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Número de páginas: 498 páginas Configuração de fonte: Habilitado Page Flip: Habilitado
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From Jennifer Donnelly, the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of A Northern Light and Revolution, comes a mystery about dark secrets, dirty truths, and the lengths to which people will go for love and revenge. For fans of Elizabeth George and Libba Bray, These Shallow Graves is the story of how much a young woman is willing to risk and lose in order to find the truth.
    Jo Montfort is beautiful and rich, and soon—like all the girls in her class—she’ll graduate from finishing school and be married off to a wealthy bachelor. Which is the last thing she wants. Jo dreams of becoming a writer—a newspaper reporter like the trailblazing Nellie Bly.
    Wild aspirations aside, Jo’s life seems perfect until tragedy strikes: her father is found dead. Charles Montfort shot himself while cleaning his pistol. One of New York City’s wealthiest men, he owned a newspaper and was a partner in a massive shipping firm, and Jo knows he was far too smart to clean a loaded gun.
    The more Jo hears about her father’s death, the more something feels wrong. Suicide is the only logical explanation, and of course people have started talking, but Jo’s father would never have resorted to that. And then she meets Eddie—a young, smart, infuriatingly handsome reporter at her father’s newspaper—and it becomes all too clear how much she stands to lose if she keeps searching for the truth. But now it might be too late to stop.
    The past never stays buried forever. Life is dirtier than Jo Montfort could ever have imagined, and this time the truth is the dirtiest part of all.

Praise for These Shallow Graves:

"These Shallow Graves delivered all that I adore: lovely prose, historical intrigue, unique characters and setting. I devoured this book!"-Ruta Sepetys, New York Times bestselling author of Between Shades of Gray and Out of the Easy

"An intelligent, personable heroine-Jo Montfort's hopes for an enlightened future uncover a dark past, resulting in a splendidly hair-raising tour of the brightest and darkest corners of Victorian New York."-Elizabeth Wein, New York Times bestselling author of Code Name Verity and Black Dove, White Raven

"A fast-paced Gilded Age crime thriller that plunges its intrepid investigative-journalist heroine into the sordid underworld of nineteenth-century New York City and into her own family's dark secrets."-Julie Berry, award-winning author of All the Truth That's In Me

"Jo Montfort is a gutsy modern heroine in a beguiling tale of old New York. Money, murder, betrayal, and family secrets....I loved spending time in this world!"-Elizabeth Ross, author of William C. Morris Award finalist Belle Epoque

[STAR] "Fast-paced and thrilling...a smart, insightful, timely depiction of a young woman poised on the brink of a new world after the shattering of another."-Booklist, Starred

[STAR] "Action-packed chapters propel this compelling mystery...[and] the injustices Donnelly highlights remain all too relevant."-Publishers Weekly, Starred

[STAR] "A riveting historical mystery-thriller...[that] succeeds as a wonderfully paced thriller, a heart-pounding romance and an unflinching look at the hard choices one young woman must make when society disparages her dreams."-Shelf Awareness, Starred

"A beautifully written mystery."-School Library Journal

"[A] fast-paced thriller...the story races to its surprising conclusion."-Kirkus Reviews

"A heroine you can't help cheering on."-The Horn Book

From the Hardcover edition.

Sobre o Autor

Jennifer Donnelly is the author of three adult novels, The Tea Rose, The Winter Rose, and The Wild Rose, as well as the young adult novels These Shallow Graves, Revolution, and A Northern Light, winner of Britain's prestigious Carnegie Medal, the L.A. Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature, and a Michael L. Printz Honor Book Award. She lives and writes full-time in upstate New York. You can visit her at jenniferdonnelly.com or find @JenWritesBooks on Twitter.

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  • Formato: eBook Kindle
  • Tamanho do arquivo: 12587 KB
  • Número de páginas: 498 páginas
  • Editora: Delacorte Press (27 de outubro de 2015)
  • Vendido por: Amazon Servicos de Varejo do Brasil Ltda
  • Idioma: Inglês
  • Leitura de texto: Habilitado
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  • Configuração de fonte: Habilitado
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5.0 de 5 estrelas Perfect blend of historical fic, murder-mystery, coming-of-age, romance 25 de junho de 2016
Por Kristel V. - Publicada na Amazon.com
Formato: eBook Kindle Compra verificada
What an adventure reading this book! It's a mix of historical fiction, murder-mystery, coming-of-age, and romance blended so perfectly well in a simple narrative. Jo Monfort is a 17-year-old daughter of one of the wealthiest families in late 1800 New York City. But her life took a spin when her father is found dead with a gunshot wound inside their estate. Secretly aspiring to become a writer, Jo tries to uncover the truth behind her father's death with the help of people she least expected to meet: a handsome cub reporter, a pickpocket, a smart man working in the morgue... The first part of the book is exciting, and I was afraid it wouldn't sustain its pace by the time I reached the middle. But like Jo, who was sheltered all her life, the book slowly revealed the realities of life in New York City that Jo had been missing. I love that Jo was naive due to her wealthy upbringing, and yet she still pursued the things mattered to her. She was fragile yet brave, and she never gave up. The touch of feminism is so strong in this novel, and the author showed how women struggled to achieve who they want to be during that time. There is also a strong romance sub-plot that added more interest in the story, and I love how the "love triangle" trope proved essential and not forced in helping Jo's journey to self-discovery. The climax might be predictable on my part, but all issues fell into the right place and the ending is just almost perfect.
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5.0 de 5 estrelas These Shallow Graves 11 de novembro de 2015
Por Melissa A. Palmer - Publicada na Amazon.com
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Book #131 Read in 2015
These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly

This was a great mystery/historical fiction read. Jo is an intelligent young woman of a well-to-do family. She dreams of having the freedom to choose her path in life--whether it is to become a journalist, to marry who her family wants her to marry or to not marry at all. Then her world is rocked when her father dies, of an apparent suicide...or was it? Jo begins an investigation into what really happened to her father, with the help of dashing newspaperman Eddie. Of course, she falls for him even though they are not a socially acceptable match. Close to 500 pages, this book flew and will keep readers engaged from the first page to the last. The characters, most of whom are flawed, are intriguing and well written. I highly recommend this book.

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3.0 de 5 estrelas good for teens 18 de outubro de 2016
Por U291832 - Publicada na Amazon.com
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Ugh, just wrote this wonderful review, only to accidentally delete it, aye! Needless to say this is a fun read, definitely more for the the teenager set or even pre-teens, the book is completely clean.
I preferred the mystery part of this book to the romance, which was blah (they meet and a few chapters are in love, I would have liked a slow burn instead of a hot flash, but this is probably more for the teens who fall in love so quickly).
The story revolves around Jo Monefort, a girl from the rich old New York families, whose father dies unexpectedly. Jo finds out inadvertently that what was ruled an accident was most probably a murder. Despite the strictures of the time, Jo sets out to discover what really happened to her father. She wrangles the help of a young newspaper reporter (who also happens to be really good looking). As they work for the truth, partners in Jo's father's shipping firm are dying off one by one.
The crux of the mystery is the one outlier investor who was purported to have died years ago but before perishing at sea, was upset with what the shipping firm was transporting. The reader has to go through the entire book to figure out what goods were on the ships (I was initially thrown for a loop as the book is set after the American civil war), which is what has led to the deaths of Jo's father and his friends.
My other reason for not giving the book higher ratings was that the ending was a bit too happy and yet again I attribute this to the intended audience of teenagers. Yet, despite this I do think Jo and her family don't come away completely unscathed.
I would recommend this book for pre-teens or young teenagers, nice book and a fun and interesting way to learn about history.
5.0 de 5 estrelas A Good Story 30 de outubro de 2016
Por C. Lee McKenzie - Publicada na Amazon.com
Formato: eBook Kindle Compra verificada
These Shallow Graves is set at the end of the 19th century when a young lady of the upper class was expected to learn all the social graces and marry well. They certainly were not expected to have career ambitions outside of rearing a family and hosting teas. Josephine Montfort was one of those young lady's with the exceptions that she loved to write and had a nascent social conscience. Then fate stepped in and altered her destiny. Her father's suicide brings Jo back from her finishing school to face the consequences of the family tragedy.

Inquisitive by nature, Jo finds the reports of her father's death have inconsistencies, and once she pulls the first thread in the fabric of lies, she can't stop until she has unraveled the entire and true story.

While there is a lot in Shallow Graves that we've read before: love between two people from different classes, rebellious heroine who breaks the rules, long lost family members reunited, the author freshens these tropes and brings an exciting story to the page. The characters are highly defined and besides, the protagonist herself, my favorites were Fairy Fay and Oscar. Shadowy characters like The Tailor and Grandmama were great 19th century touches.

I read this in a few sitting because I loved the style, the intense emotions and the story itself. I had to find out the whole truth, and I didn't until almost the very end. For me, that's a good story.
4.0 de 5 estrelas Fun to read! 23 de abril de 2016
Por betweenpages - Publicada na Amazon.com
Formato: Capa dura Compra verificada
“If you’re going to bury the past, bury it deep, girl. Shallow graves always give up their dead.”

This book was downright fun! I had so much fun reading it and I just couldn’t get enough. I fell in love with 1890s New York, the strong characters, and the compelling story that left me wanting more. These Shallow Graves is a brilliant historical fiction novel that is bursting with mystery, suspense, a great love story, and a whole lot of girl power.

Josephine Montfort is a 17 year old girl born into privilege. She is near the end of finishing school, awaiting a marriage proposal, and desperately searching for freedom. She wants to be a writer, like Nellie Bly, but due to her place in society it is looked down upon. While at school she finds out her father has died from an apparent suicide. Jo thinks differently and decides to try and uncover the truth behind her father’s death. She gains help from a young reporter named Eddie and a morgue assistant named Oscar. But as Jo’s investigation continues she realizes some truths are better left buried.

I am not a huge fan of historical fiction. I love books that time travel and go back to certain times but usually I find historical fiction novels to be stuffy, too fixed on factual details and settings and not enough time spent on the actual story. Jennifer Donnelly exceeded my expectations and was able to craft together a fascinating novel that took historical facts, settings, dress, and societal standards and weave them into a story that kept you trying to solve the mystery while rooting for Jo to keep her determination and willpower and overcome the restrictions society has placed on her. It was so easy to get pulled into this story. I felt like I was actually in New York City in 1890. I was fascinated by a lot of the decisions that Jo had to make based on what was expected of her. Today those things would never happen and I was constantly appalled by some of the things expected of her. One of the biggest was the fact that she needed to be in mourning for six months after her father passed meaning she could only wear demure, black outfits and could not attend any outings or balls unless is was strictly family or approved by her uncle. I am sorry but to me that is just outright crazy. When someone dies I think you should celebrate their life and then live your life to its fullest. I am not even going to get started on the fact that women of high society are expected to marry around the age of 18 and then start knocking out kids right away. No thank you. Grandmama Aldrich even referred to women in the book like dogs and that they are meant for breeding. WHAT?!??!?!!

Okay I feel like I went off on a tangent there. Anyway, the plot of this novel is fantastic, it draws you in and makes you want to solve the crime as much as Jo. There are so many twists and turns and we meet some great characters along the way. One of those being the young reporter looking for his story that will make him a great reporter, Eddie Gallagher. He represents the working class and provides great balance to Jo. He helps keep her in line of her standards when she starts to get a bit too excited about chasing a lead. At other times, he is right there with her chasing the story. The romance that develops between the two is very organic and real. There is no insta-love and at one point I didn’t even think a romance would develop between the two. But it makes for a great part of the story because Jo is expected to get a proposal from Bram Aldrich, one of the richest men in New York, and the slight but hardly a love triangle if you can even call it a love triangle plays a major role in the development of this story. There is a super cute kissy part between Eddie and Jo so if you have read this book then you know what I am talking about. But seriously guys I think it was one of the best first kisses ever written in a book. (Well, at least that I can remember at this time.)

Some other great characters that I loved because they were well written and surprising and just added an overall sense of perfection to this novel were Uncle Phillip Montfort, Trudy, Oscar, and Fairy Fay. I didn’t find that any characters were just placed in the book to fill a whole, every single one had a purpose.

I know a book is fantastic when I cannot get it out of my head, whether it’s the story, the setting or the time period. And this one was drowning my brain. I kept speaking in terms used from the 1890s and kept imagining what life was like back then. I live on a historic boulevard in Chicago with huge houses and mansions (I wish I lived in one) and the entire time I was reading this book I kept imagining walking down the street in a smart suited dress, sucked into a corset to make my waist 17 inches, my hand resting on the inside of my husband’s elbow as we walk to a friends for afternoon tea or even a dinner party. Although that would be fun for a day I do not think I would survive in times like this, not being able to express my opinion or feel wrong for my thirst for knowledge would drive me insane, literally, I would probably have ended up in a madhouse, like Dunning, Chicago’s historic asylum from the late 1800s or as in this novel the Darkbriar Asylum. (On a side note though I do wish to someday be able to attend a ball. A real one, in large gowns, were we pretend we are proper women from a time when proper was a thing.)

I highly recommend this book. It was absolutely fantastic. The only reason I knocked half a star off was because I did find somethings just a bit predictable. I am definitely going to pick up some more books from Jennifer Donnelly.
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