Aug 5, 2011

{Review + Giveaway} Bone Dressing by Michelle I. Brooks

Bone Dressing (Volume 1)Bone Dressing by Michelle I. Brooks

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GENRE: Urban Fantasy
THEME: shifters/ death/ out of body
RECEIVED: Request to Review by Author
AUTHORS BLOG: Michelle I. Brooks Site

PURCHASE Bone Dressing

TIME IS RUNNING OUT … THE DARK THAT’S BEEN CHASING SYD FOR MANY LIFETIMES HAS FINALLY CAUGHT UP WITH HER … Sydney Roberdeau lost her parents as a young girl. Waiting for her life to start and the freedom that will come with her eighteenth birthday, Syd spends much of her time haunting the local cemetery. It is there, stretched out among the dead, that she feels most alive, most at home. Until one rainy night when Beau, Sarah and T.J. crash her ghostly sanctuary, appearing out of nowhere, turning her already inside-out world one degree past upside down. Syd must now revisit past lives, dressing in the bodies of her previous selves … bone dressing. Her only chance to outrun the evil breathing down her neck is to face her own worst nightmares and her strongest desires. But if she can’t stay out of trouble in this life, how can she possibly fix mistakes from past lives? And just how many lives has she lived, loved and lost? What is Syd exactly, and what will she risk for the life of a man she doesn’t remember, the man she spent a lifetime with, the man she loves? Everything … including her very own life? Bone Dressing, the first in a series of seven books, will carry Syd and Beau on an adventure that transcends life itself.

Bone Dressing by Michelle Brooks, was definitely different than the many books I have read this year, so original with unique characters. The beginning was a bit slow for me but once more characters were introduced and the plot became more understandable I couldn’t stop reading. So much happens I was deeply enthralled.

Syd was the tough female lead that I always love to read about. She’s had a hard life adjusting to the loss of her really parents and just cant help but have a snarky attitude. Her favorite place to go is the cemetery, which I thought was pretty awesome because I like to visit mine when I have the chance.

Beau was introduced in an interesting encounter at the cemetery, he is what I called drool worthy and you’ll need to fan yourself when you read about him. There is a spark between Syd and Beau that has a way deeper meaning, but once you read Bone Dressing you’ll understand. I loved the plot idea of Syd and her connection to past lives; it was beautifully written and heartbreaking.

This is a very faced passed story once you meet all the main characters, a lot of information is given that may seem a bit overwhelming. But the paranormal element has a great twist with the addition of shape-shifters, demons and vampires. The ending leaves you with questions that will lead you into the next installment and I’m excited to continue the adventure with Syd and Beau.

RECOMMENDATION: This is a mature young adult book and fans of paranormal and urban fantasies will enjoy this unique storyline. Fans of Nancy Holder and Megg Jensen will love Michelle Brooks’s writing style.

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