I started this book with a vague idea of where it might be leading me. Boy was I wrong. I thought it would be a typical fantasy novel that had predictable twists and turns but would nonetheless be enjoyable. What I got was an intricate story that had amazingly well developed characters, a plot that blew my mind with its utter uniqueness, and unpredictability that I have not experienced in a long time.
Iris is a lovable character that you just can’t help but root for and hope her story goes well. Her emotions are so well written that I could not help feeling what she was feeling. There were so many things about her character that I loved, but one of the most endearing qualities is how she cared for those few who held her loyalty.
Jinn ….. sigh …… I wanted this connection between the two of them to become reality so bad I could taste it. Every scene of them together just oozed with feelings. He himself is a mysterious character with secrets they I was itching to discover.
There were countless characters uniquely developed that I fell in love with. This story is unlike any I have read before and I absolutely can not wait to see what is next for them.
TITLE: The Bones of Ruin
AUTHOR: Sarah Raughley
PUBLISHER: Simon Pulse
RELEASE DATE: September
GENRES: YOUNG ADULT FICTION—Historical, Fantasy
BUY LINK: https://bookshop.org/a/11727/9781534453562
As an African tightrope dancer in Victorian London, Iris is used to being strange. She is certainly a strange sight for leering British audiences always eager for the spectacle of colonial curiosity. But Iris also has a secret that even “strange” doesn’t capture…
She cannot die.
Haunted by her unnatural power and with no memories of her past, Iris is obsessed with discovering who she is. But that mission gets more complicated when she meets the dark and alluring Adam Temple, a member of a mysterious order called the Enlightenment Committee. Adam seems to know much more about her than he lets on, and he shares with her a terrifying revelation: the world is ending, and the Committee will decide who lives… and who doesn’t.
To help them choose a leader for the upcoming apocalypse, the Committee is holding the Tournament of Freaks, a macabre competition made up of vicious fighters with fantastical abilities. Adam wants Iris to be his champion, and in return, he promises her the one thing she wants most: the truth about who she really is.
If Iris wants to learn about her shadowy past, she has no choice but to fight. But the further she gets in the grisly tournament, the more she begins to remember—and the more she wonders if the truth is something best left forgotten.
Sarah Raughley grew up in Southern Ontario writing stories about freakish little girls with powers because she secretly wanted to be one. She is a huge fangirl of anything from manga to SF/F TV to Japanese Role Playing Games, but she will swear up and down that she was inspired by ~Jane Austin~ at book signings. On top of being a YA Writer, she is currently completing a PhD in English, because the sight of blood makes her queasy (which crossed Medical School off the list).
She is represented by The Bradford Literary Agency.
So far, you can also find her on Twitter, where work ethic goes to die.
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