Sunday, May 1, 2011

Book Review: Graveminder

"Sleep well, and stay where I put you."

I have been a fan of the Wicked Lovely series since book one. I was lucky enough to get to read three of the books in the series early, and now, Graveminder. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I loved her faeries. But this was walking dead… and adult.

I LOVED IT!   Honestly, in my opinion, it was even better than her Wicked Lovely books. The writing was amazing. If you’ve read her young adult series, you can see the writing getting stronger with each book. The story was new and unique. The characters were well developed. I can’t say enough good things about this book. Definitely pick this one up when it hits shelves.


Rebekkah Barrow never forgot the tender attention her grandmother, Maylene, bestowed upon the dead of Claysville, the town where Bek spent her adolescence. There wasn't a funeral that Maylene didn't attend, and at each Rebekkah watched as Maylene performed the same unusual ritual: three sips from a small silver flask followed by the words "Sleep well, and stay where I put you." 

Now Maylene is dead and Bek must go back to the place--and the man--she left a decade ago. But what she soon discovers is that Maylene was murdered and that there was good reason for her odd traditions. It turns out that in placid Claysville, the worlds of the living and the dead are dangerously connected. Beneath the town lies a shadowy, lawless land ruled by the enigmatic Charles, aka Mr. D--a place from which the dead will return if their graves are not properly minded. Only the Graveminder, a Barrow woman, and the current Undertaker, Byron, can set things to right once the dead begin to walk.

*If I get to 750 blog followers by the time I meet Melissa again on May 27, I'll give a signed copy away ;) *


Midnyte Reader said...

I cannot wait to read this. I'm so glad you thought it was good. Yeah, I think she's going to be at BEA, so I'm looking forward to meeting her.

Cassay said...

I loved the Wicked Lovely series! I can't wait for Graveminder! Shes coming to Vancouver in October its about a 12hr drive from where I live but I'm totally going I can't wait to meet her!

Majanka said...

I'v heard a lot of good things about The Wicked Lovely series, but I had no idea Melissa Marr had been working on an adult novel as well! From your review I've gathered that this is a book I will probably enjoy reading. Adding it to my TBR list now! Thanks for the review!

Btw, I'm a new GFC follower ;)
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