Tuesday 7 October 2014

CEMETERY GIRL: The Pretenders by Charlaine Harris & Christopher Golden

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I borrowed this book from my local library and got stuck into it as soon as I got home. I'm a huge Charlaine Harris fan, so I was looking forward to reading this graphic novel.

When a young girl is dumped in the cemetery and left for dead, she eventually wakes up and is sure she was dead for a while. She doesn't remember how she got there, why she was dumped, or even who she is. So she decides to hide in the cemetery and builds a life for herself by hiding in a mausoleum and stealing food from wherever she can. Except there are two people who catch on and are willing to help her--the groundskeeper, and an elderly lady. Kelner and Lucinda help keep Calexa--she names herself using names from the headstones around her--safe, fed and clothed.

However, the night a bunch of teenagers enter the cemetery and commit a savage act against an innocent girl, Calexa gets caught up in the middle. The spirit of the dead girl haunts her until she finally decides to help...

I loved this! Not only was the story interesting, but the artwork is beautiful. I also really like Calexa and feel so bad about what happened to her. I can't wait to find out more, and really enjoyed her interactions with Kelner and Lucinda.

Great story!

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