Lena Gerrickson is a loving daughter and a doting sister. Oh, and did I mention that she’s a vampire killing, werewolf fighting Guardian by profession? But after her sister becomes ill she finds herself having to risk her life in finding a cure. Ginny Clyde’s Graveyard Rose is an enchanting story and I found myself being sucked into the plot without even realizing it.

Okay, on with the review:
Major douchebag alert! I despised Stephan Jaegerson. He was grotesque, vile, and any other synonym for disgusting you’d like to call him. I was horrified by how intolerable he was and easily my least favorite character.

Lena, on the other hand, is by far my favorite character and why shouldn’t she be? She is, after all, the main character. Yes, there are times where the main character should give you all the reasons in the world to hate them, but at the end of the day you still love them to death. Those stories have their place, but this isn’t one of them. Lena’s character is above reproach and we wouldn’t have it any other way. She is strong, brave, and her devotion to her family is commendable. She is a symbol we should all aspire to be.

There’s also a strange masked man named Christopher that appears in the story and while reading I couldn’t help but be reminded of Beauty & The Beast. It is definitely not the same story, but I was pleasantly reminded of it when Lena isn’t afraid of Christopher or of the fact that she could be in grave danger.

Regarding the author’s writing, I felt like some of the chapters were out of order which made it really hard to follow the plot. There were times where it would start at one point in the story and then backtrack to a previous point in the next chapter, although the writing didn’t make it entirely obvious that this is what was happening. While I understand that authors often do this to gather interest, I felt like in this particular story it was a bit awkward and unnecessary.

However, I immensely enjoyed the author’s tone throughout this short story. It is mysteriously delightful and weaves bouts of twists and turns to keep you on your toes until the end. What Ginny Clyde has created is a beautiful fantasy filled with adventure.

Star Rating Report Card:

4.71 Stars out of 5
1) Were the characters believable?
★★★★★ – 5 stars
2) Did you like the characters?
★★★★★ – 5 stars
3) Does the story move at a good pace?
★★★★ – 4 stars
4) Are there holes in the plot?
★★★★ – 4 stars
5) Is there conflict?
★★★★★ – 5 stars
6) Is the point-of-view consistent?
★★★★★ – 5 stars
7) Did you enjoy the story overall?
★★★★★ – 5 stars

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