eBook Review: Bone Dressing by Michelle I Brooks
Bone Dressing is categorised as a young adult paranormal urban fantasy romance novel, which is quite the mouthful. However, it definitely comprises all these elements in a whirlwind read that left my head spinning.
The book is the story of Sydney Roberdeau, a feisty, kick ass teenager with a bad attitude. She lost her parents when she was very young and has never managed to let go of the pain, anger and resentment that that caused. Living with foster parents until her eighteenth birthday, Syd, as she prefers to be called, is counting the days to her birthday. She’ll be an adult and graduating high school in one fell swoop and trying to get on with her life.
For the moment though, she’s one messed up girl who spends a lot of time in the local cemetery. One night, her life is turned upside down when she meets Beau, Sarah and T.J. and it sets off a chain reaction of crazy events which results in Syd revisiting her past lives and experiencing the pain, loss and danger that comes with it. The trouble is, it’s necessary in order to protect her from the enemy that’s still chasing her, lifetimes later.
Bone Dressing is a lengthy book, and not one you can whizz through. It’s very heavy on description and has an incredibly complex plot so if you blink, you’ll miss something. I found the premise to be clever and unique, but I did feel that there were sections that could be cut down to make for a tighter narrative.
The book definitely posed more questions than it answered, but as it’s part of a series, that’s not a big deal and is a surefire way of getting fans to read on and find out what happens next. Overall, Bone Dressing is an interesting read and one that may appeal to fans of the genre.