Title: “Rose Petal Graves” by Olivia Wildenstein
Rating: ☆☆☆☆.9/ 5 ☆’s
Genre: Fantasy. Teens& YA
Publication Date: March 29, 2017
Ancient secrets cannot remain buried forever.
Founded two centuries ago by a powerful tribe of Gottwa Indians, Rowan was a quiet town, so quiet that I fled after graduation. Staying away was the plan, but Mom died suddenly.
Dad said she suffered a stroke after she dug up one of the ancient graves in our backyard, which happens to be the town cemetery. Creepy, I know. Creepier still, there was no corpse inside the old coffin, only fresh rose petals.
As we made preparations for Mom’s burial, new people began arriving in Rowan, unnervingly handsome and odd people. I begged them to leave, but they stayed, because their enemies—my ancestors—were beginning to awaken.
The only fae books I had actually read and liked were the Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses both by Sarah J. Maas. I can’t actually think of other fae type…..
Well anyway I am happy to say that now I have a new one to add to my list of great Fae books! First of all, the cover is beautiful! I love the rose and dark colors used for it. It makes it stand out. Also what I enjoyed the most were the characters. This book reminded me of “The Vampire Diaries” but the show not the book (I did not really like the books much, LOVE the show. DAMON🖤💗🖤!!) If you like the TV show you will enjoy this book.
I am HAPPY to say we have a Damon in this book. He is Dominant, sarcastic, evil at times, caring, protective, GOD I LOVE HIM!! Every time he appeared I would laugh at what came out of him and imagined “Damon” from Vampire Diaries saying it. There is also Two other male characters that play a big role in our romance part with our main character, Catori and I already know people will have a hard time deciding who to go for. I kinda am but I have already chosen my guy, my Damon duplicate but he is not part of the love interest.
We have hunters, fae warriors, ancestors, deaths, everything is all happening so fast for our main lead (Catori) its crazy. I like how the story is developing and the secrets that are starting to reveal themselves. I also like how one still does not actually know who to trust yet. I still don’t know on whose side I’m on yet. Its like a guessing game and really like the mystery. It did not finish in a cliffhanger but I am already looking forward the sequel. There is still so much to tell!! I highly recommend you guys to pick this up. It was pretty fast pace and the characters will pull you in.
Reviewed by Angie (^^)/
**eARC given through Netgalley for Honest Review**