The Bone Houses

The Bone Houses

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.

Title:The Bone Houses
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780316418416
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    The Bone Houses Reviews

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    September Owlcrate Unboxing! Click on the link below the pic to see the GOODIES!THE GOODIES LINKHOLY SHIT CAKES! THIS BOOK ROCKED!Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾...

  • jessica

    fy nghalon cymreig mor hapus ar hyn o bryd // my little welsh heart is so happy right now. i can count on one hand the amount of mainstream novels that have incorporated traditional welsh influences i...

  • Lola

    I never thought a book about zombies could be so elegantly told. But I should have expected to be swayed by Emily Lloyd-Jones, the same author who wrote The Hearts We Sold which, despite the less-than...

  • Nenia ?? Hecka Wicked ?? Campbell

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestTHE BONE HOUSES is amazing, but I don't really think I agree with the comparisons to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and SKY IN THE DEEP-- if anything,...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    This was a wonderfully atmospheric read, with lovable characters, but I couldn't shake the feeling that I was reading a MG fantasy instead of a YA one. Either way, there's a lot of heart and hope here...

  • Emily Lloyd-Jones

    Eeeek. I’m so excited to share this book with everyone. There are folktales and magic and undead corpses shambling around. There is a teenage gravedigger with a (slightly) dysfunctional family. Ther...

  • Hannah Greendale

    Would definitely classify this as dark fantasy, what with the rotting corpses and reanimated dead and all, yet it's strangely funny at the most unexpected times. Reads like a YA version of The Black C...

  • Rachel Reads Ravenously

    3.5 stars “The living had a tendency to make promises they could not keep.” The Bone Houses was one of my most anticipated Fall 2019 books. While I didn’t love it, I did enjoy it and it was ...

  • Hollis

    It might seem obvious, or maybe not, but the overwhelming theme of THE BONE HOUSES, a story of a curse, magic, and reanimated dead, is grief. Of letting go of the past, whether that be from a loss or ...

  • ELLIAS (elliasreads)

    Book: rising corpses and deep mystery and curses and mountains.Me: Hmmmm ok ok keep going.Book: '....standalone.'Me: FUCKING STOP! WHAT. SAY NO MORE!*adds book to TBR*...