Saturday, April 30, 2011

Pre-Pub Book Buzz: Graveminder by Melissa Marr

May 17th marks the release of Melissa Marr's adult debut, Graveminder!

Marr, as you all probably know, is the author of the wickedly popular Wicked Lovely teen series. My sisters are huge fans of the Wicked Lovely books. I've not had the chance to read them myself, but I figure I'll start with Graveminder and then borrow the others from the Junior Junkies at some point. I'm totally stoked for this one and I've no doubt that it's going to be a big hit.

Here's a bit about the book to whet your appetite:

Three sips to mind the dead . . .

Rebekkah Barrow never forgot the tender attention her grandmother, Maylene, bestowed upon the dead of Claysville, the town where Rebekkah 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 Rebekkah 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.

See?! I can't wait to jump into this one!

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

I have read a couple of the books in Melissa's teen series. One I liked and the next one I didn't care for so much.

Graveminder does sound good. Will have to give it a try.