Girl at the Grave by Teri Bailey Black

Girl at the Grave

Valentine has spent years trying to outrun her mother's legacy. But small towns have long memories, and when a new string of murders occurs, all signs point to the daughter of a murderer. Only one person believes Valentine is innocent—Rowan Blackshaw, the son of the man her mother killed all those years ago. Valentine vows to find the real killer, but when she finally uncovers the horrifying truth, she must choose to face her own dark secrets, ...


Details Girl at the Grave

TitleGirl at the Grave
ISBN9780765399489
Author
Release DateAug 7th, 2018
PublisherTor Teen
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
Rating

Reviews Girl at the Grave

  • Kerri
    2017-08-04
    Absolutely fantastic! Official/fangirling review coming soon 😊
  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    2018-05-18
    Title: Girl at the GraveSeries: StandaloneAuthor: Teri Bailey BlackRelease date: August 7, 2018Cliffhanger: NoHEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)]Girl at the Grave doesn't have any ghosts or scenes I would describe as horror filled. It's a pure murder mystery-suspense with a strong love triangle subplot. I'm not a fan of that romance trope, in fact I avoid it at all costs if possible. I can't say that I loved that aspect here and how it lingere...
  • Kelly Brigid
    2018-08-25
    “The whole head is sick. And the whole heart is faint.” This book isn’t as exciting as I presumed. It’s a solid novel with a pleasant blend of murder and romance, but not much more. Although there is a love triangle, it’s executed well, and each character is fleshed out and realistic. The slow-pacing of the story is a tad tiring at times, but the simplistic writing is charming. Overall, I was quite satisfied with the ending of this nov...
  • Shelley
    2018-08-14
    *Source* NetGalley*Genre* Young Adult / Historical / United States / 19Th Century*Rating* 3.5*Thoughts*Girl at the Grave is the debut novel from author Teri Bailey Black. It is a Gothic tale of murder and romance set to the backdrop of 1850s New England (Feavers Crossing, Connecticut). The story's protagonist is 17 year old Valentine Barron Deluca. Val has spent 11 years trying to outrun her mother's legacy. When she was 6 years old, Isabella Del...
  • mith
    2018-06-08
    find my review on my blog as well!---There are few things as disappointing as disliking a book that you’ve been anticipating. Especially one with murder! Girl at the Grave, I feel, had a lot of potential, and yet… Here I am. Here we are. I am sad. There are a few good things about Grave. The main character, Valentine, was well written. I liked her most times. The love interest—the main one—(take that how you will)—Rowan, was super sweet...
  • Lauren Stoolfire
    2018-07-26
    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.No matter what Valentine does she cannot get away from her mother's grim legacy. When a new string of murders occurs in her small town, all signs seemingly point to the daughter of a murderer. Interestingly enough the son of her mother's victim is the only person on Valentine's side. Valentine plans on uncovering the real killer, but when she discovers the truth she will have to co...
  • The Captain
    2018-08-07
    Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this young adult gothic fiction eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . .The beginning of this novel was promising but it ended up being not to me taste.  The positive things that made me finish the book were two-fold:1. I liked the main character, Valentine.  She was smart and resourceful.2. I wanted to know how Valentine was going to prove her mother's innocen...
  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    2018-07-16
    Going back and forth on 4 or 4 1/2 stars. RTC a bit closer to release date. I did really like this one. Thank you to TorTeen and Netgalley for my copy for review.
  • Jennifer Jimenez
    2018-08-03
    I'm not gonna lie, I'm actually surprised by how much I liked this book. I was uncertain in the beginning, finding some things a little too coincidental, and the writing just ok. But then the story and the writing found its way, and I found myself not wanting to stop! *NOTE: neither the description nor the copy on the book (and not even the title!) really tells you what this is. It's a YA historical fiction novel with a little bit of a love trian...
  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    2018-10-07
    Okay I legit actually freaking LOVED this ending. Really good mystery and my guests were ALL wrong. The setting had some really wonderful dark elements and the story had some good use of mob mentality. I honestly thoroughly enjoyed the characters. Only draw back is that its pacing was sometimes too slow for my personal taste.
  • Heather (The Sassy Book Geek)
    2018-08-13
    Review Originally Posted On The Sassy Book Geek **** Thank you to Tor Teen for providing me with a copy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review ******** Trigger Warnings: Violence, Death & Murder, Brief Mention of Physical Abuse, and Death of a Parent ****Actual Rating 3.5 Stars I was expecting something very different given the synopsis but overall I was pleasantly surprised by how much I ended up enjoying this one. Was it perfect? No. ...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    2018-09-08
    2.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/09/16/...It is the mid-1800s in the small New England town of Feavers Crossing, and Valentine Deluca is a teenager who has grown up with the stigma of being a murderer’s daughter. It didn’t matter that Valentine was only six years old when her mother was hanged for the killing of Nigel Blackshaw, a local man from a wealthy and prominent family; towns like Feavers Crossing don...
  • Robyn
    2018-10-27
    Valentine Deluca life is not an easy one. Eleven years ago, when she was six years old her mother was hanged for murder. The town of Feavers Crossing never let Valentine forget what her mother had done. Thanks to an unknown benefactor, Valentine was able to join a prestigious school, but she had no friends there other than Sam, who worked in the kitchen. One day in passing, the town reverend, Mr. Oliver let slip a really big secret concerning Val...
  • Bethany
    2018-07-24
    Girl at the Grave is an atmospheric YA mystery set in the late 1800's. Reminiscent of Wuthering Heights and The Scarlet Letter, it evokes gothic sensibilities, an underlying sense of unease, and the terrors of rural small-mindedness for women and those who were different. Valentine has spent her life being known as the daughter of a murderess and, despite her success in school, she can't seem to outrun her past or her poverty. New murders shine a...
  • Aly
    2018-07-21
    4/5 starsI found myself to really enjoy this book, despite not being the biggest fan of historical fiction. Despite that, I was actually glued to the book and couldn't stop reading. There was just so much mysery involving all the characters, where you think you understand them, but there's just a shred of doubt in each one. There were some moments that I felt were completely unnecessary or just too long of a scene, like when there's just so much ...
  • All Things Urban Fantasy
    2018-10-09
    GIRL AT THE GRAVE is a small town, atmospheric novel full of dreary days and mysterious murders. While the title may imply a supernatural element, the only monsters in this story are human ones.Valentine, isolated because of her mother's alleged actions and largely left alone by her father, has two love interests and no other friends. As such, the majority of the book is focused on developing her relationship with Sam and with Rowan. I would have...
  • Jenny
    2018-10-24
    This was a fun little gothic mystery! I never did figure it out. This is more of a mystery than a thriller, but I really enjoyed it!
  • Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
    2018-10-27
    Loved this one. RTC
  • Toni
    2018-08-06
    Girl at the Grave is different than what I had hoped for after reading the synopsis, but still a pretty good read. I appreciate the fact that the characters are well written, as is the history of the town and Valentine’s mom. The mystery is really what I loved about this book; I just wish there was more of it.The story starts out very strong, full of mystery and intrigue, and then wanders off the beaten path a bit. I feel like too much of the b...
  • Nicole (FearYourEx)
    2018-06-21
    Thank you so much to the publisher for providing me an e-galley through netgalley!Holy crap. This book was so freaking good. Part romance, part cautionary tale. All mystery. One little thing spurred so much in this story. Just when I thought it all figured out I'd be thrown through a loop again. This was probably one of the best books I've read this year. I set all my other books aside to read this one. I stayed up until 1 am knowing I had to be ...
  • Carol Burniston
    2018-03-05
    Girl at the Grave is engrossing and atmospheric, it will keep you guessing until the very last page!
  • LAWonder10
    2018-10-28
    It has been many years since I have read such a compelling, total baffling historical romance/mystery! Throughout the book, I was constantly changes my theories on "Who did it"! This very talented author captivates the reader's interest from the very first page, then slowly builds the intrigue and mystery of the plot until the very last two pages! The characters immediately became familiar to s reader, with a perfect mix for the time period. The ...
  • Jessica (HighFantasyFanatic)
    2018-10-09
    I'm always a little wary when it comes to debut's because I have been burned in the past. I have a little section on my shelf of beautiful hardback debut's that were all meh but I refuse to get rid of because bitch they were expensive. So when i saw Kerri Maniscalco recommending this on twitter (and blurbing it) I was not about to be burned again. So... I requested my library to buy it when it came in and low and behold they bought it. And it was...
  • Amanda
    2018-08-09
    After some thinking about this book I decided to change my review. The first quarter of this book did a lot of building up which can be boring at times. This is all about a girl whose mom was hung for murder. So many more deaths happened in relationship to her mother but why? It was shocking as to why! There are 2 boys in love with our lovely main character. One rich, one poor. Which will she choose? This is a fantastic book. I’m so glad I took...
  • Carol Suraci
    2018-09-23
    Teri Bailey Black's YA debut novel, GIRL AT THE GRAVE, is a delightful blend of historical mystery and Gothic romance. Murder, intrigue, a decrepit mansion,a love triangle, scandals and secrets fill the pages of this page-turner! I will be looking forward to Ms. Black's next book. For the record, I read this book once, but my computer is being temperamental and will not let me edit the review. My five-star rating, however, is accurate. :)
  • Erin Arkin
    2018-07-02
    4.5 stars... really enjoyed this one and there are so many twists!!Girl at the Grave by Teri Bailey Black was one of my most anticipated reads for this summer and I’m so happy I had the opportunity to get my hands on a review copy. This book is the perfect mix of historical and gothic mystery that I didn’t want to put it down from the moment I turned to the first page. No spoilers here because I don’t want to ruin this story for anyone so a...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    2018-05-14
    4 starsThis was such a solid debut and I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who loves Stalking Jack the Ripper. It's literally the best comp title for this novel, and so accurate.The novels share a lot of similarities, but Girl at the Grave still remains very distinct and unique.It's a gothic romance murder mystery and it's set in America (not London) and definitely has a lot of mystery involved in the past as well as the present.I thought the...
  • Jennifer
    2018-09-27
    Dang, that was actually a really amazing story.
  • Anna Jackson
    2018-09-19
    Whelp...I didn't see the ending coming. I'll give the book that much. Unfortunately, that is about all I can give. Honestly, I was a little disappointed in this book. To quote the back cover of the book: "Girl at the Grave kept me up late at night with its nonstop secrets, twists, and scandals." And while I will admit that this was a rather compelling read at times, I definitely feel that this was not the thriller that the reviews and synopsis le...
  • Raven_Blake (dreamy addictions)
    2018-08-11
    Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars!Same Review Also Posted On My Blog: Dreamy AddictionsGirl At The Girl is a stand-alone YA debut novel by Teri Bailey Black. Well, this book has a great potential but sadly it falls short of perfection. To be honest, I enjoyed the story-line, but it was disappointing that the plot focused more on the romance and less on the murder mystery. This would've make a good YA murder mystery novel if there isn't an annoying triangl...