Nothing better to do on a rainy day other than curling up with a new book – today’s happened to by Lindsey R. Loucks – The Grave Winner # 1!
Genre: YA, Fantasy Supernatural, Urban Fantasy
Leigh Baxton is terrified her mom will come back from the dead — just like the prom queen did.
While the town goes beehive over the news, Leigh bikes to the local cemetery and buries some of her mom’s things in her grave to keep her there. When the hot and mysterious caretaker warns her not to give gifts to the dead, Leigh cranks up her punk music and keeps digging.
She should have listened.
Two dead sorceresses evicted the prom queen from her grave to bury someone who offered certain gifts. Bury them alive, that is, then resurrect them to create a trio of undead powerful enough to free the darkest sorceress ever from her prison inside the earth.
With help from the caretaker and the dead prom queen, Leigh must find out what’s so special about the gifts she gave, and why the sorceresses are stalking her and her little sister. If she doesn’t, she’ll either lose another loved one or have to give the ultimate gift to the dead – herself.
I received a copy of this novel in exchange for a review!
The Grave Winner is one that is intricate and complicated in the best of ways when it comes to a YA novel.
Leigh Baxton is heartbroken as she stands within the midst of her mother’s funeral with her father and sister. With the help of her eccentric best friend Jo she enters back into the world of high school and tries to forget about the scene after standing at her mother’s grave. Sarah, the dead prom queen who rose from the ground.
Leigh is left with more confusion as word spreads about the dead coming back to life and she does everything she can to keep her mom in her grave all while the world around her drastically changes along with the strict warnings from Scary Boy Tram in which she chooses to ignore.
Leigh struggles with her heart between Jo’s older brother Cal and Tram even in the midst of the return of the dead, alternate realities, sorceresses and spiders!
Even though it took me a few pages to get into the story by the end I was saying “What’s going to happen next!!??”
A suspenseful story full of action packed dark twists and turns! An enjoyable read.
About the Author:
Lindsey R. Loucks works as a school librarian in rural Kansas. When she’s not discussing books with anyone who will listen, she’s dreaming up her own stories. Eventually her brain gives out, and she’ll play hide and seek with her cat, put herself in a chocolate induced coma, or watch scary movies alone in the dark to reenergize.
She’s been with her significant other for almost two decades.
Check out her website for more information and to contact her. She would love to hear from you!http://www.lindseyrloucks.com
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