Rose Petal Graves

Rose Petal Graves

by Olivia Wildenstein


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ISBN-13: 9780997334340
Publisher: Olivia Wildenstein
Publication date: 02/10/2017
Series: The Lost Clan , #1
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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Rose Petal Graves 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
JenZuna More than 1 year ago
This was an unique and intriguing story. This story weaves love, grief, magic and deceit together into a fabulous read that I could not put down. The main character, Catori, grabs the readers heart immediately and you find yourself invested in what she is feeling and experiencing. The story moves at a fast pace and there are plenty of twists and turns that keep you guessing about who's the good guys and who's the villains. This book was not your typical fairy versus human story. This writer had a lot of talent and I cannot wait to see what happens next.
Tangen More than 1 year ago
indigenous-people, urban-fantasy, faerie, family-dynamics, grieving, magic In way too short a time 19 year old Cat suffers loss of loved ones and the loss of her reality. She learns what really happened to her mother, as well as the real significance of the graveyard at their home. Raised in a mortuary she has seen other people's corpses, and raised by a mother attuned to natural healing she was in college for premed. But nothing could have prepared her to come face to face with a whole new kind of reality. Maybe she should have been reading about Harry Dresden and Mercy Thompson instead of anatomy and physiology. I found the novel addicting and entrancing despite the wrenchingly sad parts.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite The Lost Clan is a new paranormal series by Olivia Wildenstein and begins with Rose Petal Graves. It is aimed at young adults, but can basically be read by anybody who likes well written paranormal stories. Catori, the female protagonist of the novel, has left home to study in a more exciting place. However, after the sudden, unexpected death of her mother, she has to return home to attend the funeral and take care of things. Her family runs the local undertaking business, so her mom is stored in their basement. The examiner ruled her death natural, but Catori immediately sees and feels that something is not quite right. Why is there a coffin filled with nothing but rose petals in their basement? Where is the body or the bone dust? And who are those strange, extremely gorgeous people who suddenly turned up in peaceful little Rowan? Soon, Catori finds a book in which she learns more about her ancestry - and it involves beings that rest in coffins with rose petals. It seems like someone is waking them up. And each time one rises, another being has to die. I found the idea behind Rose Petal Graves by Olivia Wildenstein quite fascinating. It was an interesting mix of native legends and stories with some well known supernatural plot ideas. I enjoyed getting to know the various characters, and I felt the story had a great balance between drama, some comedy, fantasy, adventure and fairy tale. And I am a sucker for books in which old books hold (some of) the answers the heroes need to find out what is happening to them and why. The book also had a satisfying length for a book in a series. Often the first volumes are so flimsy that you don't hold out much hope for the following books, but this one is appropriate (at least to me). Of course, with entertaining books you always wish they were longer, but fans of volume 1 can look forward to the rest of the series.
TheThoughtSpot More than 1 year ago
Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review. Thanks to YA Bound Book Tours and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review Rose Petal Graves by Olivia Wildenstein. Cat returns home from college to a drunk father and her mother's funeral to prepare for. Her mother was Native American and believed in the magical legends of her ancestors. Part of the legends include fae and fae hunters. As the story is told, Cat learns how much her family roots are tied into the faerie world. She loses people she cares about and gains a relationship with others and she also has to resolve some guilt issues. The mix of good and evil and everything in between kept Cat alert and unsure of who she could put her trust in. I like the story and the fae and fae hunter concept, but I am a bit mad at Cat for turning Blake away when she falls for someone with his memories and similarities. It makes me wonder if Blake's injuries were the reason for her distance. I rate Rose Petal Graves 4 stars for a mysterious fantasy story with more to tell!
krlga More than 1 year ago
Katori is home from college for her mother’s funeral. She refuses to believe that her mother died from natural causes, instead she feels that it was related to the grave she dug up containing a coffin filled with roses. When Cat starts to see things that have no explanation that other’s can’t see, more questions arise. The truth is much stranger and complicated that she could have guessed. I knew I had to read this book when I found out that it was a mix of my two favorite book topics, Faeries and Native American culture. The author was able to weave together a story full of history, legends, fantasy and a hint of romance, where the two are actually at war with each other, and Catoria is stuck in the middle. As a side note, I was reading some reviews on Goodreads and someone mentioned that they did not like that the Native American culture was made up, which true it would have been nice to see a real culture represented- but on the flip side, using a real tribe probably would not have worked since it would have been bad to create fictitious practices and beliefs for real people. I found the interpersonal relationships were really interesting. There is Lily who is her rival in pretty much all ways, and yet there is some sort of potential for a friendship ( I also thought it was unique of the author to make this all powerful Faery girl a mute). And then Gwen, who may be responsible for her mother’s death, but still Catori is willing to help her and speak with her. I was also surprised by the number of suicidal people floating around this town, willing to end their own life due to love (I am not a fan of this, but whatever). There were so many people keeping secrets it was hard to know who was lying There is a love triangle going on in the story, which I am never a fan of. Catori is drawn to Cruz, the lying manipulative faery guy who marked her so he can always track her, oh and he just so happens to not be single. The other lover boy is Kajika, a surly Hunter who has a past full of tragedy, as well as a dead wife who looked like Catori. (I won’t even mention Blake the disfigured depressed best friend who wanted to marry Catori or Ace (who I love) who is not a romantic option but I wish he was.) Can I just mention that she only knows both guys for a few days, and sure an attraction can be there, but strong feelings I don’t agree with. Overall this was a very busy story. There are so many things that did not get resolved when the book ended, such as who will Catori pick for a romantic partner, which side of the war will she join, who is telling the truth? I have tons of questions and need to pick up the next book to see what will happen next, because I have no clue. I received this title in return for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A beautiful and haunting mystery with a nice dose of romance.