I received this book for free from ARC, Month 9 Books in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman
Published by Month9Books on June 17th 2014
Genres: Action & Adventure, Love & Romance, Romance, Young Adult
Source: ARC, Month 9 Books
Arabella Holmes was born different and raised different. After it became apparent she wouldn't fit the role of a proper 1900's lady, her father, Sherlock, called in some lingering favors, and landed her a position at the Mutter Museum. The museum was Arabella's dream; she was to become a purveyor of abnormal science. What her father called a BoneSeeker.
Henry Watson arrives at the Mutter Museum with a double assignment--to become a finder of abnormal antiquities and to watch over and keep Arabella Holmes. An easy task, if he could only get her to speak to him instead of throwing knives in his general direction.
But this is no time for child's play. The two teens are assigned to a most secret exploration, when the hand of a Nephilim is unearthed in upstate New York. Soon, Arabella and Henry are caught in a fight for their lives as scientific debate swirls around them. Are the bones from a Neanderthal ... or are they living proof of fallen angels, who supposedly mated with humans according to ancient scrolls?
Sent to recover the skeleton, they discover they are the second team to have been deployed and the entire first team is dead. And now they must trust their instincts and rely on one another in order to survive and uncover the truth.
Sherlock Holmes daughter Arabella is a little different and gets a great position at the Mutter Museum. Dr. Watson’s son Henry is assigned to the Mutter Museum to help with a find and watch over Arabella since she tends to get in trouble. But Arabella isn’t easy to handle. Henry and Arabella are sent on a wild adventure to find a Nephilim and find out a lot more including the attraction they have for each other.
I thought the story sounded so interesting and having the kids of Holmes and Watson would be a great mystery but I wasn’t expecting the love story to be so upfront. Don’t get me wrong I enjoyed both Arabella and Henry a lot and I loved the story about them but I was hoping for more mystery and a little less love. With that being said I did LOVE Arabella, she is so different and a bit awkward and a wonderful main character. Henry has been in love with Arabella for a long time and I thought they were so cute together. I loved their interactions and I loved the idea of them together. The story overall was great and if you go in with the knowledge of this being a love story you will love it. I can’t wait to see what is next for Arabella and Henry.
I gave Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman 4/5 stars. Brynn has created a great story about the Holmes and Watson families keeping with the original feel of the old stories. Very well written. I loved the characters and I found this to be a really enjoyable read. I would totally recommend and looking forward to the next one.
I had the honor to ask Brynn a few fun questions.
1. What is one thing you always wanted as a kid, but never got?
A dog we could let inside. I made up for it now….but the universe may be paying me back..if you get a chance, come read my #sparkles facebook posts on my insane canine.
2. If you could project yourself into the past, were would you go?
1900. Probably the only time period in which I could survive without getting beheaded.
3. What is the most inspiring movie you have ever seen?
Ug. Many Schindler’s List. Finding Neverland. Moulin Rouge.
Excuse the quality—but this was hard to find.
4. When do you find yourself singing?
All the time. I leave my friends singing voicemails and texts.
5. What is one item you can not live without?
6. You walk into a room, what is your entrance music?
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