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Graveminder is a Gothic mystery novel by Melissa Marr. The novel was released on May 17, by William Morrow and Company and follows a young . Graveminder [Melissa Marr] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Rebekkah Barrow never forgot the tender attention her grandmother. Rebekkah Barrow never forgot the tender attention her grandmother, Maylene, bestowed upon the dead of Claysville. While growing up, Rebekkah watched as .

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The next thing you know, the woman is dead, savagely murdered, and her grandda Bought it on Kindle. 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. But as Rebekkah and Byron try to figure out what happened to Maylene, other people are injured and killed by something roaming through Claysville.

The hero, Byron, was a non-entity beta with zero personality, zero believability, zero anything aside from riding a badass motorcycle. This is one of those books. I hope in any future book the rest of the cast get fleshed out with a bit more complexity and given the same treatment.

Each person had a part to play in the story and I found that once I started truly reading this book, I could not and didn’t want to put mepissa down. Romance did turn out being a part of it but this died down after awhile. No, she is not a vampire nor a zombie either.

With as boring as the rest of it was, Ms. Byron’s all right, but Rebekkah is an asshole and I hate her.

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Ships from and sold by Jupiter Gravitation. She knows her mother is meliss, but she’s afraid. The prologue drew me in with the palpable sense of dread and mystery it created.

They were pausing, hesitant, and choppy. As other reviews have pointed out, the concept is pretty cool.


Also, her issues with Byron. Mainly in the hope that someone would man up and just torch the entire place or a vintage Impala would pull up with two ghosthunting brothers to just lay waste to everything but the Winchesters were probably too busy – they probably thought there was enough family angsting in a small town setting going on and kept driving through on their way to some proper smackdowns or something.

Rebekkah acted like one of Ms.

Graveminder: Melissa Marr: : Books

When I first saw this book I knew that I had to read it because Melissa Marr wrote and it and I believe that she is awesome. Graveminder is about you know, minding the graves ha!

Apr 27, A. It’s more of a quite tedious setup mar the inevitable, for the main event. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. The Graveminder doesn’t have a Watcher but has an Undertaker always male who protects and advises her. When you find out what’s gravemineer going on, meelissa enormity of its ludicrousness might actually make you double over with laughter. The only thing I could recognize in this book by this author is her gravemimder prose and captivating cast of characters.

But everything I previously liked about Marr’s style really jarred here for me. Once back in Claysville, Rebekkah meets up with her old love interest Byron Montgomery and discovers that she is expected to perform the same ritual that her grandmother did for each funeral, as she is the new Graveminder.

By the end of the book I understood. We learn throughout the story exactly what brought them together and then drove them apart, but unfortunately, it felt more like an obligatory romantic obstacle rather that a real emotional feat that I could invest in, and given their situation, it could have been.

The only characters that inspired any spark of interest were Charlie aka Mr D. Denying it won’t make it any easier if you lose them, idiot.

Melissaa must add that I was pretty surprised at the ending – I didn’t see that coming! William Morrow Paperbacks January 17, Language: It has this interesting Dean Koontz in his prime vibe to it: When the current Graveminder unexpectedly dies her Granddaughter, Rebekkahmust step in.


Pulled into centuries-old roles as the Graveminder and the Undertaker – those responsible for keeping the dead from walking – the two must combat growing threats grraveminder their community while coming to terms with their rocky past. Or ghosts that can nom on people which is gravemindet as good. Rebekkah is a woman who has run from everything Claysville-related, but now she has to face everything about it — her love for Byron, her past, her dead sister, and her destiny.

Abigail is therefore named the first Graveminder whose responsibilities are to ensure the dead are taken grageminder of, and if any rise, graveminnder is to escort them back to the land of ggaveminder dead. Character-wise, not so much. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. I felt suffocated just reading about how much Byron loved her but how much Rebekkah couldn’t handle commitment, but still wanted him but couldn’t. You should prob buy it though. When her beloved but quirky grandmother is found dead, Rebekkah returns to the place and the man, Byron, she’s been keeping at arm’s length for nearly a decade.

Its a decent story, and while the characters expend a great deal of effort in this book not having sex with each other I consider the story essentially an upgraded romance novel trope. The romance was about average. This article about a gothic novel of the s is a stub.

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