Review: “Bone Dressing” by Michelle I. Brooks
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I’m going to do this review a bit differently, mainly because I had to stop reading after about 175 pages. I’ll state my thoughts and I’ll also point out reasons why you should check it out. When Michelle contacted me to review “Bone Dressing”, I was excited. A story that’s completely different from most of what’s available in YA books? Count me in. I really wanted to love “Bone Dressing”, but unfortunately that wasn’t the case. I didn’t finish “Bone Dressing” because I couldn’t fully get into it and I have a huge list of books to read. Do I plan on finishing it? Yes, at some point.
Here are my thoughts on the story (what I read): For me, I felt as though there was a metaphor for everything. Yes, most of them were hilarious, but at the same time I felt as though they were overdone. I also hard a hard time keeping up with what was going on. I didn’t connect with Syd. She was funny and full of sass, which is nice in a female MC, but I never felt a connection towards her character.
What you may like about “Bone Dressing”: It’s different from most YA books. Syd actually reminds me of Ashline from “Wildefire”. She’s tough and she’s funny. The entire bone dressing concept is intriguing. While I didn’t love this book, that’s not to say you won’t. I’d suggest giving it a read. You can pick up the e-book on Amazon for $0.99.
For what I read, I’d give it three stars as I did enjoy the idea behind the story, even if I didn’t love it