Welcome to day's stop on the Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman Blog Tour presented by Month9Books and hosted by Chapter by Chapter. Today's stop is a review as well as a chance to enter the great giveaway that is being run throughout this tour.
I originally signed up for the blog tour after reading the blurb and the premise for Boneseeker. I found the idea of the daughter of Sherlock Holmes intriguing and the promised story line sounded like it would make good reading with lots of adventure and romance.
I was not to be disappointed.
Ms Chapman takes her time to lead us into the story giving us a chance to get to know both main characters Arabella and Henry and to understand their back story together and to set us up for what’s to come. Once the action starts there is no going back, as it continues all the way to the end taking the reader along for the ride.
Ms Chapman manages to weave a story that is equal parts action, adventure and romance. Told in alternating chapters from both Arabella and Henry’s point of view, it nicely builds the romance whilst introducing different elements of the mystery, but by bit, to the reader in it till the end. The storyline itself was also really interesting in the elements that were weaved together, with a great mix of historical and fiction, and the how it all came together.
I really liked Ms Chapman’s take on what a child of Sherlock Holmes might be like. Arabella, having been brought up by Sherlock Holmes himself and inheriting a number of Holmes characteristics finds it hard to fit in to what London society thinks a woman of that time should be. She is incredibly intelligent, having earned herself a degree studying bones, however having grown up in a household largely devoid of emotion, she doesn’t understand how emotions can affect her or how to relate to the emotions of those around her. However, despite this, I still found my self able to relate and loved the emotional growth that she shows in the book with the help of those people who care for her around her.
Overall an enjoyable story that kept me entertained till the end. So if you are looking for an entertaining read with both romance, and action, secret societies and a great mystery to be solved, then I would definitely recommend Boneseeker.
I give this story 3 ½ stars.
Publication date: June 17, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Brynn Chapman
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 favours, 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.
ABOUT BRYNN CHAPMAN:
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.
· 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)
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