Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Review of The Caged Graves by Dianne K Salerni

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Description (from NetGalley)

The year is 1867, and seventeen-year-old Verity Boone is excited to return from Worcester, Massachusetts, to Catawissa, Pennsylvania, the hometown she left when she was just a baby. Now she will finally meet the fiance she knows only through letters! Soon, however, she discovers two strangely caged graves . . . and learns that one of them is her own mother’s. Verity swears she’ll get to the bottom of why her mother was buried in “unhallowed ground” in this suspenseful teen mystery that swirls with rumors of witchcraft, buried 
gold from the days of the War of Independence, and even more shocking family secrets.

My Review

Loved it.

I devoured this book in a day because I simply could not put it down. The characters and the setting are all really well fleshed out and came fully alive for me and the mixture of mystery and romance was perfect. This was one of those rare books that really swept me along and caught me up in the story so much that I forgot all about being a reviewer and just immersed myself in the story completely. I honestly cannot find a single thing to criticize about this book and now want to go and read everything else Dianne K Salerni has written.

I give The Caged Graves 5 out of 5.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


  1. That is a great review. The book must be fantastic.

    1. Thanks Nana. I really did enjoy this book, my favourite this year (so far).