Title: Not Even Bones
Author: Rebecca Schaeffer
Page Count: 368 pages
Genre: Fantasy // Young Adult
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release Date: September 4, 2018
Buy It: Chapters Indigo
Dexter meets This Savage Song in this dark fantasy about a girl who sells magical body parts on the black market — until she’s betrayed.
Nita doesn’t murder supernatural beings and sell their body parts on the internet—her mother does that. Nita just dissects the bodies after they’ve been “acquired.” But when her mom brings home a live specimen, Nita decides she wants out — dissecting living people is a step too far.
But when she tries to save her mother’s victim, she ends up sold on the black market in his place — because Nita herself is a supernatural being. Now Nita is on the other side of the bars, and there is no line she won’t cross to escape and make sure no one can ever capture her again.
Nita did a good deed, and it cost her everything. Now she’s going to do a lot of bad deeds to get it all back.
Never have I seen comparison titles listed for a book so accurately. A blend of “This Savage Song and Dexter” is the perfect description for this book. Not Even Bones has it all: blood, action, a dystopian world, fantasy elements and great characters!
This is not a book for the squeamish. If you’re not a fan of brutal descriptions then I suggest you skip this one, however if you’re a bit twisted like I am you’re going to love Not Even Bones! From the very first page I was hooked. I would definitely put this one under dystopian with fantasy elements rather than put it under the fantasy genre. Since it is under fantasy I’d go one step further and put it down as urban fantasy. Regardless of where this book is shelved it’s SO GOOD. The characters were well flushed and I loved how they are both shades of grey, no black and white in this book.
If you want something different, something visceral, and something gripping you need to read this book! 5 freaking stars!
**Thank you HMHTeen for sending me an advance copy of Not Even Bones for review, it was awesome!**