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Waiting on Wednesday: Graveminder by Melissa Marr

June 22, 2011

“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly event hosed by Breaking the Spine blog, where various bloggers get to showcase the novels they are eagerly anticipating! Here’s my entry for this week:


Graveminder by Melissa Marr

Publisher: HaperCollins

Release Date: 7th July 2011

Genre: Adult Dark Fantasy

Format: Paperback



When Rebekkah returns to her small-town home for her beloved Grandmother’s funeral, little does she suspect that she is about to inherit a darkly dangerous family duty on behalf of Claysville’s most demanding residents – the dead.

Everyone in Claysville knows that the Barrows are no ordinary family, but no one can really explain why. When respected matriarch Maylene Barrow dies suddenly her granddaughter Rebekkah returns to the small town she grew up in, where she must face the demons of her past – the suicide of her half-sister Ella, the person she was closest to in the world, and the subsequent break-up of her parents’ marriage. And she also re-encounters Byron, Ella’s old boyfriend, someone to whom she has always felt a deep and mysterious connection.

But the demons of the past are nothing compared with what the future has in store for Rebekkah. Her grandmother has left her an inheritance both wonderful and terrible. An onerous responsibility now rests on her shoulders – one for which she is ill-prepared to say the least.

For behind Claysville’s community-spirited, small-town facade lies a dark secret. One that ties Rebekkah and Byron together in an inextricable bond, and that will require them both to sacrifice everything to keep their friends and neighbours from harm.


I’ve never read anything by Melissa Marr before but I believe this is her first adult novel. I’m excited to read it and hoping it will fill my Sookie-sized hole during my year-long wait for the next one in that series!


Have you read anything by Melissa before?

What do you think of Graveminder?


2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 22, 2011 21:27

    Wooooow, I haven’t read any Dark Fantasy but this sounds AMAZING!

  2. June 22, 2011 23:04

    Great pick. I really want to read this one too!

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