Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Bone Thief by Alyson Noel


Title: The Bone Thief
Author: Alyson Noel
Pages: 320
Rating: 3/5
Date published: October 17, 2017

Synopsis from Goodreads:
Compared to other more ordinary towns, Quiver Hollows is a very strange, very curious place. It is also home to longtime friends Grimsly, Ollie, Ming, and Penelope. In a town where everyone is spectacularly abnormal, Grimsly feels bad about being terribly, unforgivably normal, as the town's pet funeral director. So when a series of strange and disturbing mundane occurrences begins plaguing Quiver Hollows, well, Grimsly fears his growing celebrity just might be to blame since everyone knows that the things you focus on the most have an uncanny way of shaping your world. 
The group of friends also learn that the bones in the pet cemetery are thought to be the source of the strange magic that binds the town of Quiver Hollows. With the bones now gone, the town's magic is quickly dissipating. Will it ultimately become as common and ordinary as everywhere else?



Review:

This middle grade novel is jam-packed with fantasy, vivid mental images, and magic.

Grimsly is the main character, he's Quiver Hollows' residential pet funeral director. He's astoundingly normal in a town where nothing is normal about it. Soon, his normalcy is upset when Quiver Hollows starts becoming normal. At first, he believes it is all his fault, but he soon finds out it goes beyond a simple explanation.

Accompanied by his friends, and a few foes, Grimsly sets out to make Quiver Hollows Quiver Hollows again. He leaves town and goes to the outside world, stumbling upon a school where the students are taught magic doesn't exist by a hateful dictator who has a past in dealing with magic.
Chaos ensues, and the rest you'll just have to read about. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.
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