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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace

Breezy remembers leaving the party: the warm, wet grass under her feet, her cheek still stinging from a slap to her face. But when she wakes up, scared and pulling dirt from her mouth, a year has passed and she can’t explain how.

Nor can she explain the man lying at her grave, dead from her touch, or why her heartbeat comes and goes. She doesn’t remember who killed her or why. All she knows is that she’s somehow conscious—and not only that, she’s able to sense who around her is hiding a murderous past.

Haunted by happy memories from her life, Breezy sets out to find answers in the gritty, threatening world to which she now belongs—where killers hide in plain sight, and a sinister cult is hunting for strange creatures like her. What she discovers is at once empowering, redemptive, and dangerous.

Debut author Kali Wallace interweaves folklore and myths from all over the world in this stunning novel about the heartbreaking trauma of a girl’s life cut short and her struggle to reconcile her humanity with the monster she’s become.@goodreads




I loved the beginning of the book, but I thought for a minute when Breezy got caught up with some jerks in a cult that it was not going to be as good, but for me, that is not the case. I really hope the author decides to write a sequel to this book!

Breezy wakes up in a grave, clawing her way out and there is a dead man there who she killed, but why....

She can't figure out how she is alive, but not... She's not a zombie, what the hell is she? I know, but I'm not telling you :-)

She does this thing that I think is wonderful and I was hoping we were going to go on a crusade doing said thing.... BUT... Breezy gets caught up in this cult thinking she's just going to visit some nice folks that she can stay with for awhile.


Breezy does meet some interesting characters at this cult, some peeps that have different abilities like her. Some of these people are extremely evil and they get theirs, but there are some that want out. Oh and there is an evil thang out in the woods in the cave. Don't let anyone drag you out there!

My favorite person in the book is a person-ish boy named Zeke. She meets him through another person-ish girl named Rain. Zeke and his brother Jake are super nice, well they are sarcastic and stuff, but they are good people.. er.. yeah. I don't want to tell you what any of these people that are creatures really are, I want you to read the book and find out for yourself. :-)


That threw me for a second. "You go to school?"
He made a face and kicked the fence again. "Jake makes me."
"You're a man-eating corpse-stealing creature of the night and your big brother makes you go to school." For some reason that felt like the most bizarre thing I had heard in a long time. "Does he check your homework too? God to teacher conferences? Sign field trip permission slips?"
"Yes," Zeke said. And after a beat: "The conferences never go very well. He picks fights with the teachers."

↑and no, you don't know what he is :-)

So the journey Breezy is on finally comes to a close. She misses her family, but she can't let them see her and she has to travel on and do what she does best. I think it's brilliant!

I love the cover of the book as well!





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