There's a graveyard visible from Caleb's bedroom window, and it grows a little bigger each day. He sees funerals there every evening, but nobody is dying. Misha, the strange girl who lives there with her grandfather, takes an unwanted interest in Caleb, and he can't shake her off. But he's sure those peculiar mourners, the same ones at each graveside every time, are forcing her into rituals against her will... Caleb, still reeling from the death of his mother, soon finds himself deep in a world of the dead in this chilling YA horror novel; will it be too late for him to climb back out?
REVIEWS & ENDORSEMENTS
The plot is great and well developed. The style of writing is simple, easy to understand and follow. Steve Conoboy takes a leap into a new and dark world, using a descriptive and gothic style that pulled me in from the very beginning. The main characters are well developed and explored. In general, a refreshing plot with interesting and peculiar characters. I recommend this book to fans of middle-grade horror stories.
~ Andreia Nuno , NetGalley
What looks like an odd, quirky mystical read on the surface unfolds into that and far more, like a dismantled creeping skeleton reassembling as it reanimates. Claustrophobic with much left to the reader's imagination and assumptions, Steve Conoboy's book pairs a steady dry-mouth dread of the supernatural with all too universal themes of childhood pains and fears. The characters are sketched out in a way that they take on the shape and appearance of similar figures from your own experience, making the confusion and hurtle towards the finish line personal, deeper, and--yes oh yes--creepier. Genre diehards will enjoy A Graveyard Visible, as will entry-level spooky tale readers.
~ Host Irt, NetGalley
I would say at about the third or fourth chapter this book took such a surprising turn I got to the point where it was hard to put the book down. I must say this was an interesting book that really kept my attention once it got going. I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a suspense and halfway thriller with a lot of twists and turns to it. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would read more from this author. ~ Zaneta Warren, NetGalley
I must say this was an interesting book that really kept my attention once it got going. I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a suspense and halfway thriller with a lot of twists and turns to it. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would read more from this author.
~ Zanetta Warren, NetGalley
This book was a great read and I found myself getting chills at points and needing to put it down so I could get back to my normality which I loved about this book ~ Ashleigh Miller, http://www.movieandbooksgirl.com
I liked reading it and I will definitely re-read it in the future! ~ Niki Prokopiou, NetGalley
I was captivated by this story and I urge others to give it a chance.
https://rorotbd.wordpress.com/2018/04/06/arc-a-graveyard-visible-by-steve-conoboy-review/ ~ Roise Dennison, Come Here Often?
This novel had a lot of charm. I will read more from this author in the future. I do recommend it. ~ Lori Simmons, A Graveyard Visible
I was first drawn to this book because of its striking cover and interesting synopsis. It's about a young boy called Caleb, who has lost his mother and lives with his pretty unresponsive, cold father. Their home backs onto the graveyard where is mother is buried and which is home to a slightly odd young girl called Misha and her grandfather.
According to Caleb's father and grandfather his visiting and 'obsession' of the graveyard isn't healthy. But it's through this yearning to visit and study the graveyard that his dark adventure begins.
For me personally, this is a story of profound loss. Each character is battling with their own loss and dealing with it in varied ways. It is through this loss that I really connected with Caleb and his grandfather's story. It's an interesting view point to feel that loss through a child's eyes, not only of a mother but of his uncaring father. I felt that the loss aspect really outshsdowed the 'horror' aspect. But I think that's why I enjoyed it if in honest.
~ Jayne Sutcliffe, NetGalley