I hope everyone had a great weekend. We finally got fall like weather in Texas, so I couldn’t be happier! Today I am going to review an amazingly, spooky book that I couldn’t put down, and still have a book hangover from. The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones, is an adventure that none you have ever read and will get you into the Halloween mood!
The book description came from the Goodreads website:
“Seventeen-year-old Aderyn (“Ryn”) only cares about two things: her family, and her family’s graveyard. And right now, both are in dire straits. Since the death of their parents, Ryn and her siblings have been scraping together a meager existence as gravediggers in the remote village of Colbren, which sits at the foot of a harsh and deadly mountain range that was once home to the fae. The problem with being a gravedigger in Colbren, though, is that the dead don’t always stay dead.
The risen corpses are known as “bone houses,” and legend says that they’re the result of a decades-old curse. When Ellis, an apprentice mapmaker with a mysterious past, arrives in town, the bone houses attack with new ferocity. What is it that draws them near? And more importantly, how can they be stopped for good?
Together, Ellis and Ryn embark on a journey that will take them deep into the heart of the mountains, where they will have to face both the curse and the long-hidden truths about themselves.”
Ryn is a gravedigger just trying to provide a life for her siblings. Ellis is a mapmaker trying to find out where he really belongs. When Bone Houses start attacking the village Ryn knows that something is wrong, and she decides to go on a journey to figure out how to save her village. Ellis goes with her because he wants to make a map of the mountains, but may have a hidden agenda as well. The adventure that this too go on, will leave you on the edge of your seat, is filled with twists and turns, and scares along the way. Can they save the village or will everything they know be destroyed forever.
I don’t believe in giving away spoilers, but I feel like I have to mention a character that absolutely captured my heart, and that would be Bone Goat. Once you read the book you will understand what I mean by Bone Goat, and hopefully you will fall in love with the creature as much as I did. What Emily has created is a new spooky adventure that is full of bombshells, and is a book you haven’t seen before. The way the characters come together makes you want to jump through the pages and join them on their journey. I couldn’t put this book down, and when I was finished it was so good that I wanted more. I didn’t see the bombshells coming, but when they do pieces start coming together. This is one spooky story that you need to read as soon as possible, and it will get you in the Halloween spirit!
Go on a journey full of danger my gravediggers and mapmakers!