Aug 23, 2011

Teaser: Graveminder: A Novel by Melissa Marr

Teaser Tuesdays asks you to choose sentences at random from your current read. Identify the author and title for readers.

"If anything happens to me, you mind her grave and mine the first three months. Just like when you go with me, you take care of the graves." Maylene looked fierce. Her grip on Rebekkah's hand tightened. "Promise me." (ch. 2. from an advanced reader's edition; final copy may differ.)

Title: Graveminder: A Novel by Melissa Marr
Publisher: William Morrow, May 17, 2011. Hardcover, 336 pages

Product description:
The New York Times bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely series delivers her first novel for adults, a story about the living, the dead, and a curse that binds them.

Rebekkah Barrow never forgot the tender attention her grandmother, Maylene, bestowed upon the dead of Claysville, the town where Bek 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 Bek 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. Beneath the town lies a shadowy, lawless land ruled by the enigmatic Charles, aka Mr. D--a place from which the dead will return if their graves are not properly minded. Only the Graveminder, a Barrow woman, and the current Undertaker, Byron, can set things to right once the dead begin to walk. (Amazon)

Author: Melissa Marr lives in Washington, D.C. area with her husband and children. This is her first adult novel. Her website is http://www.melissa-marr.com

23 comments:

  1. Take care of the graves...interesting!

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  2. I've been curious about this one....love that cover! Great teaser.

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  3. Sounds like an interesting read! Great teaser.
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  4. My friend raved about this book and now I've got it on my TBR list. That's a great teaser! Thanks for visiting mine!

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  5. I've seen this book around a lot and I'm really curious about it! Fantastic teaser :)

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  6. I'm wondering why she/he is worrying about something happening? I do have that book, so I hope you like it! (Great teaser)

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  7. Great teaser! I have this one on my TBR list and looking forward to reading. :0)

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  8. I've had my eye on this one after reading Wicked Lovely. Look forward to your thoughts.

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  9. Great teaser! I hope you are enjoying it :) Makes me curious about the 3 month thing.

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  10. I don't know. I'm not so pulled in by tending graves. I'm more of the celebrate the living kind of person.

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  11. The cover is brilliant, and the quotation looks interesting so I am looking forward to your review.

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  12. You've intrigued me. I'm going to check this one out!

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  13. Sounds like a dark read, which I've read for years, but I'm trying to read lighter books for a change.
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  14. Great teaser! It sounds creepily wonderful.

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  15. Hi Harvee,

    Some great teaser lines, I wonder what she means by 'taking care' of the graves, doesn't sound as though she just has putting flowers down in mind, does it?

    The synopsis is definitely sinister and very creepy and the cover is suitably eerie.

    Paranormal, is not one of my usual genres, but this book has captured my imagination unlike many others, so it has definitely gone onto my reading list.

    Sounds like a great find, I hope that you enjoy it.

    Yvonne

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  16. Great teaser. I really want to read this one.
    Sally.
    http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/08/teaser-tuesday-33.html

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  17. Oh great teaser! I have this on my TBR. I love the cover! It sounds so good. I have to read what you think of it.

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  18. I've been wanting to read this author for awhile, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Sounds good.

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  19. Good teaser, sounds like an interesting book.

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  20. I can't wait to read this one but I'm saving it for the Halloween season! LOL

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  21. This was the first Melissa Marr's book for me. I have not read her YA books, so I did not have expectations to Graveminder either. I found the book in the book store and decided to read it. I enjoyed it. Graveminder was a spooky and fun book to read; it was well-written, the settings were good.
    The story starts with the death of Maylene, who is a caretaker of Claysville graveyard. After her death Rebekkah, the main character is moving into the house what Maylene left behind. Bek meets with a guy who she loved, with Byron, who works at his father's funeral house. Strange things start to happen in Claysville and also with Bek who sees a dead girl. People in Claysville are dying in macabre ways and both Bek and Byron are trying to find out what is happening. Maylene's family is also drawn into the story, where one of the family members is very envious and angry with Bek for reasons that Bek has no ideas about. Step by step Bek and Byronare getting closer to the reasons behind the deaths and clarifications who they really are - Undertaker and Graveminder.

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