The Pretenders - Cemetery Girl, Bk 1 Author:Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden, Don Kramer (Illustrator) She calls herself Calexa Rose Dunhill -- names taken from the grim surroundings where she awoke, bruised and bloody, with no memory of who she is, how she got there, or who left her for dead. She has made the cemetery her home, living in a crypt and avoiding human contact. But Calexa can’t hide from the dead -- and because she can se... more »e spirits, they can’t hide from her.
Then one night, Calexa spies a group of teenagers vandalizing a grave -- and watches in horror as they commit murder. As the victim’s spirit rises from her body, it flows into Calexa, overwhelming her mind with visions and memories not her own. Now Calexa must make a decision: continue to hide to protect herself -- or come forward to bring justice to the sad spirit who has reached out to her for help...
Charlaine Harris, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels and the Harper Connelly Mysteries, and New York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden present an original graphic novel illustrated by acclaimed comic book artist Don Kramer -- first in a brand-new trilogy.« less
A young woman finds herself left for dead in a cemetery without memory of who she was or where she lives. Afraid of those that tried to kill her, she takes refuge in the cemetery and even taking her new name from a tomb stone. The girl, now known as Calexa, visits local houses to borrow food. She also finds a new power within herself that scares her.
I found that this graphic novels story grabbed from previous characters in the fantasy genre, like Neil Gaimans The Graveyard Book and Joss Whedons Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Since the authors took certain traits from those popular books and t.v. series it made me only like it more. In fact even though this volume #1 was a pretty big graphic novel I need more. I am eager to find out where the story goes after this introduction.
I find it a little surprising that so many people disliked it because it was a graphic novel. I am a avid reader and I find graphic novels to sometimes be more relaxing because my brain does not have to visualize as much with a graphic novel. I also find that graphic novel can be great for those who do not read as often. I really dont understand not liking any graphic novel just for being a graphic novel.