Eric Jansen is an alien. Offworlder. Take me to your leader, fall from the sky, space invading, phoning home, UFO jockey. A swipe of the tattoo on his arm will reveal his true form which locals call Mothman, a winged creature formed of ashen gray skin and glowing red eyes.
So when the recently deceased of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, start walking and talking, the Men in Black mark Eric as suspect number one. It will be up to Eric and the girl-next-door book blogger to solve the mystery before the black suits lock him up and throw away the key.
Are you ready for some campy fun? Fans of Doctor Who will love Wrong Side of the Grave, a suspenseful Teen Paranormal Mystery with a sci-fi twist. Grade 5 and up.
Check out the paperback with Special Edition cover designed by Joshua Labello of Envy Ink and behind the scenes commentary on the making of the cover on the author's site.
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About the Author
Butler's young adult mystery novels feature strong female leads and are woven from elements of horror, suspense, comedy, and mystery, all in a modern, small town setting. She is best known for her Midnight Guardian Series (YA Paranormal Mystery) and Mothman Mysteries (YA Sci-Fi Mystery). Butler is inspired by writers like Cassandra Clare, Jennifer Armentrout, Rachel Caine, Joss Whedon, and Patricia Briggs. Her work contains no profanity or explicit scenes, making it appropriate for pre-teen as well as teen readers.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Eric Jansen is one heck of a drummer that always draws a crowd. But he has a secret, he is an alien. He is what the locals call the Mothman. But the thing that gets attention is when the local dead start rising from the ground. It seems the Men in Black think it is Eric’s fault. Eric is going to try to figure out what is happening with his best friend Bridge. Eric is an alien that eats vampires, another species of aliens. I love the fact that vampires are a whole new creature as opposed to what we traditionally think of a vampire. I really like that they are food for another bigger, badder alien. Bridge was a little kick in the pants and I loved how eager she was to solve the mystery of the rising dead. This is a great new series with a well-developed world. The ending left me a little off balance but that just means that I can’t wait to see what happens next with this series. I also see that Bryna Butler has another series, Midnight Guardian that I can’t wait to read too. I received The Wrong Side of the Grave from eBooks for Review for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.
Wrong Side of the Grave by Bryna Butler is a terrific fantasy novel that had me giggling through out the book! When my son had to check on me because I was making so much noise that he was worried, I knew this was a 5 star book! It is fast paced, great fantasy, crazy, snarky, action packed, and I loved it. Vamps, aliens, MIB, and so much more. A real crazy out-of-this-world drummer that is too funny. I received this book to read and the review is not an obligation.
I have a confession to make. The cover art is why I read this book. I loved the fun graphics. Then I read the blurb and it sounded like a fun misadventure. And it was. The two main characters couldn’t be more different. Hot looking drummer, Eric, is not what he seems. He’s an offworlder, an alien. He’s a lot older than the teen he poses as. He has this handy gadget, looks like a tattoo, that gives him a human form so he’ll blend in. His accidental exposure in his alien form led to the legend of the Mothman. He’s over 9 feet tall, gray skinned, with glowing red eyes. Bridget is a book blogger into paranormal romances. She loves to share the books she’s read. I had to laugh when she went off about an author killing one of their characters that she liked. We had that in common and I liked her right away. Best friends with Eric, she knows what he is and what he does. Eric is a Harbinger, licensed to kill vampires by the offworlder council, with Men in Black to monitor him. His weapon of choice, his drumsticks. He even has names for them. Gotta laugh at that. I had no idea what this book was about when I started reading it, but it didn’t take me long to figure it out. The first chapter had Eric dispatching a very nasty vampire. And get this. Vampires are aliens too. The author gave a very interesting spin on this. Then the story takes a really fun turn and the dead start rising in Point Pleasant. Kind of zombies, but not. They are recently dead, not prepared for burial yet, and they don’t eat people. I like zombies any way I can get them so this amped up the fun and suspense for me. A light hearted adventure, with vampires, aliens, and a book blogger. What a great scenario. And I’m happy to be able to recommend this book to all ages. No sex. No bad language. No gore. Just clean, campy fun.
OMG this is one of the best YA books I've read in a while. Super fun with vampires AND alien beings (actually, the vampires ARE some of the alien beings which is a really cool idea), this took me just a few hours to read as it was so light and easy. I absolutely loved it! It's a very unique take on the whole vampire tale which will have you sitting on the edge of your seat for sure. I totally fell in love with Eric, he is such a likeable character with his cute rocker look (he carries his drumsticks in his back pockets and then uses them to kill.... no that would be telling you too much!) and swagger. His best friend is a bit of a geeky book blogger which really appealed to me (for obvious reasons) and he lives in a space ship! What's not to love? The waking dead, graveyard visits, funeral homes and Men in Black just makes this a really quirky, fun read. I'm trying to find something negative to say but I just can't... there isn't a single thing I didn't like about this book. I also love the fact that it's suitable for every age group with no profanity and no sexual content. I highly recommend it!