Blog Tour || Open Mic Night At Westminster Cemetery


Title: Open Mic Night At Westminster Cemetery
Author: Mary Amato
Page Count: 272 pages
Genre: Young Adult // YA Fantasy
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★★
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
Release Date: September 1, 2018
Buy It: Chapters Indigo, Amazon Canada, Amazon US







When Lacy wakes up dead in Westminster Cemetery, final resting place of Edgar Allan Poe, she’s confused. It’s the job of Sam, a young soldier who died in 1865, to teach her the rules of the afterlife and to warn her about Suppression–a punishment worse than death.

Lacy desperately wants to leave the cemetery and find out how she died, but every soul is obligated to perform a job. Given the task of providing entertainment, Lacy proposes an open mic, which becomes a chance for the cemetery’s residents to express themselves. But Lacy is in for another shock when surprising and long-buried truths begin to emerge.




I am always drawn to covers with birds on them. Not sure why! But when I saw the cover for Open Mic Night At Westminster Cemetary I had a nagging feeling that I needed to read it. So glad I did! It was fantastic.
The format of this book was really neat. It was written in play format with poetry interlaced which made the pace of the book snappy and quick. I liked how odd the book was, it worked well and kept me reading.
The characters were so quirky and funny! I absolutely loved the residents of Westminster Cemetary from the grouchy old lady to innocent Sam to the funny Edgar Alan Poe himself. What a great read. I’m so excited to promote this book! For those of us who are fascinated by the macabre you need to read this one. I mean, it’s set in a cemetary, is that perfect or what?!
This will definitely put you in the fall mood and have you anticipating Halloween even more than before if you’re searching for a read set in a spooky environment. Please pick up this book. I had such a fun time reading it and the perfect moments were emotionally charged. I really think Tim Burton would make this into a great film! If you like stand up comedy or plays you’ll appreciate this book on a whole different level kind of like my appreciation for Michael Macintyre’s stand ups!
**Thank you Thomas Allen & Sons Ltd for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**




The winner will receive 1 copy of Open Mic Night at Westminster Cemetery (HC) by Mary Amato.
Giveaway Details:

    • Canada Only (full rules found in the T&C on Rafflecopter)
    • Giveaway ends on Thursday Oct. 4that 11:59 pm EST
    • Winner will be drawn randomly through Rafflecopter, contacted via email & will have 48 hours to claim their prize











Mary Amato is an award-winning children’s and YA book author, poet, playwright, and songwriter. Her books have been translated into foreign languages, optioned for television, produced onstage, and have won the children’s choice awards in Ohio, Minnesota, Utah, and Arizona. She teaches popular workshops on writing and the creative process around the country.

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