First of all, I was very happy to receive Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon as an arc. Secondly, I wish it had given me more. Not a bad read, there were just too many troupes held within it for it to be enjoyable. The older sister who wants to save her younger one from an ‘honor’ that is really a horror. The single parent who’s boozing or other lack of parental guidance, has left the household finances and up keep to the heroine. The love interest who will do anything for the heroine who is coincidentally too independent to ever want to be tied down by a man who adores her and is willing to do anything for her. The heroine who VASTLY underestimates her abilities but is ‘big-upped’ all around her. And finally, the love triangle. Honor restored
So as you can see, I given you no names, destinations, or eve plot points but by stringing all of these troupes together, you get the entire jist of this book. However, the writing style is beautiful, world building is well done, and the plot itself is intriguing. Not a story that advit YA fan would probably enjoy, we recommend Gravemaidens to anyone just starting out on the young adult scene. No excessive language or sex.
*** this book was received for free via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review ****