Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Graveminder - Melissa Marr
Author: Melissa Marr
Page Count: 324
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 is an ADULT novel.
I don't know what to say, other then I've never really had an author to trap you into there world quite as perfectly as Marr does.
This book took me one full week to read. And it never takes me that long to read a book if I am really into it. I wanted to savour this book so much. I read the last 30pages over two days. It was so great. I so badly wanted to read this book, every time I went to bed with it, I would only read two chapters, I had to restrain myself. Cause really this book is like the equivalent of book crack, it will suck you in, leave you wanting to come back as soon as your high runs out, and in the end when you run out of pages it leaves you desperate, alone and starving for another hit of this beautifully created world, that only Marr could of done.
The characters are amazing Beks is not the typical girl, the back story between her is something I would gladly read, along with the back story between her grandmother and William. Bryon is a fascinating character who is so consumed by his love for Beks that its hard for him to move out of Claysville.
The twists, will shock you, I totally didn't really see it coming but as soon as they did, it all fell into place.
The Town, Claysville is a character of its own, its a old town that is governed by its self it seems and I think the secrects of the town run deeper then just the hungry dead. Every person who lives in the town has a story, and every character mentioned through out the novel seemed to have a back story that I can almost surly say is built up more then it looks because no words uttered sound like they can be from someone other then who is speaking.