Nita isn’t your average teenage girl. Actually, she's the exact opposite. For one thing, she prefers dissecting bodies over going shopping at the mall. It's part of the family business. Her mother brings home the bodies of unnaturals, supernatural beings living alongside the human race, and Nita dissects them. One day, Nita's mom returns home with a live boy. She wants no part of dissecting live bodies, and Nita comes up with a plan to free the boy. In taking that risk, Nita herself ends up being sold in his place on the black market. This is what she gets for doing a good deed. Now she must free herself.
BTSYA / Teen Reader (14):
I enjoyed Not Even Bones mostly because of the suspense and plot twists which are quite unimaginable. I like how every small thing that Nita and the other characters do completely change the plot and come into play later. Not Even Bones includes lessons like “don’t judge a book by its cover.” Nita looks like an average teenager but she is much more than that.
This is a book for people who like suspense, thrillers, and supernatural genres. The plot contains violence and is gory enough to make it unsuitable for younger audiences. It will entertain those 13-16 year-olds and would be a great book to buy for yourself and read at night for a small scare. Not Even Bones is the first book in The Market of Monsters trilogy and is followed by Only Ashes Remain and When Villains Rise.
Readers who like scary fantasy horrors will find this everything they could ask for - great plot, lots of twists, and little details that have a big impact on the story.
Graphic violence, including kidnapping and death. Our reviewer describes the book as "gory."
This is the first book in a horror fantasy trilogy.
Read this for fun. Nita's choice could create an interesting conversation. Was the price of doing the "right thing" worth it? Was she doing the right thing (in the context of the story)? The book sets up several moral dilemmas and gives readers something to think about.
14 and Up
13 and Up
Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™ . Reviewer's Age: 14
Borrow. It is a good book, but you probably won't come back to it again.