Cemetery Girl: Inheritance by Charlaine Harris and Christopher Golden
For the second book in Charlaine Harris’s and Christopher Golden’s Cemetery Girl series, I paired the audio from GraphicAudio.net with the graphic novel itself for a unique experience.
Title: Inheritance (graphic novel, audio)
Author: Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden
Series: Cemetery Girl Book 02
Publish Date: Oct 6, 2015, Jan 11, 2016 (audio)
Genre: Graphic Novel, Paranormal Mystery
Publisher’s Description: She calls herself Calexa Rose Dunhill. She has been living—hiding out—in Dunhill Cemetery ever since someone left her there to die. She has no idea who wants her dead or why, but she isn’t about to wait around for her would-be killer to finish the job.
Despite her self-imposed isolation, Calexa’s ability to see spirits—and the memories she receives from them—guarantees she’ll never be alone, even among the deceased. The only living people she allows herself to interact with are Kelner, the cemetery’s cantankerous caretaker, and Lucinda Cameron, an elderly woman who lives in an old Victorian house across the street. With their friendship, Calexa has regained a link to the world beyond tombstones and mausoleums.
Until the night she witnesses a murder that shatters her life—a life now under a police microscope—as their investigation threatens to uncover Calexa’s true identity…
Possible spoilers beyond this point.
Invested Ivana says…
I had such a great time listening to the first graphic novel in this series that I decided, for the second, I’d both listen to it AND view the graphic novel at the same time. I thought it would be interesting to see the images and hear the story at the same time.
I wasn’t wrong. It was fun to see what visual cues the GraphicAudio.net folks used when creating sound effects or extra dialog for the audio. Since this is essentially a short story, there is no need to abridge the book, so all parts of the story are included.
The story itself moves Calexa a bit closer to having to face the past that landed her in the cemetery with no memory of her former life. A third confidant is added to Calexa’s small circle of “friends.” And another layer of mystery is added to the story—someone seems to be searching for Calexa. But is it someone from her family, or the person that tried to kill her?
I’ll certainly be keeping my eye out for Book 3 in this series, in both formats, I really like the idea of making graphic novels into audios. I’ll never be a huge fan of the graphic novel format because it just isn’t meaty enough for me, but I’m really enjoying the audio version of these books.