The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones is a YA Horror Fantasy that will be sure to get ya!
“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.”
I absolutely LOVED this book.
It was just the right amount of horror and fantasy to really get my bookish juices flowing. From the world building to the characters, everything about this one had my captivated!
It’s a story about these creatures that begin to come out of the forest and attack the village, and it’s up to a grave digger to stop them.
I don’t want to give too much away because I think that was one of the best ways that I could’ve read it. I ended up giving it a 5 out of 5 star rating and will definitely be rereading it again soon!
Published: 24 September 2019
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre: YA Horror / Fantasy
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