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.
After editing at City Book Review for a few years, I took up the duties of editorial assistant, which include assigning books for review, posting reviews to our various sites, and nagging reviewers for things. In my non-nagging time, I’m a gamer, artist, writer, and notorious black thumb/bane of plants. My answer to every book-related question: read Octavia Butler.
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