Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Graveminder ~ Book Review
I recently received a copy of this book in the mail, and thought to myself - what on earth is this? I didn't request this book. It's totally NOT my kind of read.
And then I skimmed the info on the back cover. I held the book in my hand. It felt right. It felt like something I could read and might enjoy [in case you're wondering why I still don't have an eReader ... there's your answer!]. I even liked the cover enough - and yes, I judge a book by its cover. Show me someone who doesn't!
So? I gave it a shot.
And I liked it. I wouldn't say it was the best book I've ever read, but I have a really long list of those incredible and must-read recommendations, so that'd be something crazy amazing to have it pull that off.
Rebekkah is our main character, and I like her a lot. There is so much about her we don't know, and so much about herself she's yet to learn, but we learn together and we are entwined in her future, the family history and so much more.
There is so much we don't understand about this little odd town called Claysville, and we learn it as we turn each page. We're taken to another side of the world, and survive the losses both, Rebekkah and Byron (more on him later) are faced with as they go through their days.
We learn about their history, and man, we (I) love Byron. I can totally picture him, kind of a cross between a tall and goofy Finn from Glee and a more intense, albeit equally as handsome stranger. [Cory Monteith - if this ever gets made into a movie I have the perfect role for you!] His strength and support for Rebekkah, their connection, it's undeniable. And even more the case as we learn more about why they're truly meant for one another.
Anyway, this is just a reminder from me, that while judging a book by its cover is all good, let's remember that sometimes the kind of book you might never choose to read can also be the perfect book for you to take your mind off the everyday, and a nice break from the regular ole books you flip through on a day-to-day basis.
So give Graveminder a shot. Melissa Marr does not disappoint. And for all you Twilight fans out there, of whom I am not a part of, I think you'd like it, too!
**I was not compensated for this review in any way, but I was provided with a copy of this book to facilitate my review. **