Bone Key (Supernatural, #3)
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Bone Key (Supernatural #3)

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"Tahun Baru Winchester bersaudara diganggu serangkaian hantu yang tiba-tiba menggila di Key West. Tahun Baru Winchester bersaudara diganggu serangkaian hantu yang tiba-tiba menggila di Key West.

Curiga kejadian itu ada hubungannya dengan para setan yang keluar dari Gerbang Iblis, Sam dan Dean segera mengunjungi kepulauan di selatan benua Amerika itu.

Dan hantu-hantu orang...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published May 4th 2011 by Elex Media (first published August 26th 2008)
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A combination of a potentially great story and complete cheesiness in the end.

The potential is in 'the mysterious ancient power looking for revenge'. Though it is dubious how evil that power is, it could have been a great story. Until the cheese fest near the end of the book. It got so bad that I was embarrassed.

Kelly Flanagan
When it comes to 'based on TV type books my assumptions aren't very high. So going ito this book I was not expecting very big words or much begond a fluffed up script from a tv episode.
Well, I'm at least happy to say that i was wrong there. The book may be an adaptation, and as such the characters follow there on screen personal exactly, but the book is well written, and I will admitt to giggling a few times out loud. :P
Jan 13, 2009 oxana rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Supernatural (tv series), and those interested in the paranormal.
This would be 4 and ½ stars, but since that rating isn’t possible, I will lower it to 4.

“Bone Key” was pretty much like its fellow books, “Nevermore” and “Witch’s Canyon”; full of light teasing between the brothers Dean and Sam, little hints towards the TV show (some bigger than others), and action mingled with light but solid story-telling, which keeps your nose glued to the pages and doesn’t make a dull read on the worst of days.

As a story, “Bone Key” is traditional Supernatural quality. The t...more
While I like the idea behind this, it just didn't come together very well. Part of the problem may have been that there were too many viewpoints from characters that usually had no other purpose than to die. A few of these would have been fine, but there was more than enough. The characterizations of Sam and Dean were on maybe half the time -- maybe -- though I'd venture closer to forty percent. Bobby fared better after a somewhat strange beginning. Some of the dialogue was so badly worded I cou...more
Ah, this is more like it! Sam and Dean go down to Key West to hunt ghosts. what's not to like?

I liked this book better than "Witch's Canyon", because the story was more what I had expected from these kinds of books. Where "Witch's Canyon" just introduced tons of OCs seemingly without direction, Bone Key creates OCs, people you get to know and who actually play a part in the things that are about to happen.

And there's tons of things going on, starting with Sam and Dean going down to Key West, to...more
amelia cavendish
Jan 05, 2009 amelia cavendish rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no-one who likes SPN
I don't think I've ever given a book two stars before, and I thought that this story wasn't going to be too bad, despite both Dean and Sam having hazel eyes. The story is set in Florida and I do love the idea of the Winchester brothers being in touristy areas together, plus the bad guy is a good one (if you know what I mean!). However, the characterisation for the boys just goes from bad to worse through the book. The way that Dean and Sam interact doesn't work for me most of the time, and the d...more
Sierra Rose
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Sarah Maddaford
This book got fairly close to reading like an episode of Supernatural. Dean, Sam and Bobby are in character and react to things the way I expected. I was a bit disappointed at the pacing and the method of defeating the bad guy. The pacing couldn't be helped because an episode of Supernatural goes much faster than any book could. Beating the bad guy though was a bit more deus ex machina or out-of-character or something than I prefer. It would have been better to have some kind of spell or somethi...more
I think that Keith R. A. DeCandido is my favorite author when it comes to the supernatural book series, he is funny, easy to read, and hard to put down. I also love that he includes a music list that goes along with his books along with a placement for his books within the supernatural tv. That not only get me engaged in the books using my love for the tv series but, also it helps to know a little back story without reading an annoyingly long prologue.

This was a great story placed in Key West, F...more
How does a writer with so much experience crank out such a lousy novel? Especially when he has the Supernatural universe to play around in! Terrible plotting, dull pacing, painful dialog, and cheesy humor run rampant throughout. I know it's just a TV tie-in novel, but still. Sam and Dean come across as being incompetent, and it's a major plot hole of the book that they didn't get killed at some point. And what's up with all the lame attempts at comedy? And running into the ghosts of Harry S. Tru...more
Julene Ds
There are a few reasons why I gave this book such a low rating, despite being a supernatural book with a decent enemy.


1. The use of certain phrases in conversation that Dean or Sam would never use. 'lockpicking skillz' (yes with a z) and 'emo' were used in normal conversation way too much. What they would say didnt always feel like their character (to be far most of the time it was ok).

2. Horrible, annoying and long back stories. An entire chapter to just say another person...more
A really fun read. I love how DeCandido captures the voices and personalities of Dean, Sam and Bobby with ease. And this story, set right after Christmas in season 3 (after the hell gate was opened, after Dean made the bargain to get Sammy brought back to life), fits right into the SPN canon.

Darker and heavier than this author's first novel in the series, the plot here is tighter and the elements are more deftly handled than in book 2 (which DeCandido did not write, btw). Also, introducing an an...more
Melissa Van Ostaeyen
Wow, I've seriously got a love-hate relationship with these books. Love: they give me something to do while it's not Supernatural Tuesday (or Wednesday, since I live in Belgium). Hate: I don't even like reading them half of the time. But I can't stop! What is this black magic?
I had high hopes for this one, still turned out to be disappointing. All characters were as flat as paper, even Sam an Dean. I had to roll my eyes at a couple of their overambitious one-liners and there was something off a...more
Summer Robinson
This was a good book if you are a fan of the show. I don't think it would make much sense to someone who has not watched the series, and it wouldn't be very enjoyable. Some mis spellings, and an annoying use of Z in place of S. For example "skillz" instead of "skills". Overall a good read for a fan.
A new literary adventure for the Winchester boys. The books are great for being able to take them to locations the show can't. There are only so many places Vancouver can emulate on mainland America and sadly, Florida isn't one of them. Enjoyable romp for anybody who's a fan of the show
Leslie ( Cerridwen)
Like to see the boys have a little fun in the sun in Key West. Also liked to see that they got to talk to one of the spirits , and develope a friendly relationship somewhat, with them.
It wasn't quite as funny as the other books, but still a good read between between series breaks.
I just love supernatural! I actually really enjoyed this book. It read just like an episode of the show(not one of the most amazing episodes but a good one none the less). It would be interesting to actually see this book as an episode.
It was exciting and I blazed through it in one day. The way they introduced the other ghosts was really cool, and I liked the addition of Hemingway. Very cool.
this book is much better than witch canyon.. in this book, there's plenty of dean and sam witty remarks and it's so them lol also so many interactions between the brothers and that's the very plus side of this book...
but i think if anyone read the book before watching the series, it will be difficult to understand since the author mentioned lot of scenes in the series without explaining them any further, so if anyone who didn't watch the show or new fans, will find it difficult to understand.....more
Good book, but I liked the other 2 better...towards the end it got a little "out there" even for Supernatural standards.
i loved this book. it should have been an episode for sure. that would have been awesome to see.
Nacho Gamboa
De la larga lista de cosas que están mal con este libro, tal vez la peor sea que los personajes son completamente diferentes, no solo a los de la serie (que a estas alturas no me sorprende), si no que ni siquiera se parecen a los de "Nevermore" (mucho menos a los de Witch's canyon). Además por muy buenas ideas que tenga DeCandido, es simplemente incapaz de desarrollarlas, empiezan muy bien pero poco a poco se pierde el hilo de la historia en un montón de descripciones innecesarias y aburridas so...more
Absolutely loved it. Want to read the next book in the series.
Bone Key(Supernatural)
By Keith R.A DeCandido
290 pages
isbn13: 9780061435034
This book was absolutely amazing, just like the T.V. show itself. This book has outdone itself. The Winchester brothers, Dean and Sam, are bounty hunters. They hunt for demons. They must work together to kill these demons. Sam and Dean go to Key West, Florida to continue their fight with demons. They must save the town of Key West. The town has been over run with Demons and Ghosts. Will they be able to do it? You should re...more
I tend to be very picky when it comes to reading the Supernatural novels, because like most books that are based on a TV show, they can be pretty bad. So before I read one I read as many reviews as I can. This one surprisingly had pretty good reviews and I'm not sure why. I ended up skipping Nevermore because it was reviewed poorly and read Witch's Canyon first. Which I enjoyed it was fairly spot on when it came to the characters and the story was entertaining. I should have realized when pickin...more
I really enjoyed this book. I enjoyed the plot, I enjoyed reading the scenes without Sam and Dean just as I enjoyed the ones with them.

But like so many others have said I don't think the characterisations were captured that well. Sometimes I could clearly hear Sam/Dean/Bobby saying the lines out lines, but other times not at all.
I didn't like all the mention of various song titles. I know Dean is meant to be really into his music but as I hadn't heard of most of the songs mentioned this descript...more
Supernatural, the television show, without a doubt ranks in my Top 10 of all time favorite tv shows. It is a great mix of suspense, darkness, lightness, humor, gore, and tales of the weird and strange. It also has two great actors, Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, who have really brought the characters to life and given them a presence. When I read these books, it's their voices I hear in my head, their cadences and rhythms of their speech, and their way with phrases and sarcasm. I can even im...more
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I’m a curious sort so bought a few of the Supernatural books even though I’ve mostly heard that they aren’t very good.

Starting with the first one, Nevermore, I look to the back cover and find the blurb interesting. Killings based on Edgar Allan Poe stories, hence the title. Sounds pretty good.

Hate the cover picture. What are the boys wearing?

Learn that the author has a lot of books out, mainly in TV universes like Star Trek, Buffy, WOW, Resident Evil, etc. . .

I browse around the acknowledgments...more
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“No, he focused on the one thing that he knew would keep him grounded the way the demon said he'd need to be.
"Take your brother outside as fast as you can - don't look back. Now, Dean, go!"
Sam's not dying. Not on my watch. You protect your family no matter what.
I'm coming for you, Sammy. Just hold tight.
And don't look back.

He opened his eyes. Behind him, he could hear Kat's voice muttering an incantation in a language he didn't recognize. It wasn't Latin, certainly. Since it was demon magic, it was probably some language that was even more dead than Latin.
The chanting stopped.
Dean screamed.”
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