Breezy remembers leaving the party, the warm, wet grass under her feet, her cheek still stinging from a slap to the face. But when she wakes up, scared and pulling dirt from her mouth, a year has passed and she can't explain the necklace of bruises around her neck. She also can't explain the man lying at her grave, dead from her touch.
Returning home seems impossible. Her parents and sisters have clearly grieved and struggled to move on, and Breezy can't begin to answer their inevitable questions. Her heartbeat comes and goes, she doesn't need to eat or drink, she can see the inky memories of murderers, and she can somehow pull on this dark guilt to kill them. Haunted by the happy memories from her life and disgusted by the half-dead creature she's become, Breezy embarks on a reckless quest to find answers and a dangerous healing magic…but the cure is as dark and terrible as the disease.
Set in a gorgeous, terrifying world, Shallow Graves is a stunning novel about the heartbreaking trauma of a girl's life cut short and her struggle to reconcile her humanity with the creature she's become.
I enjoyed this book so much! It was weird and strange, because what book that starts with a girl coming out of a shallow grave, touching someone-and killing them-wouldn't be strange? And that was just so fantastic to read!
I really enjoyed Breezy's story, a girl half American, half Chinese, bi-sexual, and who wanted to be on the first manned mission to Mars. Such a fascinating character, with the fact that she woke up in a grave-and then couldn't die.
As we went on this journey that explored the world, and learned more about it, about what occupied it besides Breezy, and finding out what Breezy herself is, was just really fantastic! And the people she meets on the journey! Awesome!
There is the mystery of Mother, of what kind of creature she is, besides the fact that she was utterly terrifying! That she was ancient, at least 200 years old, but probably way older than that, yeah, that's pretty scary in and of itself!
Awesome, awesome, amazing book! Loved it, and I can't wait to read more by Kali Wallace!
Author: Kali Wallace
Read: September 11th, 2015
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a SAC 2015 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Expected Publication: January 26th 2016