Published by Katherine Tegen Books on January 26th 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult, Horror
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.
Gosh this was spooky. I think that if I wasn’t such a scaredy cat I could actually really really love this book. My thoughts? Yeah…I am such a freaking scaredy cat. Usually when I read this stuff about religion and being “evil” I get so scared. That’s why I have only read a few of these types of books. You may be wondering why in the heck I would read it. Well you see I have this new thing where I DON’T read the description of books and just read it. I think this concept is making me read more than usual and doesn’t really bias my opinions on the books that I read.
The characters. I would consider the characters to be one of my favorite parts of this book. Each character had its own unique personality that I had many feelings with these characters. I either loved, laughed, cried, or got scared…of these characters.
I really liked Breezy. I thought she was a really unique protagonist to read about. You have those series of main characters that are considered to be “evil” but this girl really made me wonder. Her personality just didn’t fit with the power that she had. She was very intelligent and cunning, and all around a very likable character.
Now the spooky parts. Definitely made me turn on my nightstand light. It wasn’t necessarily the powers that got me freaked out, but the way that they wanted to get rid of these powers and how “evil” it was to have it. It just boggles my mind. These powers are a part of them. And you can’t fix what makes you, you. All in all, I really thought this was a very interesting and unique read. I think one day I might reread…well until I stop being scared of it *laughing face emoji because WordPress doesn’t have a laughing face emoji*