Jun 12, 2012


Melissa Marr

Book: Graveminder #1
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pub Date: May 9 2001
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Hardcoover
Source: Borrowed
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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.

My Review: This book sounds more interesting than it really is. The beginning is slow and doesn't pick up for a few chapters. The book starts off explaining about a murder of Rebekkah's grandmother and it goes on to explain all the things she has done for Rebekkah. The book goes on about the murder a few times, and meeting old friends. Rebekkah learns how the living and the dead are connected in ways unimaginable. This book does have some good parts but it kept slowing down alot so I barely managed to finish this book and its difficult as I am a fan of Melissa Marr's other books.

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