Uncaged Review – The Stalking Dead by Eva Chase


The Stalking Dead
Eva Chase
Paranormal Romance

Kinda dead. Straight-up psycho. Totally obsessed with her.

I did a bad, bad thing.

Thanks to a blank in my memory, I’m not sure what that thing was, but it was horrible enough to get me locked up in the mental ward for seven years. Horrible enough that my little sister won’t even speak to me.

But when I’m released back into a town determined to rub my unknown sins in my face, the past isn’t the only thing that’s haunting me. The four “imaginary” friends who made my childhood bearable barge into my life in a very real way.

They’re crude, criminally inclined, and more than a little unstable after ages trapped in afterlife limbo. All they want is to protect me. Worship me. Avenge me.

So they’ll bludgeon, maim, eviscerate—tear a strip of havoc right through this sleepy town.

Even rise from the dead.

Maybe I’m still not all that sane either, because part of me finds them strangely appealing. In ways very different from how I felt as a kid. And that’s not the only strangeness stirring inside me…

I promised myself I’d stick to the straight and narrow from here on. But what if the only way to set things right is to get a little ghoulish?

Uncaged Review: This is perfect book if you’re looking for something different in the paranormal landscape. Lily has lost several years of her life, not knowing why she was put into an institution. When she was a young, she spent time at a marsh, making up imaginary friends to help herself cope. Little did Lily know, is that those imaginary friends were actually real ghosts, and when she gets released from the mental institution and is off to university, she gets a lot of bullying from the other students. All Lily wants is to be close to her sister, whom she hasn’t seen since she was put away. But the ghosts that entertained Lily as a kid, are now wanting to help protect her, but they can’t do it without bodies. One of the ghosts, Kai, devises a hair-brained scheme to get bodies and all chaos erupts. Eventually, they convince Lily of who they are.

This is a bit slow at times, but overall, it’s got a sense of humor and doesn’t take itself too seriously. It looks like it’s a slow burn to a reverse harem and the book changes from chapter to chapter with each character’s POV. Good start to a series, and I’m definitely planning on continuing. Reviewed by Cyrene

4 Stars