Graveminder by Melissa MarrGraveminder by Melissa Marr


byMelissa Marr

Paperback | October 28, 2015

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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. . . .

Melissa Marr is the author of the bestselling Wicked Lovely series as well as the adult fantasy novelsGraveminderandThe Arrivals. When not writing, editing, or traveling, Melissa is buried under a plethora of books, dogs, and children in Virginia or online at
Title:GraveminderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:October 28, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062115162

ISBN - 13:9780062115164

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting I enjoyed reading this, it didn't feel like Melissa Marr's usual style but it was still good. It didn't seem like an adult novel though, it would have been better suited as a young adult book however it was enjoyable to read.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wow This was a very different kind of story. And I really hope there will be a part two coming out soon, I want to know Alicia's story!!
Date published: 2014-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Suspenseful and creepy Spirits do not stay put in this chilling and utterly absorbing paranormal story. It begins with the odd inheritance of Rebekkah Barrow who has come back to her hometown to assume the role her grandmother has vacated with her death. This requires Rebekkah to follow instructions that seem to be at odds with the town. Or has she misunderstood things from her past? This odd job soon has Rebekkah reeling when she finds out the truth about her heritage and herself.
Date published: 2013-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More suited to YA than Adult, but good creepy story The Good Stuff Truly unique idea for a story Rebekkah is an intriguing and realistic heroine Dark with a wonderful almost Gothic like feel to it Descriptions are vivid and make you feel like you are part of the landscape Fabulous in terms of character development Lots of twists and turns which keeps you guessing (but not in a frustrating way) Could not put the book down, I warn you once you start you will not be able to put down -- well unless its really late at night Marr has created a fantastical world unlike anything I have ever read before - and it actually feels like a real place Very suspenseful at times -- you will be holding your breath Enjoyed the secondary characters - especially Amity Fabulous ending - could lead to a sequel, but if not still leaves you satisfied Some nice humour added to keep it from being too dark The Not So Good Stuff The cover sucks in comparison to the hardcover edition The angst between Bek and Byron felt more YA than adult Favorite Quotes/Passages "At the end of the tunnel, she gasped. The colors she could see were so vibrant that it almost hurt to look around her. The sky was streaked in violet and gold. The buildings around her were breathtaking. Even the drabbest of them was cloaked in shades of colors that surely couldn't exist." "He was tempting in the way that she imagined the devil himself-if there was such a man-would be: polished charm, wicked smiles, and easy arrogance. However, she wasn't sure what game he was playing, and the idea of looking at at dead man with any sort of lustful thoughts seemed inherently twisted." "Sheer foolishness, if you ask me,but" - Elaine gave Rebekkah a look that would make most people flinch -"no one's asking me, are they?" "No," Rebekkah said. "I don't think anyone's asking." Elaine sighed. "Well, sooner or later, one of you will be bright enough to ask my opinion." Who Should/Shouldn't Read YA friendly - nothing too violent or sexual If you like creepy stories, this is for you Adult readers may be disappointed by all the angst 4.75 Dewey's
Date published: 2012-01-17

Editorial Reviews

“Marr creates sympathetic characters, she takes readers to places both sinister and delightful, and there’s a satisfying end to a wonderfully awful villain...Fans will be looking for a sequel to this cozy horror story as soon as they read the last page.”