Nita knew she was taking a risk, the last time her mother punished her severely for disobeying her, but the last thing Nita expected was to end up on the wrong side of the bars. Reeling from the shock of being captured and imprisoned, Nita can only conclude that her mother kept her promise to punish her the next time she disobeyed and has sold her into the black market she once supplied. Being a prisoner is a shock, especially when she learns that people want to eat her piece by piece because Nita isn't just a supernatural processor - she is a supernatural herself. Desperate to escape torture and then death, Nita desperately tries to escape from her prison, but she is not their first prisoner and it will take some serious skill to escape. Will Nita be able to pull off the impossible escape?
Not even bones is one of those books that is aimed at teenagers, but was thoroughly enjoyable for adult readers as well. Right from the start it was easy to connect with Nita and get a sense of her world view which made the story very readable right from the start, and made her much more human. The book is descried in reviews as "Dexter meets the Savage song" and in some ways this does the book a disservice because it is a fresh and original idea that defies being pigeon holed into one category or another. This is an exciting new world set in our own, and like the best stories it makes you think that there really could be these supernatural beings walking around because they are so well formed and just seem so real. Rebecca Schaeffer has obviously thought about the mythology behind the creatures, and has created creatures with strengths and weaknesses.
This is the first book in a trilogy and excitement that the next title in the series is called Only ashes remain and has a cover was quickly dampened by the knowledge that we have to wait until at least the end of the 2019 for the next book. If you enjoy reading supernatural series with strong characters and a strong mythology anchoring everything together then this is plenty to like about this series.
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- Graceling by Kristin Cashore
- Forest of a thousand lanterns by Julie C. Dao
- The glass spare by Lauren DeStefano
- Walk on Earth a stranger by Rae Carson
- Court of fives by Kate Elliott
- The hunt by Andrew Fukuda
- Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst
- The demon trapper's daughter by Jana Oliver
- Anna dressed in blood by Kendare Blake
- The forest of hands and teeth by Carrie Ryan
- Down with the shine by Kate Karyus Quinn
- Something strange and deadly by Susan Dennard
- The bodies we wear by Jeyn Roberts
- Sister assassin / Mind games by Kiersten White
- Paranormalcy by Kiersten White