Feeding Frenzy: Curse of the Necromancer (Loon Lake Magic #1) by Maaja Wentz

Tonya wanted a fresh start in a new town, but her parents refuse to allow her to go to the university of her choice. Their reasons are vague and senseless, but eventually, Tonya gives in and agrees to attend the local college Loon Lake. Tonya comes from a magical family, but her parents refuse to even acknowledge their powers, so Tonya is untrained and wants to learn more.

When her parents disappear soon after her arrival, it is only the beginning of odd occurrences. Oddities culminating in the college community developing massive appetites and becoming zombie-like in their obsession. It’s up to Tonya and her friends to solve the mystery.

This book is full of humour and light on the gore. The “zombies” are obsessed with food, not brains. While there is some excellent character development, there are several POV’s used and some characters suffer due to lack of progress. There are some issues with dialogue, while college is no picnic; the bullying is more suited to a younger age group. Overall this is a compelling read by a debut author. The series can only improve as the author develops her skills.

I received an arc of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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