Spending the summer on an archeological dig sounds like fun, and it would be, if Paige Patterson didn t have to work for her dad--the man who walked out on their family. Luckily, her best friend Emily Linton is also interning for her d ...more
“You will fall in love, but you won’t help her and she’s going to die.”
This was a really interesting YA murder-mystery story, with a bit of archaeology thrown in.
I liked Paige in this story, and it was sad that she had had such a difficult time during her parent’s divorce. For one of her oldest friends to then go missing the way she did was really awful for her, espec ...more
~ I recieved an ARC of Bone Deep from Spencer Hill Press in exchange for an honest review ~
Bone Deep is a very unique and interesting take on the YA murder-mystery genre. It features a unique setting, diverse characters with interesting backgrounds and stories to tell. And there is also some archeology thrown into the mix, too, which was very interest and something I've not encountered in YA before.
I'm a big fan of mysteries, especially murder on ...more
Review also at Pinker Than Fiction Reviews.
While Bone Deep has some fascinating elements, it never quite develops into a truly engrossing mystery.
I enjoy a good mystery, so I had high hopes for Bone Deep. The summary entices and in some ways it lives up to those expectations. The insight into an archeological dig is amazing. The history is intriguing and adds a slightly sinister atmosphere to the story. In much the same way, Jalen is a great character, caught between two worlds b ...more
An epic thriller set in Arizona, Bone Deep is a whirlwind novel that is hard to put down. With its plucky protagonist and unique plot, readers will find themselves immersed in this mystery. This is definitely a book that will be read in one sitting by most!
Bone Deep is an amazing mystery about the disappearance of the main character, Paige's, best friend, Emily. There are strange clues left behind that keep the characters on their toes. This book is filled with action, second-guesses a ...more
More like a 3.5 rating.
Source: I received this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for review consideration. This in no way affects my review; all opinions are my own. Thank you, Spencer Hill!
Bone Deep is an interesting and engaging thriller about the search for a missing girl. It's set in the Arizona desert with a focus on archaeology and Navajo culture. I really liked the book's unique theme
“It seemed proof that fear could open doors to other worlds, that the greater the fear we produced in ourselves, the greater the power it gave us to tap into those worlds.”
Bone Deep was a mixed bag for me. It had a lot of promise, as I went into the novel thinking it was going to be dark and atmospheric. Instead, it struggled with the kind of story it wanted to tell, fluctuating between an almost paranormal kind of mystery and saccharine romance.
Seventeen year old Paige has not dealt well with her parent's recent divorce. When she is forced to go across country for the summer to stay with her archaeologist father, Paige is determined not to make the best of it. However a reunion with a long lost friend, and the addition of a new cute dig project co-worker Jalen, start changing her whole summer outlook. But when one of there group goes missing, Paige and Jalen have to work ...more
Knowing little about Native American culture and mythology, Bone Deep is a fascinating look at an anthropological dig in Arizona, where Paige Patterson goes spend the summer with her recently divorced dad. The descriptions of the ruins and the tombs are so detailed that you can almost feel the heat of the desert in your back. When Paige's best friend goes missing, she finds herself entangled in a mystery as deep as ...more
Kim did a wonderful job with the setting of the archeologist dig. I learned some things I ...more
The mystery in the novel was fast-paced and the author did an excellent job of keeping the reader guessing. There was however something about the way the final action went down that felt a little off. The guilty character seemed a little over done to me.
That nitpick as ...more
I liked the Arizona setting, and the archaeology. The Native American mythology was used cleverly as an integral part of the plot.
The story was a bit slow going, so the first third could have had a slightly quicker pace to match the ending. Final third was good - filled with suspense and tension.
I received an arc of this book from Netgalley.
I received Bone Deep from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.