Open Mic Night at Westminster Cemetery
Sixteen-year-old Lacy Brink wakes up in Westminster Cemetery, a place she’s spent countless hours sitting beside Edgar Allan Poe’s grave and writing poetry. Lacy is surprised to meet Sam, a young man dressed in a Civil War uniform. Lacy is even more surprised to learn that she’s dead. She quickly learns that the afterlife has its own rules to follow and its traps to watch out for. While she makes a fast friend in Sam, she also finds enemies. All she wants to do is find out what happened to her and make the best afterlife possible.
This intriguing book tackles a gloriously unique plot in an unconventional format. Part play, part narrated novel, this story will keep readers turning pages, eager to find out more about this strange world. The other residents of the Westminster Cemetery are lively and interesting. Civil War heroes and cowards, members of the famous Poe family, and regular folks from the 1800-1900s rise at midnight to gather for tea. The author takes a risk writing new poetry for Edgar Allan Poe to contribute at open mic night. His actual poetic words fall flat, but the emotion of it works. Overall, a unique and compelling book.
Chris Hayden has been working at City Book Review since 2012, so that makes him the keeper of knowledge. He manages the office and book reviewers (all 200 of them!), which is no small feat. If you’re looking at the book reviews here, you’re seeing them because he sent the books out for review. Without him, this place would fall apart, because no one else in the office knows how to use the postage machine. Two words: job security.
|Page Count||264 pages|
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