Graveminder is a fantastic novel of the walking dead, not your typical zombie-like story. Unlike the popular zombies that you see in movies, these walking dead are aware of things going on. Rebekkah is the granddaughter of Maylene, who is the graveminder, and when she is murdered, Rebekkah must return to Claysville. On top of her grandmother’s murder, many other issues are thrown onto her, including a past relationship she has been running from, a difficult inheritance, and something that is running around hurting the townspeople.
Melissa Marr is known for her Wicked Lovely series in which she shows us the world of fairies. She has a superb way of creating worlds and being able to put the reader into them. Graveminder is her first adult novel, and I was just as sucked into this story as I was with the Wicked Lovely series, which is for young adults. Her style of writing and description make it hard to put the book down and bring yourself back into the real world.
With this style of story, the author has stepped outside of the box for what is normally seen as the walking dead, giving this novel a freshness that others of the same subject do not have. Strong characters, strong relationships between them, and a strong story, I recommend this to those who are already a Melissa Marr fan and to those who want something outside the norm.
Fast-paced, hard to put down, intricate, extremely well-written. 4.5 stars!