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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Book Review - Graveminder - Melissa Marr

The New York Times bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely series delivers her first novel for adults, a story about the living, the dead, and a curse that binds them.
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.

This book is due for release in July.
I received an ARC of Graveminder, and having read some of Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely series, I thought this is going to be a great read.
I was right.
It did take me a few chapters to get into the story, but once I was there – the book had me hooked. I really liked the idea of the Graveminder and Undertaker. Melissa, has outdone herself with this one, I can't wait to see what the next one is going to be like. The walking dead are not like your typical zombies – their bites aren't infectious as such, but they do eat the flesh of the living.
The underworld is fascinating, Charlie is quite a character and both Byron and Bek must have their wits together when they deal with Mr.D.
Very interesting concept and I would love to see where Melissa takes Bryon and Bek!

If you would like to know more, then head over to Melissa Marr's website

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