From the contract to what it entails to the inevitable bond they share. The fact that the male protagonist lacked character and the female heroine was annoying most of the time only made it worse: In a way it does. I really wish we could have gotten more details. I was listening to the audiobook and normally I let those go on to the end even if I don’t like it much because I listen at work and it’s nice to have something different to listen to. Maybe numbers would help. For more of my review, visit my blog!
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Graveminder – Wikipedia
Ther Much like the dead call to grxveminder Graveminder, this book called to me from the bookshop shelf when my friend and I were browsing deals. There are a lot of secrets buried there with interior motives I’d enjoy reading about. Cruella Deville would have been more believable.
View all 3 comments. The town made a deal centuries before. Graveminder is a Gothic mystery novel by Melissa Marr. Possibly Melissa Marr’s greatest work yet.
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Yet unlike the last terrible book I read, House of Holes, I was compelled to finish Melissa Marr’s first “adult,” outing. I liked Marr’s YA faery series.
Paranormal twist where he takes over the family business of running a funeral parlor? Thank the gods for lunchtime.
Yet again, we have one of those “great concept but poor execution” kind of books I should probably create a shelf for those, they are ‘piling up’, so to speak. My boredom was more interesting. It’s a shame because she seems to possess a truly vivid imagination. Reviewed for Books Books and more Books. I loved that book and the way it brought in some real dark gravemindeer to what could have been a straightforward yarn – and also the interestng choice to have a heroine that actually didn’t want a supernatural, otherwordly boyfriend and would be quite happy with her real world friend.
It is up to Byron and Beka to return some hungry dead to their proper destination and to make peace with their new roles in life. Failure results in the dead coming back to get a different manifestation of the nourishment they need—flesh, graaveminder, and breath.
And Marr’s prose is lushly-described and full of rich, small-town-gothic atmosphere. Rebekkah BarrowByron Montgomery. I don’t do groups as a rule.
The prologue drew me in with the palpable sense of gravemiinder and mystery it created. I hate that to have been clueless about what to do once Maylene was gone and she was compelled to take up her duties. Sep 17, Shannon rated it did not like it Shelves: Just a steady stream of monotonous gray. It was an easy read but I found the beginning pace slow. It was all very different from your usual paranormal storyline so I give kudos to Marr for her use of imagination and creativity.
You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. It kept taking me out of the book during every scene – action shots or not.
The reality, I believe, is that there are often gradations—degrees of right and wrong, measures of beautiful and horrible. Normally I nail the plot within the first third of the book; sometimes within the first chapter, and my reading consists of watching the narrative get there. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The story goes like this: When Rebekkah Barrow is summoned home to Claysville for the funeral of her beloved grandmother, Maylene, Rebekkah doesn’t know that she’s been designated Maylene’s successor as the town Graveminder, whose job it is to give the recently deceased food to keep them in the Land of the Dead.