Review: Graveminder by Melissa Marr

  Every town may have a pastor or priest, a funeral home and a cemetery to help the transition of the living into death but not many have a Graveminder like Claysville.  Then again most small towns do not also have a deal with the underworld regarding its citizens and their mortality.

Currently life long resident Maylene is in charge of continuing the Barrow family’s duty of keeping the dead of the town in the ground. However when one of the town’s dead is neglected in a heinous crime everything will soon change. The teenage girl Daisha is dead. Daisha is also hungry for both peace in her no longer living state and for mortal flesh. After an unfortunate “accident” a new Graveminder will have to come forth and be chosen as another chapter in the saga of Claysville and its deal with the devil begins.

Trying to unlock the key to the town’s secrets and the loss of a loved one, Rebekkah stumbles unaware upon a destiny that will take her and life long love interest Byron on a journey of unimaginable proportions. A successor must rid the town of a creature no longer living but still inflicting death in her search for peace. At her side will be the Undertaker to see her through to a place she could never imagine. A whole other world that exists beyond our own that is fanciful and yet eerie and perverse all at once.

In Melissa Marr’s latest book readers get a peek into the modern world of zombies that manages to be a combination of both sophisticated and traditional storytelling with a zombie twist.  The imaginative weaving of folk tale and horror story come together to create a story of unique and unending possibility.

Secrets are hidden all over the town of Claysville but they are only six feet deep in many places and some have trouble “staying where you put them”. Get ready for an interesting take on the dead that won’t remain that way from the bestselling young adult author of The Wicked Lovely series.

Adult readers will find they are in for a true treat as author Melissa Marr steps into the world of adult literature with a greatly unexpectedly one of a kind debut.

Graveminder by Melissa Marr will be released on May 17, 2011.

As a special offer you can pre-order Graveminder by Melissa Marr from BookPerk  by May 16th and get a free “Graveminder” themed engraved flask.



Filed under Adult Books, New Books, Paranormal

9 responses to “Review: Graveminder by Melissa Marr

  1. Looks like good spooky fun! I’ll check it out.

    • stilettostorytime

      It is…I really enjoyed it. Although it also has a very “grown up” feel to it. Zombies for adults! =)

  2. Sounds like a great, imaginative story. I love when authors can create otherworlds that are well developed, especially in the horror genre. I’ll have to add this to my list. What a perfect fall/Halloween read!

  3. Pam

    Loved this book so much!

  4. Hm, I don’t usually read zombie books, but something about that one sounds intriguing.

    • stilettostorytime

      Kathy- I had a hard time putting it into words but it really was the most well thought out and adult zombie book I have ever read. There was also something very down home and earthy about it as well…very small town, traditions… had it all.

  5. First of all, let me say (and I may have said this before) that I absolutely LOVE the header on this blog. Every time I open it, it makes me smile. Oh gosh, those heels are gorgeous!

    That being said, I pre-ordered this book, and am SO excited to receive it. Just the cover gives me chills, and I love that. Thank you for your amazing review of the book, it was absolutely wonderful.

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  6. Can’t wait to read this one! She’s coming to Boston for a signing and can’t wait to meet her. I’m so happy to know what the book is about. I’ll read anything by Melissa Marr, even a zombie book!


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