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Goodreads Monday – May 11, 2020

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme that was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. The meme is pretty easy to follow, to participate simply choose a random book from your TBR and explain why you want to read it!

The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones

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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.


Why I Want To Read This

I seem to be drawn to books with graveyards in them 🤷‍♀️ like anything that mentions graveyards, is set in a graveyard, has the word graveyard in the title…. I am weird I guess? Haha. I just think that books with graveyards have a really good spooky vibe to them.

Also, I just really like the idea of this story. Dead people in the graveyard rise because of some mysterious curse? Sounds like a mystery to me and I love a good spooky mystery.

The cover is also really pretty. I knew I wanted to read this one just based off the cover.. I am bad that way and usually judge a book by its cover. Sorry, not sorry. I can’t help it haha.

Anyways, this looks and sounds like a fun and exciting story so I can’t wait to read it!!


I’ve seen this book floating around here and there. Has anyone read it? What were your thoughts?

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