The Graveyard Queen

Duration: 1st October – 31st December 2021
Number of books: 30
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession

The Graveyard Queen

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The Graveyard Queen is bound to her duties to restore the beauty and grandeur of the resting places of the dead, and aid the restless spirits to find peace in their next life… You must travel around the world to the most historic and haunted cemeteries and complete these reading challenges to earn your Vampire Heart.

Rules:
~ Read a minimum of 10 books to receive the Vampire Heart.
~ Rereads are allowed
~ No minimum page count
~ One book per task
~ All genres are welcome

Duration:
3 Months

 Highgate Cemetery

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London, England…Founded in 1839… Said to be haunted by a man in a Victorian suit with red mesmerizing eyes… Vampire?

Read the following tasks…
1. Read a book that takes place in England.
2. Read a book tagged historical or steampunk.
3. Read a book with a MC who is a vampire.
4. Read a book with red eyes on the cover.
5. Read a book with a character you would describe as mysterious (Perhaps someone the reader is not given a great deal of information about early on).

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Bachelor's Grove Cemetery

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Midlothian, Illinois… First recorded burial was in 1844… The woman in the above picture known as the “Madonna of Bachelor’s Grove” was taken by the Ghost Research Society of America… The apparition, not visible to the naked eye, appeared only when photographed.

Read the following tasks…
1. Read a book with a character who can see and talk to ghosts.
2. Read a book with only a woman on the cover.
3.Read a book with a character whose profession centers around photography (journalist, photographer, ghost hunter, etc.). – The Summer Garden by Sherryl Woods (Moira)
4. Read a book tagged mystery.
5. Read a book with a cemetery on the cover.

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Greyfriars Kirkyard Cemetery

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Edinburgh, Scotland… Interring bodies since the 16th century… Said to be home to a malevolent poltergeist known as the “Mackenzie Poltergeist”… Over 400 reported cases of supernatural phenomenon have been reported including cold spots,scratches, bruises, and faintings.

Read the following tasks…
1. Read a book with a poltergeist in it.
2. Read a book with a Scottish character.
3. Read a book where someone is possessed.
4. Read a book with blood on the cover.
5. Read a book tagged horror.

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 Catacombs of Paris

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Paris France… Dates back thousands of years to the Merovingian Kings; fully used in 1785… Estimated to hold over 6 million bodies… In 2010, a video camera was discovered depicting a man lost in the catacombs … His body was never found.

Read the following tasks…
1. Read a book with a skull on the cover.
2. Read a book in which the characters must travel through tunnels OR underground.
3. Read a book with royalty in the story.
4. Read a book with a character who is a necromancer.
5. Read a book with a character who gets lost OR with a missing persons case as part of the storyline.

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 Saint Louis Cemetery

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New Orleans, Louisiana… Interred first body in 1789… Home to the voodoo priestess Marie Leveau who is said to haunt the grounds along with a 19th century pirate, Henry Vignes, as well as a spirit known only as Alphonse who warns visitors against going near the Pinead family plot.

Read the following tasks…
1. Read a book with a character who is a voodoo priestess.
2. Read a book with a title that begins with a letter found in MARIE LEVEAU.
3. Read a book set in New Orleans.
4. Read a book with a pirate OR with a body of water on the cover.
5. Read a book where a character is cursed.

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Howard Street Cemetery

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Salem, Massachusetts… One of three cemeteries significant to the 1692 witch trials… The most famous ghost is said to be Giles Corey who was put to death on the grounds after not pleading guilty to witchcraft… He is said to appear before a terrible event as an omen of the horrors to come.

Read the following tasks…
1. Read a book with a MC who is a witch/wizard or a sorcerer/sorceress.
2. Read a book with a wand, broomstick, witch’s hat, black cat, or potion on the cover.
3. Read a book with a MPG of magic.
4. Read a cozy mystery.
5. Read a book set in a small town or village.

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