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Shallow Graves Review

3.5/5

I received this copy free from Edelweiss, this doesn’t change my opinion of the book at all.

What I Liked:

  • One of the nice things about Shallow Graves, was the diversity of fantasy characters. How often are there Ghouls and Nightmares (which were really interesting and new to me!)? I really liked that, but wished there were more types of monsters in Shallow Graves. And sadly…there are no dragons

Or unicorns…

  • Also, the whole idea was interesting, in the beginning and then it got really…random? It was cool because [spoiler]she woke up, identified murderers and killed them. Okay it was super creepy, but a really new idea. Then, like I said got super random, and off topic-ish?[/spoiler]
  • It started off on a creepy, eerie note but as the story progressed it got even more intense and creepier.
  • The cover was pretty and the story was descriptive, on a final note!

What I Didn’t Like:

  • Maybe I’m being too generous when I give it 3.5/5. There was a LOT I didn’t like with Shallow Graves. My biggest problem was how this (might) be a standalone. A LOT of things were left unanswered, some huge things were left in the dark. If it’s a standalone then please answer some questions, because it’s really unsatisfying. Sure it makes everything mysterious, but it gives it no point. Why did this whole thing happen? Who was *insert spoiler here*? I dunno because it wasn’t answered.
  • Shallow Graves was pretty slow, then fast, then slow. It was really hard for me to pay attention to it, for some reason, I just didn’t like it at all.

In A Nutshell:

  • I’m being generous by giving Shallow Graves 3.5. There were some great things happening, but the unanswered questions bothered me the most. Maybe I missed the answers somewhere along the ride? I don’t think I did…Anyways, it was a great idea that lacked in some area.

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3 thoughts on “Shallow Graves Review

  1. I keep hearing that about this book. It’s AMAZING but then kind of fizzles out with how random and unanswered everything is. I still can’t wait to tackle this book tho ^_^ It sounds really great. But BOOOOO WHY NO DRAGONS?!?!?

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