Sunday, May 29, 2011

In My Mailbox (62)

What Happened to Goodbye

We have Krist at The Story Siren to thank for hosting IMM every week.

This week I got:

What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen- In the past two years, Mclean Sweet has moved four times. At each stop, she assumes a new persona, but it never quite works. Whether she's an effervescent cheerleader or an intense drama queen, nothing can permanently dispel the turmoil and rage at her mother since her parents' divorce. Sarah Dessen's novel about a teenager and her restaurant manager father captures the vulnerability that young people often experience after the dissolution of their family. A compelling story; strong characterization; and with a touch of romance.
GraveminderGraveminder by Melissa Marr- 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.
What did you get this week?

2 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read What Happened to Goodbye. I was lucky enough to get a signed copy at BEA this year.
    Happy reading!

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  2. I got What Happened to Goodbye this week, too, and I just finished reading it. It was SO GOOD. I hope you like it. Happy reading!

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