Title: Undeath & Taxes
Author: Drew Hayes
First Published: 2015
Genre: New Adult/Paranormal
Buy on: Amazon
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**I received an eARC of Undeath & Taxes from REUTS Publications, in exchange for an honest review.**
“The sequel to the Amazon bestseller THE UTTERLY UNINTERESTING AND UNADVENTUROUS TALES OF FRED, THE VAMPIRE ACCOUNTANT.
After discovering just how filled with magic, intrigue, and adventure the parahuman world of being an Undead American can be, Fredrick Frankford Fletcher did exactly what was expected–he became a certified parahuman accountant. Myths and legends, as it turns out, are not so great at taking appropriate deductions and keeping their receipts, and Fred is more than happy to return to a life others view as woefully dull, expanding his accounting business to cater to various monsters and their respective financial needs.
Said monsters are, unfortunately, still spectacular at pulling Fred into trouble, though. And despite merely wanting to stick with simple paperwork, Fred once again finds he is going to have to deal with enchanted weaponry, government agents, possessed houses, and one enigmatic dragon’s interest. In the parahuman world, any business can turn deadly, even one as mundane as accounting.”
Undeath & Taxes was a hilarious sequel to the first book. What’s even better, is that you don’t really need to read the first ‘Fred’ book to understand what’s happening in Undeath & Taxes.
While I thought this book might end up being really cheesy, or similar to something you’d find in a bargain bin, I was pleasantly surprised! The character’s were funny, courageous in their own ways, and amazingly written.
Since Undeath and Taxes is broken down into 4 stories, you could easily just read any or the stories as a standalone, but I definitely recommend reading the whole book! (But if you don’t want to read all of it, I recommend you at least read ‘An Accountant in the Warehouse’! — Gideon is my absolute favorite character in these books, I’m so glad he showed up in U&T!)
My favorite things about Undeath and Taxes were: Gideon (obviously), the way it was broken into four stories/how readable it was, and basically everything about it!
If you’re a fan of the paranormal genres, vampires, and a little bit of action; you should give this ‘series’ a shot!
Have a great day!
About the author, Drew Hayes:
Drew Hayes is an aspiring author from Texas who has written several books and found the gumption to publish a few (so far). He graduated from Texas Tech with a B.A. in English, because evidently he’s not familiar with what the term “employable” means. Drew has been called one of the most profound, prolific, and talented authors of his generation, but a table full of drunks will say almost anything when offered a round of free shots. Drew feels kind of like a D-bag writing about himself in the third person like this. He does appreciate that you’re still reading, though.
Drew would like to sit down and have a beer with you. Or a cocktail. He’s not here to judge your preferences. Drew is terrible at being serious, and has no real idea what a snippet biography is meant to convey anyway. Drew thinks you are awesome just the way you are. That part, he meant. Drew is off to go high-five random people, because who doesn’t love a good high-five? No one, that’s who.