Waiting on Wednesday: Graveminder

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Waiting on Wednesday: Graveminder

Graveminder by Melissa Marr

Graveminder by Melissa Marr
Series: Graveminder #1
Published by William Morrow
Pub Date: May 9th 2011
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Three sips to mind the dead…

Rebekkah Barrow never forgot the attention her grandmother Maylene bestowed upon the dead of Claysville, the small town where Bek spent her adolescence. There wasn’t a funeral that Maylene didn’t attend, and at each one Rebekkah watched as Maylene performed the same unusual ritual: She took three sips from a silver flask and spoke the words “Sleep well, and stay where I put you.”

Now Maylene is dead, and Bek must go back to the place she left a decade earlier. She soon discovers that Claysville is not just the sleepy town she remembers, and that Maylene had good reason for her odd traditions. It turns out that in 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. If the dead are not properly cared for, they will come back to satiate themselves with food, drink, and stories from the land of the living. Only the Graveminder, by tradition a Barrow woman, and her Undertaker—in this case Byron Montgomery, with whom Bek shares a complicated past—can set things right once the dead begin to walk.

Although she is still grieving for Maylene, Rebekkah will soon find that she has more than a funeral to attend to in Claysville, and that what awaits her may be far worse: dark secrets, a centuries-old bargain, a romance that still haunts her, and a frightening new responsibility—to stop a monster and put the dead to rest where they belong.


I make no secret of my love for Melissa Marr and her books. Now, after the end of the Wicked Lovely series, I am stoked to see what’s next. Graveminder sounds awesomely dark and I cannot wait to read it!


About Melissa Marr

Melissa Marr is the author of the bestselling Wicked Lovely series as well as the adult fantasy novels Graveminder and The Arrivals. When not writing, editing, or traveling, Melissa is buried under a plethora of books, dogs, and children in Virginia or online at www.melissa-marr.com.

Jess @ Gone with the Words

22 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Graveminder”

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    Wow, this sounds so mysterious and suspenseful! And I can just see that farmhouse on the back roads that I'm sure we've both traveled on in this huge state. :) I'll have to add it to my list. Thank you for sharing, Jess!

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    Oooh, I love the cover of this one and it sounds intriguing, too. I still have to read Wicked Lovely soon — it's waiting patiently on my Kindle. :)

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    Great pick! I love Melissa Marr. Her books I am hooked over! On another note, I thought I was following your blog! Anyway, I remedy that situation. But seriously, i thought I was. Have a great day!

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    Ooh, this one sounds eerily good….thanks for sharing. I REALLY love that cover.

    Here's MY WOW POST

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    I finally found the comment link! Like I said, I've got to give Marrs a chance. I did get the first three books in the Wicked Lovely series the other week. Now to find time to read them…*sigh*…

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    Nicole Langan

    This I will definitely have to read,great cover!

    stop and see mine and my giveaways.

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    OMG I love the cover!!!! Need to read this one so bad! <3<3

    "Tamani FTW" HAHAHA
    I've gotta get Spells soon… I hope it doesn't make me mad lol

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    I can't wait to read this one either! Anyone who has said they have read it loved it! :)

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