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Publisher's Summary

"A dark, delectable, and utterly unique series that readers will want to drown in."(Laura Sebastian, New York Times best-selling author of the Ash Princess series)

The start of a fierce fantasy duology about three maidens who are chosen for their land's greatest honor...and one girl determined to save her sister from the grave.

In the walled city-state of Alu, Kammani wants nothing more than to become the accomplished healer her father used to be before her family was cast out of their privileged life in shame.

When Alu's ruler falls deathly ill, Kammani’s beautiful little sister, Nanaea, is chosen as one of three sacred maidens to join him in the afterlife. It’s an honor. A tradition. And Nanaea believes it is her chance to live an even grander life than the one that was stolen from her.

But Kammani sees the selection for what it really is - a death sentence.

Desperate to save her sister, Kammani schemes her way into the palace to heal the ruler. There, she discovers more danger lurking in the sand-stone corridors than she could have ever imagined and that her own life - and heart - are at stake. But Kammani will stop at nothing to dig up the palace’s buried secrets, even if it means sacrificing everything...including herself.

"A dark and utterly enthralling journey to an ancient land, Gravemaidens grabs you by your beating heart and refuses to let go until the bitter, breathtaking end." (Sarah Glenn Marsh, author of the Reign of the Fallen series)

©2019 Kelly Coon (P)2019 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"The atmospheric writing and lively dialogue will draw you into the story while the plot’s exciting twists and turns will keep you turning pages until the very end." (Gita Trelease, author of Enchantee)

"Twists and clues steadily advance the first-person narrative...accompanied by plenty of risk and excitement." (Booklist)

"Coon builds a rich and detailed world complete with a history and rules that readers will enjoy uncovering slowly." (Kirkus Reviews)

"The concept and mystery are compelling, the pace brisk, and Coon succeeds in showing how grief molds people in different ways." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Jennifer
  • 07-11-2019

Thrilling and suspenseful to the last word!

Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon is a fantastically written story that keeps the listener engaged throughout. Bhani Turpin does a wonderful job, and lets you envision each character as she narrates the story. I can’t wait for the sequel!

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  • E.R.K.
  • 02-01-2020

I should have bought the book instead

I have been in a reading slump as of late, and decided to see if Audible would help "light a fire." This was not the book for me. The story was interesting, the writing was well done. The performance...no. This was super bland, flat and reminded me of the audio books we'd get in the nineties during school. It had no personality whatsoever. I couldn't finish listening. I should have bought the book, and I will. It's worth finishing. I am just...I had one free credit. I am disappointed I wasted it on this audio file.

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