Friday, July 20, 2012
Review - Grave Refrain by Sarah M. Glover
I dove into this book thinking I wouldn't like it & would stop reading if it became too scary. I'll admit it, I'm a big baby. I don't like scary stories (or scary movies) & if it included ghosts, then, wouldn’t it be scary? But a few people on FB assured me it really wasn't scary & was an incredible read. So I read, & I wasn’t disappointed (or scared). This book consumed me for days with its hauntingly exquisite tale. It contained just the right amount of angst, mystery & suspense to keep me on edge, but not so much that I wanted to jump off the cliff but rather keep climbing & delve deeper. Grave Refrain is a beautifully written love story between a hot, brooding, up & coming rock star (is there any other kind?) & his muse for whom he’s been searching just about his entire young life. Enter Nick & Nora, a ghostly couple in need of help to find their way, as well as Dwayne & the stoners (good name for a rock band?) and you encounter comic relief with perfect timing. Glover is a gifted & talented author whose writing style is eerily similar to another favorite author of mine, which makes me love her that much more. She has the ability to invoke an array of emotions in the reader as inspired by her characters. I’m thrilled that I didn’t pass on reading this amazing tale.