has fast become one of my favourite authors with this series being a top favourite of my year so far. The whole world and set up is so unique, not something you get to say in urban fantasy very often. We left Grier at the end of the last book with a broken heart. While I shouted at my kindle and had tears rolling down my face, I knew which direction I wanted her to go in.

Thankfully Grier seems set to do some healing in Undead Waltz a
"How can you tell when someone loves the real you and not the ideal of you?"

"They see you at your lowest and they don't blink. They don't offer you a hand up, they offer you a hand to hold while you rise on your own."

Grier and Neely "How to Dance an Undead Waltz"

4.5 Stars... Everyone is out to get Grier and those she can trust are dwindling... Be true to thyself is a motto Grier is learning to live by; reassessing old friendships and seeing her past through adult eyes allows Grier to gain the st
*Disclaimer, I received and ARC version of the book in exchange for my fair review. Not that it matters because I bought the book anyway as I believe in supporting the authors you love.

Hailey Edwards never ceases to amaze me. I started with the Black Dog Series and have been a faithful reader ever since. She is one of my ten auto-buy authors and this latest series is no exception. We have seen Grier Woolworth grow from a broken shell of a necromancer to finally standing on her own two feet, she
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Hailey Edwards writes about questionable applications of otherwise perfectly good magic, the transformative power of love, the family you choose for yourself, and blowing stuff up. Not necessarily all at once. That could get messy. She lives in Alabama with her husband, their daughter, and a herd of dachshunds.

Other books in the series

The Beginner's Guide to Necromancy (7 books)
  • How to Save an Undead Life (Beginner's Guide to Necromancy, #1)
  • How to Claim an Undead Soul (Beginner's Guide to Necromancy, #2)
  • How to Break an Undead Heart (Beginner's Guide to Necromancy, #3)
  • How to Live an Undead Lie (Beginner's Guide to Necromancy, #5)
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