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Review – Rose Petal Graves by Olivia Wildenstein

Review – Rose Petal Graves by Olivia WildensteinRose Petal Graves by Olivia Wildenstein
Published by Olivia Wildenstein on May 15th 2016
Genres: Clean, New Adult, Paranormal
Pages: 182

I received this book for free from YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Ancient secrets cannot remain buried forever.
Founded two centuries ago by an aloof and 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, so I rushed home.
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, Cruz, the new medical examiner, arrived. I should have felt relieved, but how could I? He was unnervingly handsome, glowed like a human firefly, and knew absolutely nothing about examining dead bodies.
But, he did know what killed my mother…or rather who.

Cat is on her way home from college due to the sudden death of her mother. On her return to the small town of Rowan, a strange medical examiner shoes up. Cat starts discovering that her mother was looking into their heritage when she died. She starts to find strange things like empty graves with rose petals. She is quickly drawn into the world of hunters and faes. How will she make sense of it all and how will she figure out who’s telling the truth to which side she should be on?

In an Oyster Shell – It was a quick provocative read that will keep you turning the pages.

The Pearls – The plot was full of twists and turns and in the end you still didn’t know which way was up.  It was an exciting introduction to the series. I can’t wait to read more. I keep stalking the author’s page for updates on the next book. The story was riveting. A young lady is going to her mother’s funeral but that’s only the beginning.

I really liked the characters in this book. Cat was straight forward. Yet, the faes and the hunters, you couldn’t tell if they were bad or good. It makes for a really great read. There are some really solid supporting characters it was well done.

The romance in this book was complicated with a slight double love triangle going on. It was fun and just added to the suspense that kept me captive throughout the whole book.

The Sand – The book was a little on the short side. Though it was super impressive how much the author fit into so little pages.

3.5 Pearls!

3.5 Stars

About Olivia Wildenstein

Olivia Wildenstein grew up in New York City, the daughter of a French father with a great sense of humor, and a Swedish mother whom she speaks to at least three times a day. She chose Brown University to complete her undergraduate studies and earned a bachelor’s in comparative literature. After designing jewelry for a few years, Wildenstein traded in her tools for a laptop computer and a very comfortable chair. This line of work made more sense, considering her college degree.

When she’s not writing, she’s psychoanalyzing everyone she meets (Yes. Everyone), eavesdropping on conversations to gather material for her next book, baking up a storm (that she actually eats), going to the gym (because she eats), and attempting not to be late at her children’s school (like she is 4 out of 5 mornings, on good weeks).

Wildenstein lives with her husband and three children in Geneva, Switzerland, where she’s an active member of the writing community.

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