Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Graveminder by Melissa Marr...Review & Giveaway!
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...
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