Octavia Hollows, first introduced in How the Dead Lie a Havenwood Falls Novella, is back in Wake the Dead. It's not needed to read How the Dead Lie to read this. I do suggest reading if you want to learn a little more about our favorite pink haired necromancer. She's a complete badass chick, dives right into the thick of things and not afraid of who or what is out there. Also returning with Octavia is her little piggy sidekick, Bacon. I love this pig so much!
Leaving Havenwood Falls, she retraces her journey to find answers as to why the man she loved was stolen from her. First stop brought her to Seattle, Washington. While not giving away too many spoilers, Octavia has been hired so to say to help a dead nurse and her young patient whom is aging at an alarming rate. She must head to her favorite place ( NOT! ) the morgue to see if nurse Nikki has any leads to offer for what is causing this phenomenon. WOW!! Nurse Nikki is something else, she not disappoint. She is hilarious, she has many great one liners, and you completely cannot stop laughing at the humor Stacey has wrapped her in.
Wake the Dead is a fast paced, exciting read, and will have you finishing it before you know it. I love reading Stacey's writing. She has a way of writing her characters were they actually grow in front of you. She makes he stories very relatable. This book gets 6 out of 5 stars. I cannot not wait until I get the next book in this series it cannot come soon enough. Grab a copy for yourself to experience the adventure, Octavia is on.