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All Faye wants is another chance at being normal: hanging out with friends, playing video games, 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 kin
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Published January 21st 2020 by Isaiyan Morrison
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Dianne
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Review coming for THE NOT-SO-DEAD Book 1!

5 Stars!

Isaiyan Morrison has scheduled several short stories to introduce her characters leading up to the release of THE NOT-SO DEAD

November 5th: Faye's Story

Faye was a typical teen, in love with online gaming where she could be herself behind the facade of her online character. A trip with her sister would change her life forever and force her to face a new reality, leaving her family behind.

Faye was attacked, but the mysterious attacker was almost kind
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Inkslinger
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was ok
The Not-So Dead by Isaiyan Morrison

ARC provided by XpressoTours and Isaiyan Morrison. All opinions are mine and freely given.

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01-29: No great quotes for this one.. primarily because it didn't have anything worth repeating.

'The Not-So Dead' by Isaiyan Morrison is one of those titles that seems really interesting from the get-go.

It's a pretty modern paranormal story about a group of undead who have been found along the way by their leader, Dusk, and kept together like a family. He and his girlfr
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Michelle VanDaley
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A fast paced page turner - Faye's story will grab you from the start and won't let go. I absolutely love the unique world this author has created and cant wait for more.
Judy Johnson
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a good story with characters that can draw you in, and there is so much potential for continuation. There were two reasons I couldn't give this book five stars: There is a cliff hanger, which forces you to wait for the next book to even address any potential closure, (or will the next book be a cliff hanger too?) Secondly, the characters are captivating and the story is good, I felt it could've been just a touch more developed. The premise is unique and excellent, as a fan of paranormal, ...more
Julie
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 - thei
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Leelynn (Sometimes Leelynn Reads) ❤
Disclaimer: 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.

First of all, I was really happy to see that Faye was an Asian MC. I am sad that she’s not-so dead, meaning she’s a wraith that needs to feed on humans’ essence in order to survive, but hey. I love that she’s so into video games and manga and just wants to have a normal life.
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The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Overall 4 out of 5 stars
Performance 4 out of 5 stars
Story 4 out of 5 stars

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 thi
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Rachel
Apr 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Faye is a teenager and ends up not-so dead, a wraith, which before this book I had not heard of, apparently they are very similar to vampires but don’t suck on blood, instead going for human essence.
She is the youngest in the group of wraiths and when one is killed they have to find out who did it.
This book has it all, paranormal, mystery, a love interest and kept me interested with the different elements. I am not going to go into real detail as that would spoil it for those wanting to listen o
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Jackie
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amazing. Faye just wants a normal life, but being a Wraith makes that almost impossible. You just keep reading to find out what happened. Enjoyable
Rayanne
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fun Read

This is a fun fast book to read! It’s a great story of people who are not human and have bonded together to form a family. Faye the newest member of the family hadn’t been a wraith very long and is still coming to terms with all that it entails. She is not to keen on leeching as she hasn’t got it down as when to stop so that the person doesn’t die. She is dealing with human emotions for a human boy but she knows it’s not a good idea to be involved with him. The family has just moved to a
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Scarolet Ellis
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Not-So Dead by Isaiyan Morrison is a book I could not stop reading. This is book number one in this series, it had me on the edge of my seat from the start till the end of the book and now I can barely wait to read book number two. I very highly recommend this story to everyone who loves reading about a fantasy that have you wanting to read more.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Brandy Mulder
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was an unexpected treat. It's a mix of paranormal, mystery and almost elements of horror. Faye isn't happy with her new life as a wraith and not having anything normal except her video games. When her adopted family moves to a new town she hits it off with a guy but he's human and that's not allowed. Only problem is he saves her from a hunter who wants to kill anyone like her. He just wants to find out the truth about his parent's muder and now they're all in a race to find out who the hunt ...more
Mrs. Varela
Mar 11, 2020 rated it really liked it

The Not So-Dead by Isaiyan Morrison is a skillfully crafted paranormal story. Faye is a teenager whose life was changed when she unwittingly becomes not so-dead. All she desires is to return to her old life with her family and friends. Instead she travels from place to place with her new family who are like her. The only thing that keeps her ‘alive’ are her video games that she would play 24 hours day if she could. When they settle down in Hueman, Texas, she comes face to face with the reality w
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Patricia
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
All Faye wanted was to be normal , she wanted to hang out , play video games and do what any normal teenager does . But her life isn't normal being a wraith puts a real damper on the whole normal thing . When they move to a small town. They think that they might have a chance at normal until they start dying at the hands of a mystery man in a black mask . Now Faye needs to find out who is trying to kill the family . Also trying to keep the body count from rising and keep her family safe .
The
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Kaye
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
ONE INTERESTING ADVENTURE!!!
Intense! Isaiyan unleashes this nailbiting, heart pounding, pulse racing, adrenaline pumping, mind-bending bombshell that hooks you from the start and reels you in for the duration. A tightly coiling vortex of daunting contingencies and a bevy of unintentional events launch this baby into a tizzy with stunning impacts. Struggling with the drama, tension, intrigue, danger and soaring suspense, keeping you riveted on a razors edge. Add distress, secrets and turmoil alon
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Christi Fowler
Aug 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Tammy Hall
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have to start by saying that my expectations of the book in the beginning were grim however, I am so glad I gave this book a chance. It is a great story that leads you down a dark twisted path of the life of the paranormal. It's a thrilling story with dark attributes. Not So Dead takes you through a series of winding, bent paths that make the paranormal come alive. I enjoyed the characters they were very well written and came to life from the very start and kept me interested for the entire st ...more
Viridiana Dimas
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A gritty paranormal you must read!

Another well written, intriguing and addictive read from Isaiyan Morrison. I really enjoy the world and characters this author brings to life. They totally suck you in to the story and keeps you turning page after page. It is recommended to read the short stories before reading book 1 of this series, but not necessary. You get to know better and build on each of the other members' backstory.

Not only is The Not So Dead very unique with its originality of the dar
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Becky
Oct 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
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 book at my request and have voluntarily lef
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Antoinette Ellison
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Intriguing

I liked how the story flowed. I had never heard of a wraith, but i liked how is twist on energy vampires. I will be looking for next installment of the series, i can't wait to see how this story plays out and what other twist comes our way.
Lynn  2 Girls & A Book
Apr 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is my first wraith book and I loved it. The narrator, Samantha Turrett, did a fantastic job with the voices and brought the story to life for me.

Author Isaiyan Morrison created loveable, snarky characters that I want to hang out with.
Ruth Bishop
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
I never really understood what a wraith was until now. I couldn't put it down waiting for the next surprise in the story. The characters are engaging and I love the descriptions of them like Dusk
Tobyann Aparisi
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
I won this book (Kindle version) for an honest review.
Well written, very entertaining. A page turner that will have you up till dawn to finish this in one go.
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Isaiyan Morrison was born and raised in Minneapolis, but her heart is in the impressive magical worlds she dreams up. She hopes to share her love for world-building with her readers and help guide them through the extraordinary settings she creates.

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