Mini-Book Review: Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace

Shallow Graves
Author: Kali Wallace
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal
Released: January 26th 2016
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

For fans of Holly Black and Nova Ren Suma, a gripping, hauntingly atmospheric novel about murder, revenge, and a world where monsters—human and otherwise—lurk at the fringes.

When seventeen-year-old Breezy Lin wakes up in a shallow grave one year after her death, 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. In life, Breezy was always drawn to the elegance of the universe and the mystery of the stars. Now she must set out to find answers and discover what is to become of her in the gritty, dangerous 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 finds is at once empowering, redemptive, and dangerous.

Tense, complex, and wholly engaging, Shallow Graves is a stunning first novel from Kali Wallace.

Shallow Graves is a story I was really looking forward to read. When I read the synopsis, the story reminded me of the Lovely Bones. A murder in a sense of paranormal? Yes, please! And you all know I love sad stories.

I'm not saying I am disappointed with the outcome, okay, maybe I am. What I am trying to say is this is not the story I was hoping for. The fact that I could not connect with any of the characters was another issue. However, I do have to say this story is full of adventures. Although most leave you confused, as the plot is all over, there is action and you wish you were part of the gang. There are mysteries, more obvious than others. Yet the ones that you cannot make sense of, are the ones you want to slap yourself for not making the connections.

I would say if you love mythical creatures, monsters and explorations, then this book is for you. As for me, I guess I was in the mood for a sad story and less of mythical creatures at the time that made me not enjoy the story much.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting! I was totally stoked for this read because I felt like it would be a "ghost" book with the ghost as the center star. Plus a murder mystery too boot! It sounds like my kind of read for sure! Sorry to hear it wasn't quite what you were expecting, glad you liked it in some way! Hope your next read is more to your liking! Very nice review!


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