Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace


Title: Shallow Graves
Author: Kali Wallace
Published: January 26, 2016

Breezy remembers leaving the party: the warm, wet grass under her feet, her cheek still stinging from a slap to her face. But when she wakes up, scared and pulling dirt from her mouth, a year has passed and she can’t explain how.

Nor can she explain the man lying at her grave, dead from her touch, or why her heartbeat comes and goes. She doesn’t remember who killed her or why. All she knows is that she’s somehow conscious—and not only that, she’s able to sense who around her is hiding a murderous past.

Haunted by happy memories from her life, Breezy sets out to find answers in the gritty, threatening world to which she now belongs—where killers hide in plain sight, and a sinister cult is hunting for strange creatures like her. What she discovers is at once empowering, redemptive, and dangerous.

There’s no denying that I easily got hooked in this book. It was creepy, addictive and has a unique world building that is so hard for the readers to guess what Breezy is.

The incredible world-building: As far as I understand, this book is a mix of  fantasy, paranormal and mystery. It has a very unique story that makes it stand out in other paranormal genre. I was intrigued and craving for more details until I reached the very end of this book. And I must say that the ending really did satisfy me.

You will never know what to expect from this book not until you reach the last chapter. During the first few chapters, I was actually thinking that it might be one of those paranormal books that will leave you annoyed and asking: What the hell did I just read?" But NO. Kali really did a great job on how  to capture the interest of its readers. It was fast paced, a little bit confusing on what Breezy really is. But in a good way. Maybe the little downfall of this book is that your question on what Breezy is won't be answered until the very last chapter. There is also an alternate narration of the past and the present, that makes it a little bit confusing in my part.

Overall, It was still a great book for me. Although not all the questions about how Breezy come into becoming what she is, and how some snippets of the past fits in what was happening in the future, it was still an enjoyable read.


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