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Re: Official Review: The Bone Curse by Carrie Rubin

Post by Lest92 » 07 Mar 2018, 11:32

Not usually a genre I go in for, but after reading your review, I really must have the book. Great review:)

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Post by Chaitalir » 07 Mar 2018, 13:56

I like the premise behind this imprint - mysteries with actual science behind them - but the writing in this one was clumsy. A baby is, at one point, described as suckling at a breast like a barracuda. Yes, a barracuda. I kept getting tripped up by instances like that, despite enjoying the story itself.

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Post by Zilelabelle » 07 Mar 2018, 19:29

I don’t know which is making me want to read the book more, your review, or the synopsis. Either way, I’m interested!

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Post by NL Hartje » 07 Mar 2018, 21:41

katiesquilts wrote:
04 Mar 2018, 03:17
The Bone Curse was easily the best-edited book I've reviewed for Online Book Club so far.
WOW! This is a notable accolade!

The scene you describe in the catacombs reminds me of the Cask of Amontillado immediately, particularly because Fortunado pleads with Montressor to leave the catacombs much like the characters in your book. I wonder if the author took inspiration from Poe when he wrote this scene?
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Post by vinodsai » 08 Mar 2018, 00:29

Love the concept of occult, black magic and curses. According to your review of The Bone Curse, this book seems interesting. Thank you.

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Post by Nathi_Enoch » 08 Mar 2018, 18:41

This book sounds right up my alley. You did a good job making me intrigued by this book! :)
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Post by DRagon76 » 09 Mar 2018, 02:54

I really did not like the book I had to much trouble staying focused on the story

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Post by MollyEnter » 21 Mar 2018, 03:46

After reading your review, I'm definitely going to put this on my Want to read shelf and I can't wait to start it. Sounds right up my alley! Thanks for the review!
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Post by Bumkin38 » 21 Mar 2018, 12:09

:tiphat: I absolutely love this one

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Post by katiesquilts » 26 Mar 2018, 17:55

MollyEnter wrote:
21 Mar 2018, 03:46
After reading your review, I'm definitely going to put this on my Want to read shelf and I can't wait to start it. Sounds right up my alley! Thanks for the review!
Awesome! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! :D

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Post by samjen23 » 27 Mar 2018, 20:25

Great review. I got this book from NetGalley last month and really liked it. A unique blend of medical thriller and supernatural.

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Post by Nanig83006 » 29 Mar 2018, 13:07

From your review alone, this book already has me excited! Magic and the occult are always a fun read for me. I look forward to reading it. Thanks!

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Post by Asen Stoyanchev » 03 Apr 2018, 09:10

I don't like books dealing with the black magic subject but somehow I find the plot of the book really fascinating.
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Post by Haute_Coffee » 03 Apr 2018, 19:51

Wow this sounds so interesting! The title along caught my attention. Great review, thank you.

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Post by Libs_Books » 06 Apr 2018, 10:39

katiesquilts wrote:
04 Mar 2018, 03:17
I honestly had a great time with this novel.
That really comes through in your review.
Despite finishing it so quickly, I held off writing my review because I wasn't quite sure how to put into words how much I enjoyed the way Rubin tugged and tied the storyline together to make such a cohesive and enjoyable novel. I'm still not sure if my review will do it justice.
I think you probably have done it justice - it sounds like a great read.

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