[Read] ➲ The Bone Houses ➮ Emily Lloyd-Jones – Buyphenergan500.us

The Bone Houses 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 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.

[Read] ➲ The Bone Houses  ➮ Emily Lloyd-Jones – Buyphenergan500.us
  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • The Bone Houses
  • Emily Lloyd-Jones
  • English
  • 24 April 2017
  • 9780316418416

    10 thoughts on “[Read] ➲ The Bone Houses ➮ Emily Lloyd-Jones – Buyphenergan500.us


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    fy nghalon cymreig mor hapus ar hyn o bryd my little welsh heart is so happy right now i can count on one hand the amount of mainstream novels that have incorporated traditional welsh influences into their stories welsh folklore and culture particularly northern welsh is rich and magical, so i am beyond happy to see a story represent it this even mentions the legend of beddgelert, which i may have lowkey freaked out about lol and i think its these influences that i hold dear to my heart which helped me fall in love with a story about zombies zombies are so not my thing but this comes from a place of myth and legend, rather than something from horror, and it makes all the difference it feels like the opposition in a fairytale and not like something you would find in a nightmare i really appreciate how emily lloyd jones took that approach and told that aspect of the story from that kind of perspective.at the end of the day, i know this might not be everyones favourite book the characters could be considered a little one dimensional and there are some moments that might be forgettable but seeing a culture i love be represented is a truly wonderful feeling, so this gets all the stars from me 4.5 stars


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    I never thought a book about zombies could be so elegantly told But I should have expected to be swayed by Emily Lloyd Jones, the same author who wrote The Hearts We Sold which, despite the less than pretty topic, sold me with its beautiful neat writing It s not easy to turn a fantasy story, with zombies of all things, into a fairytale complete with a moral message and universal themes of family, love and acceptance Yet this author succeeded She most certainly improved upon her previous release and I would even go as far as to say she went above and beyond what I expected.This is about two young people who set on a journey into a dangerous forest Ryn is trying to stop a deadly curse from destroying her family and Ellis is a mapmaker with huge ambition who decides to map a place no one dares explore the forest Together they face obstacles and become stronger on the inside and the outside My only issue with this book, and this author it seems, is that while her characters are not one dimensional per se, they never do turn into real beings that could jump off the page It very much feels like we are reading someone s story as opposed to someone telling us their story But this book remains a lovely and surprising experience Normally I do not read about horror ish elements but the un dead and the violence did not shock me one bit, possibly because the writing enchanted me too much Or maybe I m changing Regardless, I can t wait to see what Emily comes up with next and I am pleased to recommend this book to you.Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin


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    Instagram Twitter Facebook Pinterest THE BONE HOUSES is amazing, but I don t really think I agree with the comparisons to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and SKY IN THE DEEP if anything, it s like a cross between SABRIEL and THE BLACK CAULDRON THE BONE HOUSES is a fantasy set in a place that seems to be based off Wales Aderyn is a grave digger who lives with her sister, Cerridwen, and her brother, Gareth Their mother is dead, and their father and uncle have both disappeared mysteriously, leaving them all effectively orphaned.Aderyn goes into the forest to forage, but is mindful of her father s warnings that dangerous things rove in the trees after nightfall, including the bone houses or, the animated dead They only stay in the forest and they only come after dark, but lately, Aderyn has been noticing that they have been venturing closer and closer to the edges until one day, they re out.In the meantime, their village has been graced with the presence of an unusual boy a map maker with chronic pain, who won t tell them his surname or why he s come to their village Aderyn meets him when she saves his life and they end up forging an unusual alliance Both of them need to go into the forest to find a legendary castle in the lands of the faerie, and a cauldron rud to give life.So, this was fifteen different kinds of amazing The writing was lush and gorgeous, and it set the scenery of the village and the forest perfectly I was very impressed by how richly imagined this world was, considering that it was relatively simple It does for Welsh folklore what Naomi Novik did with Eastern European folklore in SPINNING SILVER and UPROOTED The faerie legends and the nod to The Black Cauldron made me so happy, and the Medieval village setting was so well done.Other things I liked about this book were the chronic pain rep understated, but rare in fantasy , especially since Ellis was never painted as weak or as a victim Aderyn is a strong female character who doesn t need to be brash or throw her weight around just her axe, heh heh to be respected I loved her close relationship with her siblings and the family goat, and her slow burn attraction to Ellis The way she fought back against the injustice of the village lord who wanted to ruin her family in his greed, and the hero s journey she goes upon to find the reason the dead are rising, were both really empowering for the character and instilled her with agency She was never passive or bland.Anyone who likes strong female fantasy characters and Welsh settings should pick up THE BONE HOUSES when it comes out, especially if, as I mentioned before, you enjoy Naomi Novik s work, or enjoyed SABRIEL and UPROOTED It has that same fun, folkloric fantasy vibe, with a gloomy, Gothic edge to keep things interesting Apparently it s a standalone too, so no need to commit Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review 4.5 stars


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    This was a wonderfully atmospheric read, with lovable characters, but I couldn t shake the feeling that I was reading a MG fantasy instead of a YA one Either way, there s a lot of heart and hope here, and this was a lighter read that I would think the younger end of the YA spectrum would enjoy Full review to come Buddy read with the lovely Meltotheany Thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy.


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    Eeeek I m so excited to share this book with everyone There are folktales and magic and undead corpses shambling around There is a teenage gravedigger with a slightly dysfunctional family There is a mapmaker who can never find his way And my favorite character is a goat.EDIT For information about the book s release and some preorder fun, check out my website


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    Would definitely classify this as dark fantasy, what with the rotting corpses and reanimated dead and all, yet it s strangely funny at the most unexpected times Reads like a YA version of The Black Cauldron and features a cast of fully realized characters, including a fierce, axe wielding female protagonist, a gallant map maker, and a loveable goat A gruesome delight


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    3.5 stars The living had a tendency to make promises they could not keep The Bone Houses was one of my most anticipated Fall 2019 books While I didn t love it, I did enjoy it and it was the perfect book to kick off October with.The Bone Houses is a fantasy novel about Ryn, a gravedigger in a small town When a bunch of bone houses aka the dead begin to rise and attack her village every night, she sets out on a quest with a map maker to save the town I grew up thinking monsters could be slain And I grew up thinking people were the monsters There was a lot of amazing world building and imagery in this book, that s my favorite part about it Many parts of the book were written in such a way that I could see the landscape so clearly in my head I liked that we had a strong female heroine and a sweet and respectful hero The pacing was what made this a 3 star and not a 5 I had no problem putting the book down and sometimes struggled to get back into it Otherwise, a very unique and solid story The dead are dead But they don t have to be Follow me on Facebook Blog Instagram Twitter


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    It might seem obvious, or maybe not, but the overwhelming theme of THE BONE HOUSES, a story of a curse, magic, and reanimated dead, is grief Of letting go of the past, whether that be from a loss or from a hurt or from an unknown beginning, and moving forward Living She knew how things died And in her darkest moments, she feared she did not know how to live.My interpretation of the setting of this story is Wales, or a Wales like place, because the mythology and folklore reference beings similar to the fae, to the Tuath D Dannan, and also the character names feel Welsh Once there were magical beings in the world, and magic, but a battle saw it ended and, as time passed, the legends have become stories or morality tales But in Ryn s village, the magic isn t all gone the dead, or bone houses, still walk the forest Though with few people brave enough to venture into the dark, few believe that even that much magic still lingers It isn t until years later, her father lost, her mother dead, and at seventeen, working as a gravedigger, doing all she can to keep her siblings fed and with a roof over their heads, that something has changed The bone houses are leaving the forest This was the problem with being a gravedigger in Colbren Nothing stayed buried forever.When the village is attacked, Ryn teams up with a recent arrival, a mapmaker, to journey to the mountains where the legend of the cauldron of rebirth was said to be last seen If they destroy the cauldron, maybe it ll end the bone houses and break the curse I m a mapmaker. Why aren t you spending the night in the village I I meant to. You re lost I am not You re a mapmaker who cannot find a village I was using someone else s map. Lloyd Jones story is lush, magical, and eerie Beyond the mystical, it deals with grief, pain both emotion and physical and family and not just the two legged variety For all the horror and violence of the walking dead, Ryn is careful in dealing with them, respectful, even as she s forced to fight for her life against them She struggles with the concept of what she has to do, with how it makes her a terrible person, and though we don t suffer through endless agonies I thought enough time was spent or maybe it was just genuine enough to make it a good argument Even if there was really nothing else she could do She was a half wild creature that loved a graveyard, the first taste of misty night air, and the heft of a shovel.There s a romance, a slowburn of one, and though you see it coming early on, it nonetheless still wows you as it unfolds Gently, carefully, and sweetly These characters were both very aware of themselves and each other this felt real and believable Infact, the whole story did The family connections, the stillness and peace of the forest, the horror of what hides in the dark, the desperate things people will do when facing the death of a loved one. it might have been wrapped up in the fantastical but it was all very real Also I would die for the goat I grew up thinking monsters could be slain. And I grew up thinking people were the monsters This isn t my first read by this author a fact I just realized while grabbing info for this review but it s definitely the first one that will follow me into my dreams This one is going to stick with me for sure And I can t wait to see what she writes next I received an ARC from the publisher thank you in exchange for an honest review This review can also be found at A Take From Two Cities.


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    Book rising corpses and deep mystery and curses and mountains.Me Hmmmm ok ok keep going.Book.standalone Me FUCKING STOP WHAT SAY NO MORE adds book to TBR

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