Thursday, March 3, 2011

[Review] - By These Ten Bones

Title: By These Ten Bones
Author: Clare B. Dunkle
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: February 15, 2011

I received this book for review from Blue Slip Media.

Summary:  A mysterious young man has come to a small Highland town.  His talent for wood carving soon wins the admiration of Maddie, the weaver's daughter. Fascinated by the silent carver, she sets out to gain his trust.

But there is an evil presence in the carver's life that cannot be controlled, and Maddie watches her town fall under a shadow. One by one, people begin to die. Caught in the middle, Maddie must decide what matters most to her--and what price she is willing to pay to keep it.

Thoughts:  Maddie is a young girl living in the Scottish highlands. Cut off from almost everything. So, it's no surprise when wood carver Paul comes to town that she is taken with him at first sight. But then things take a turn for the worse. Maddie doesn't know what to do, and she has a hard decision ahead.  A way to push back the shadow and save the people she loves...

By These Ten Bones was a dark and chilling tale.  I loved that it took place in Scotland. Also the lead characters Maddie and Paul were intriguing.  For the most part the story was enjoyable but,  I had trouble reading this one it was just a bit too dark for my taste. I do think this book will appeal to a lot of readers, especially werewolf fans.

Score: 3 Stars

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Upcoming Releases:
The House of Dead Maids [paperback] - September 27, 2011


  1. I like the premise and that cover is really eye catching. I hadn't heard of this before your review Anna. I'll have to add it to my watch list!

  2. Well I love werewolves so I will definitely have to read this one....B.



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