Charlaine Harris & Christopher Golden - Cemetery Girl: Book One
A gothic graphic novel that trips along nicely but is unlikely to satisfy older fantasy/horror fans
(Jo Fletcher Books)
A girl wakes in a cemetery without knowing her name or where she comes from. All she knows is that someone is trying to kill her. Too afraid to seek help, she makes a new home in the graveyard and discovers that she can see ghosts – but this becomes the least of her problems when she is witness to a murder.
Both Charlaine Harris and Christopher Golden have many titles already under their belts: Harris' name will be familiar as the author of the Sookie Stackhouse books, the basis of TV show True Blood, and Golden has written dozens of novels and graphic narratives. They seem to work well together as the plot trips along nicely with an interesting cast of characters.
Don Kramer's artwork is visually appealing, and sets up the story world vividly. Cemetery Girl would appeal more to young adults, and reluctant readers in particular, though its lack of original elements means it's unlikely to satisfy older fantasy/horror fans.