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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Giveaway (International): Graveminder by Melissa Marr

From Goodreads:

Rebekkah Barrow never forgot the tender attention her grandmother, Maylene, bestowed upon the dead of Claysville. While growing up, Rebekkah watched as Maylene performed the same unusual ritual at every funeral: three sips from a small silver flask followed by the words, "Sleep well, and stay where I put you."

Now Maylene is gone and Bek must return to the hometown—and the man—she abandoned a decade ago, only to discover that Maylene's death was not natural . . . and there was good reason for her odd traditions. 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. D. From this dark place the deceased will return if their graves are not properly minded. And only the Graveminder, a Barrow woman, and the current Undertaker, Byron, can set things to right once the dead begin to walk.

I am already a fan of Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely series, so I was excited to try Graveminder, something completely different. I was drawn in from the beginning, listening on audio, and found myself doing a few extra chores so I didn't have to stop! The story is dark, and enthralling, set in a small town with some very big secrets. Being the Graveminder is a huge responsibility, keeping the dead at rest. I really liked Mr. D and his underworld, and the whole idea of the Graveminder and Undertaker partnership was interesting and eerie.

I listed this as one of my favorite reads/listens in 2012, and I would love to share it with you, so I'm offering up one copy, either the US Kindle version or a physical copy from the Book Depository as long as they will ship to where you live. I'm also interested to know what your favorite reads of 2012 were. Good Luck!

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  1. How exciting! This book is on my wishlist. I'll keep my fingers crossed. Thanks for doing this give-away!

  2. I loved reading the Perfect Chemistry series!

  3. My top 3 reads of 2012 (fiction only)
    Game of Thrones (George RR Martin)
    Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Alan Bradley)
    Neverwhere (Neil Gaiman)

    Best Non-Fic read of 2012: Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn

  4. I've not read any of her books - but this sounds like fun!
    Best reads of this year:
    Mistress of the Art of Death
    Susan Hill's Simon Serralier series
    The Monsters of Templeton xx

  5. I really liked Jodi Redford's Old Black magic Series.

  6. I really enjoyed The Grimm diaries by Cameron Jace :)
    Thank you for this giveaway :D

  7. Azuki6:59 PM

    Haven't heard of this author, but the story does sound interesting... as long as it's not too much a horror!

    My best read of 2012 includes Half the Sky, Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and Zen Baggage.


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