Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Graveminder by Melissa Marr...Review & Giveaway!

I just finished the most bone chilling, heart thumbing, page turner I have read in a long time.  Graveminder by Melissa Marr kept me up at night...in a good way!  Here is what had me looking over my shoulder while I was in the basement doing laundry...

Rebekkah Barrow never forgot the tender attention her grandmother, Maylene, bestowed upon the dead of Claysville. While growing up, Rebekkah watched as Maylene performed the same unusual ritual at every funeral: three sips from a small silver flask followed by the words, “Sleep well, and stay where I put you.”


Now Maylene is gone and Bek must return to the hometown—and the man—she abandoned a decade ago, only to discover that Maylene’s death was not natural . . . and there was good reason for her odd traditions. In Claysville, the worlds of the living and the dead are dangerously connected—and beneath the town lies a shadowy, lawless land ruled by the enigmatic Charles, aka Mr. D. From this dark place the deceased will return if their graves are not properly minded. And only the Graveminder, a Barrow woman, and the current Undertaker, Byron, can set things to right once the dead begin to walk. . . .

Phew...this one blew me away.  I couldn't put it down yet at the same time I was sometimes too scared to turn the page.  I thought the author, Melissa Marr, did a tremendous job of bringing the characters (even the non living ones!) to life.  I could feel the fear the characters were feeling and I swear my adrenaline was pumping like crazy!  I thought Marr was especially adept at taking a far fetched subject and making the reader feel like it was entirely plausible.  I was swept away into this other world and, terrified or not, I could not wait to see how the ride would end.  Graveminder is a terrific mix of ghost story, mystery and even love story with characters you will find yourself rooting for.  I highly recommend this book and it can be purchased from Amazon...



I am thrilled to tell you that the publisher is giving one lucky RBM reader a copy of Graveminder! Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter...
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66 comments:

michelle b said...

I love Melissa Marr's works and this books sounds very interesting. Anything paranormal is always a good read!

Erica House-Lantto said...

I loved this book! Melissa Marr did a fantastic job!!!

Erin said...

What appeals to me is the whole dead not being completely dead thing, and that it's a Melissa Marr book. Thanks for the giveaway!

Hafsah - IceyBooks said...

Oh, this one sounds exciting! I've heard awesome things about Marr, and the creepy-factor has me wanting this one. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Sherri said...

It ought to be an intriguing read. I've adored other books by Melissa Marr and she quickly became a part of my addiction authors list. Besides...who doesn't like a book about the living dead?? ;)

sandy1955 said...

My daughter is a big reader, loves suspense, mystery books and after readingur review, I think she'd love this book
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CookieMonster said...

Wow, this book sounds so great in so many ways! I love creepy books that have mysterious elements to them just like Graveminders. It seems just like the type of book I would love! Thanks so much for this amazingly generous opportunity to win the book, and best of luck to all who enter! :)

poisnivyred said...

I love the fact that it's a bit frightening! I like a good chill every now and then ;)

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Anonymous said...

I love spine-tingling books. Please sign me up to win. Thanks.

Jennifer M. said...

I like paranormal fiction

tigresa555 said...

Oh, this one sounds exciting! I've heard awesome things

slb3334 said...

Looks like a great book.

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debbie said...

This one sounds really good. From the ritual done at funerals, to finding out why that has to be done.

Becky said...

Your review seriously makes me want to read this book. This is not my usual type reading but because of the creepy factor I really want to read it now!

Thanks so much.

jenzen69 said...

I dont mind suspense thrillers as long as they remain plausible

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katklaw777 said...

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ferretvamp14 said...

I'm looking forward to bring terrified. I love scary movies, and scary books are even better. Also, Melissa Marr is brilliant. Thanks for the giveaway.

Shannon said...

I like the paranormal and creepy aspect!

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Kathy said...

I like suspense novels.

smilekisses said...

Love scarey stories and the covers nice too!
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I love that it's a thriller!

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Nina C said...

It sounds like an interesting read and your glowing recommendation makes me want to read it :)

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ellie said...

I love a good mystery..and add ghosts..I'm there! This sounds like a great read!

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sandyandcosmo said...

I love a good ghost story!

~ Cee ~ said...

I'm intrigued because it sounds almost like a folk or fairytale. I've never read anything by this author, and I'm interested in doing so now!
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Tamar said...

i've been reading a LOT of non fiction so it would be great to read this novel. that's what i am looking forward to - opening my eyes to some great fiction!!!
tam s.

Jennifer Rogers said...

I love paranormal reads and this sounds like a good one!Sounds like I need to read Melissa Marr books!
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Brittany Boardley Renaldi said...

I love the cover.

Mary said...

I love a book that keeps me glued to it and yet scared to keep reading.

Lana Bradstream said...

A good ghost story always appeals to me.

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Christy said...

Hi,

This one just sounds soooo scary and interesting to me. Thanks for the Giveaway !

Sarah Walker said...

Melissa Marr is one of my favorite authors. She writes excellent books that I stay up all night to finish. This book sounds just as good as her other books. I want to read it because I love the author.

Jessica said...

Looks like I would love this book!

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GALENA said...

it sounds like a good read

Anonymous said...

I love books that have a supernatural element to it

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clynsg said...

Definitely a new twist on the ghost/zombie genre. Sounds good.

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Aunt Maggie Rocks said...

I've heard Melissa Marr is amazing, I'd love to give this a try!

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Grace said...

I loved her previous books!

tavernie said...

I love the suspense of it! So exciting!

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Anonymous said...

The title intrigues me!

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Jennifer Paige said...

"I just finished the most bone chilling, heart thumbing, page turner I have read in a long time.."

This sentence of your review is what got me. It's SO hard to find a good book that I can't put down and I love being spooked out by a good book.

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

I love Melissa Mar so would love to read it
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pjgirl74 said...

The author is what appeals to me most, since I've read other books of hers and really enjoyed them. Plus I always love books that deal with the paranormal. Thanks!
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Karen said...

It sounds suspenseful. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Diana said...

I love suspense books and this looks like I'd enjoy it
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Breanne said...

That Melissa Marr is the author!

Clair said...

I love how it's kinda spooky!!

kat said...

my cousin and I love reading suspense thrillers.
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Breanne said...

I entered your Kidtoons giveaway

Atreau said...

Sounds like a good one as I like suspense.

Luxembourg said...

I enjoyed the book, but was a bit confused on who the actual "zombie" started the killing. It was one of those books you finish and go "now I get it", but I don't think that was the intent of the author. Don't know how that got past the publisher of the book. But, it still was a good fast read.