Friday, June 7, 2013

Graveminder by Melissa Marr

For an excerpt, click here.

This is a fantastic book. I really enjoyed reading this one. Maylene is the Graveminder.  She makes sure the dead stay in their graves.  Her partner is the Undertaker. He keeps her safe so she can keep the town safe. But someone murders Maylene. Her step granddaughter comes back to town. Bek is the next Graveminder.  Byron, the Undertaker's son, has been in love with her for years. But she spurns him. Byron's father takes him to the world under their house.  This is where the dead live.  Byron becomes the next Undertaker and must bring Bek here so she can start as the next Graveminder.  But the murderer is continuing their spree. Who is it and how can they save the town?

From goodreads:
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.

Melissa Marr is known to young adult readers as the author of the popular faery series, Wicked Lovely. This is her debut leap into adult fiction.

"A deliciously creepy tale that is as skillfully wrought as it is spellbindingly imagined."
—Kelley Armstrong, author of The Gathering

Pages:  324

1 comment:

Erin @ Paperback Stash said...

Glad you enjoyed it so much. Definitely a different kind of story. I remember finding this at the bookstore one day and falling in love with the cover too