Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman


Boneseeker
Boneseeker
by Brynn Chapman
NA Historical Suspense
Paperback266 Pages
June 17th 2014 by Month9Books, LLC.                 

Summary

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.
    Chapters/Indigo

My Review

I thoroughly enjoyed this story! I loved the dynamic of a younger generation of Holmes and Watson. I loved the feel of the historical setting and the intrigue of the case, the hunt and mystery and such. I thought the writing was really well done as well as the historical setting. I could picture the characters and places vividly.

I am a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes. I loved the way their children were raised to think and act as their older counterparts. It was interesting to see Henry's and Arabella's thoughts, calculations, and discernment play out in this story. I loved the chemistry between Henry and Arabella or Bella, as Henry calls her. I really loved Bella and Henry, even their struggles which showed me the inner workings of their hearts. The dialogue was fun and interesting. I also thought the other characters were well fleshed out and so well characterized that they each had their own voices and I could easily picture them. The story conveyed the villain almost from the beginning, but he was still a great villain and I was still intrigued to find out exactly what was going on and how the story would conclude.

Having said all that, I went back and forth on this one a little bit in rating it. Because of the heavier content, specifically including the heavier making out and suggestive content and the age of the characters and the setting (out in the world on their own, well, mostly on their own since Henry's father does come along), it wasn't as clean as I had hoped it would be. I would also say that this is more of a New Adult book because of those things.

Boneseeker was an intriguing and enjoyable read. I would recommend it to NA and YA readers who don't mind the content and to those that enjoy the intrigue and mystery of a Sherlock Holmes story.


Content: There is some violence (murder and dismemberment - not too detailed) and quite a bit of suggestive content (some sexual assault and heavy making out).

Source: From the tour host, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, Brynn Chapman is the daughter of two teachers. Her writing reflects her passions: science, history and love—not necessarily in that order. In real life, the geek gene runs strong in her family, as does the Asperger’s syndrome. Her writing reflects her experience as a pediatric therapist and her interactions with society’s downtrodden. In fiction, she’s a strong believer in underdogs and happily-ever-afters. She also writes non-fiction and lectures on the subjects of autism and sensory integration and is a medical contributor to online journal The Age of Autism.


Tour-Wide Giveaway

· Four (4) winners will receive an ebook copy of Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman (INT)
· One (1) winner will receive an ebook copy of Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman AND a $10 Amazon Gift Card or B&N Gift Card – Winner’s Choice (INT)

Winner will be drawn July 11, 2014

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43 comments

  1. I love historical fiction and would love to read. Also thanks to Wishful Endings for doing a spot on the tour!

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  2. I love the cover.I love that they have the spaceships and the moon and buildings but also they have the characters.

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  3. The cover is very visually appealing. Makes you want to look closer.

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  4. thanks i hope you enjoy it!

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  5. I love historical, paranormal & mysteries, and since this combines all 3 it's definitely in my TBR pile!

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  6. I love patanormal and historical :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. I will enjoy reading your story. I am an avid reader and you can see my reviews on Goodreads. We need writers with quite thee imagination:)

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  8. Excellent cover design, it's true how you can attract people to your book by it's cover:) story looks good too!

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  9. Oooh…I hadn't heard of this one, but it sounds so good! I'm adding it to my TBR right now. ~Pam

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  10. Paranormal, ya romance, historical. Like it all.<3

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  11. The cover is amazing! Honestly it's the blurb that slays me.

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  12. I love the cover! This book Looks really good! As a mature adult I don't normally read young adult books, but I would definitely make an exception for this one!

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  13. i love anything I can read. It also makes it easier if you get if for free. After I read it, I pass it on, then she passes it on, etc.

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  14. Ya, It is letting me comment again!!!! I am reading My Fair Assassins Series this week, and have been loving it. I hear you about being busy. Summer is wacko. Okay every day is wacko here, but Summer just means wacko with kids :). Good luck

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  15. I loved the Four Weddings and a Kiss novella collection!

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  16. This looks like a fun meme to join in on, I will have to keep it in mind! :]

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  17. I know how you feel, summer is a very busy time. I haven't had the time to do what I want yet. There is just to many other things going on right now

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  18. My favorite this week is City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare. <3

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  19. Always happy to add to my lists!!

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  20. Beautiful cover and great giveaway!

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  21. I really enjoy the cover, it would attract me to the book in a bookstore.

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  22. I love the images and colors of the sky and space. Great design.

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  23. I understand the busy! I catching up today on blogging stuff I've missed. I'm glad that it's a happy busy though, that's good!

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  24. This has a cool cover and it sounds interesting. Thank you for sharing!

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  25. Lol! Yes, it's crazier with the kids home. Although, it's really been crazy because I've been doing so much with them. It is SUMMER!! ;) I'll be reading the whole series and reviewing them over the next few months.

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  26. Wasn't that a fun read?!!! I loved that I could sit when I had an hour and read one book and feel like I got some reading done, you know?

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  27. Definitely join anytime. :)

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  28. And so many things I would like to do. :)

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  29. Great choice! I'm waiting for my turn with it from my library. Only 20 so people ahead of me. Lol! I meant to reserve it early and forgot, so that's what I get.

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  30. Yes, it is all a happy busy. :)

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  31. My favourite this week is Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo ;)

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  32. I do too. This is one I'm looking forward to reading.

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  33. Yes. And there are layers, which is really great.

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  34. It is true. Even though you shouldn't judge books by their covers, how can you not when there are so many books to choose from?

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  35. I'm hoping this one is just as amazing as it looks and sounds.

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  36. That's what I think too. Hopefully it will be a good read as well.

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  37. I agree. Thanks for stopping by!

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