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Graveminder - Melissa Marr "Sleep well, and stay where I put you."

Rebekkah's grandmother Maylene said those words, accompanied by three sips from her flask, at every funeral in the town of Claysville. What Rebekkah didn't know was that her grandmother was a Graveminder, the woman designated by an ancient contract to prevent the dead from rising. And now, Maylene has been murdered and something is stalking around town, killing. The duty of keeping the dead in place has fallen to Rebekkah.

It's a great premise and Melissa Marr's book lives up to it. The characters, both living and dead, are compelling and while the twists may be a little predictable, it's a very entertaining read nonetheless. I read the last sentence and immediately thought, "Then what happened?" For me, that's the sign of a great book-- even after a satisfying ending, I don't want to leave the story. Well done, Melissa!