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Beautiful Decay


Beautiful Decay by Sylvia Lewis

4 stars

(Excerpt from Goodreads) Ellie Miller has always needed her space. Literally. With a touch that rots whatever she encounters, Ellie must keep people at a distance for their own good. Not that her classmates are itching to be best friends with the “freak” of the high school.

So when newcomer Nate MacPherson makes it his mission to get close to her, Ellie has her suspicions. But when he identifies her as a viviomancer who can work the forces of life and reveals himself to be a necromancer who can manipulate death, Ellie finds herself trusting Nate and the romance that is blossoming between them. Unfortunately for the two, family secrets can kill, and they will need more than their abilities to keep a zombie mom and a conglomerate of evil-doing supernaturals under control.

After spending her life pushing everyone away, Ellie’s realization of the full extent of her power and willingness to let people get close to her may be the only way to save the ones she loves.

Ellie Miller has the ability to make things rot. Because of that she has made it her life long goal to stay away from people. Because of it she is the freak of the school and has no friends except Mackenzie, a girl Ellie met on the internet. She has come to accept that she will never be accepted anywhere in town because of her ability.

Then new kid Nate Macpherson takes an interest in Ellie. At first Ellie could care less what happens with Nate and her personal tormentor Amber. But when Nate tells her that he knows what she is and shows her his own abilities does she becomes more interested. But Nate has secrets of his own; being a necromancer will do that. And when Ellie and Nate get together secrets are bound to get out.

I had accepted this book for review a long time ago and I have no idea why it has taken me this long to review this book. This is a great story. I feel for Ellie. She is shunned, tormented, and bullied because of her ability to make things decay. My heart just breaks knowing that she clearly understands that this is how her life is going to be until the end.

Nate was so sweet and I could completely understand why Ellie just kept pushing him away. I’m glad that he finally got through to her. And I have to say, Nate’s mom as a zombie was great. Just know this is no typical brainless zombie. There is time and place for them and I’m so glad that she was so much more.

This is a great story. I have not seen many abilities like Ellie’s before. I like how it worked into the story; definitely one that makes this book even more interesting.

This is one paranormal young adult book that you will want to add to your collection.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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