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Bone Driven

(The Foundling #2)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  1,770 ratings  ·  167 reviews

The bayou is burning, the battle is just beginning - and Luce Boudreau is smack in the middle of no-man's land . . .

Life as a cop in Canton Town, Mississippi, is never dull - particularly when hiding deep within you is a demon bent on the apocalypse. Luce is doing her best to pretend her two worlds aren't crashing into each other, but what should be a routine arson in

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Published May 31st 2018 by Piatkus
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Look guys, this author is not getting the credit she deserves. Her books are freaking Ilona Andrew's good! I can't give a higher compliment than that.

Okay, so I will do a tiny bit of spoiling from the first book because that book was mostly the set-up for this world and story.

Luce is a cop who was found in the swamp as a kid and adopted by a cop. She has lived her life pretty happily even though she knew she was different because of weird markings on her arms and a phone call once a year on a ma
Bex (Beckie Bookworm)

This one starts not long after the first book concludes.
Luce while still in the dark on some things is now awake when it comes to who and what she once was and what is lurking underneath beneath this new skin of hers.
She is wholly determined to try and keep the evil alter-ego underneath leashed and contained.
She has also been recruited to work for the NSB a coalition aimed at containing the Charun threat.
So this one is of a much slower pace than its predecessor: it still has plenty of action but
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Second in the Foundling series, Bone Driven picks up about a week after the violent and emotional finale of Bayou Born. There isn’t any kind of leisurely intro and if you haven’t read the first book, there’s no way you’ll get all the nuances of this one. Even if you have, initially there’s still that slight feeling of being lost, though that might be because I read the first book last year. After glancing at the initial page, I put the book right down and did a mini recap for myself so I could I ...more
4.5 Yay!

This series is getting better and better. I love the good Horseman that we have here and I really enjoy all the side characters as well.

The story goes on, we have again a few mysteries to solve and some things from the previous book get a proper ending. I will miss (view spoiler) and I'll definitely miss(view spoiler). Basically, I'll miss (view spoiler).

The romantic story does
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book wasn’t as exciting as the first, it this was hardly surprising as it dealt really with the fallout from Bayou Born. It’s a complex world that Edwards has built and I was personally grateful to consolidate, clarify and integrate the knowledge from the first book which was really *out there*. Luce has had a really bad time in this book. Her whole world view has spun on a dime and her life and world has been turned upside down. It was touching to see how she bonded with her coterie and ho ...more
Jen Davis
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One day I will learn how to savor a good book like a fine glass of wine. One day, but not today.

I inhaled this book with the fervor of one finding oxygen on a dying planet. It took me a few chapters to remember everything that was going on, but once I got my bearings, it was all systems go. And it was over far too quickly.

As the story begins, the clock is ticking on Luce’s days with the police force. At the end of the last book, she was forced into an agreement to go work for the demon task forc

“You are nothing like what I expected, Luce Boudreau.”
“I get that a lot.” I squinted up at him, thankful for the nightlight illuminating the hallway. “One day the peer pressure is going to get to me, and I’m going to embrace my inner psychopath so I can start living up to everyone’s expectations.”
Lady Heather

***Happy Release Day!***

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Piatkus
ISBN: (ebook)
ISBN: (print)
eBook release: May 31, 2018
Print release: May 31, 2018
The Foundling, Book Two
Length: Novel

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I loved this book!
This is the second book in "The Foundling" series.
The first book is a must-read, as this story continues on from where the first book finishes.

The story, characters, and writing are AMAZING!
I love the world this author has created and I like where she's going with the series.

The protagonist (Luce) i
Douglas Meeks
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It took me a few chapters and some help from a friend to remember what this series was about since I had waited longer than I meant to get to read this second book of the Foundling series but once it got rolling it was like I could not sleep until I got finished with it.

Luce and her coterie roll into this story with several things going on and the upcoming move from the local police dept is not the least of it (still wondering if that is really going to be permanent) and the action once it start
Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
Jun 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I was hoping something juicy would happen. Maybe there’d be a great reveal. Ah, well.
There was too much focus on the dynamics between Luce and her coterie. I think a strong mystery to propel the plot to pick up the pacing would have been more interesting. There’s a little more character development.
Emma James
Dec 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm definitely digging this whole concept.
Great idea for a story.
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Full disclosure, I'm DEEPLY smitten with this series. Deeply. Like, I'm twitching for the next book already even though I just finished this one moments ago. There's something about Luce's messed up, complicated, dangerous world that works for me on so many levels.

Frankly, she's a bit of a mess and she has no idea how, exactly, she fits into the information she's learning about herself because the Luce everybody expects to see isn't the Luce they've found and IT'S COMPLICATED. In the best way. F
Woof! I loved it,and will be jumping right into Death Knell. However, bring tissue. Along about 95% you get kicked in the feels...a couple of times...three, actually. Then there’s me trying to explain to the Mr why I’m crying. “See, it’s like this, you know the four horsemen of the apocalypse? Well, they’re really sisters, and...” He didn’t get it.
*Source* Amazon
*Genre* Urban Fantasy
*Rating* 3.5


Bone Driven is the second installment in author Hailey Edwards' Foundling series. Picking up shortly after the ending of Bayou Born, Luce Boudreau has only a few weeks left as a Canton Police Officer after agreeing to join the National Security Branch of the FBI. In a strange way, Luce is stuck between two worlds; the world where she worked her ass off in order to become a decent police officer despite all the rumors, innuendos, and secre
Jun 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Hm nothing really happened I’m a bit let down
Jun 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy, arc
I am really enjoying this series and the interconnections between Luce and the Whitehorse crew and how she is coming to deal with the way that filling in the blanks in her past is throwing such a wrench into the life and family she'd made for herself. As we learn more of what is going on with the threat to the world, more interesting players with their own agendas are thrown into the mix, the result of all of the above kept me turning the pages, keeping my fingers crossed for things to turn out ...more
I guess I’m the odd man out on this series. While I really do like the characters and the writing flows well, there wasn’t a bit of over-all plot-progression in this story. All threads we were really interested in at the end of the last book remained virtually static. Luce is still in the dark about what to do or how to handle her “other” self. Cole is still just as distant and distrustful of Luce as he was in the first book - although there is the smallest smidgeon of softening, he was nothing ...more
FV Angela
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The second book in Hailey Edwards Foundling series picks up right where the first book, Bayou Born, left readers hanging. Luce has just discovered who she is and where she comes from, and most importantly, who the mysterious men of White Horse security are to her. It’s a terrible revelation for a woman who has always felt different, but has made a comfortable home with her adoptive father and close group of friends and has a car
Rambling Reader
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Bone Driven takes Luce, the gang (coterie and Rixton), and her new NSB partner deep into a case of murder and mayhem as fires start taking lives, and they need to figure out whether Conquest and War were the only sisters who made it through to Earth.

Edwards crafts some masterful character development, revealing layers to each of her characters as she builds up the mystery even more.

In the midst of all of the mayhem, Luce has to figure out what role she plays in her own coterie. Despite others
My ARC didn’t have a ‘previously on Foundling’ introduction and I really wish it had, because sooo much happened and I had forgotten so many of the plot twists.

Anyhoo, Luce Boudreau lives in Canton Town, Mississippi. She was found in the swamp 15 years ago as a child, with no recollection of how she got there or her name. In the first book – spoiler alert – she found out that she was actually Conquest, a Charon from another dimension, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse but her breaking t
Aug 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: z2020
I like this series but I don't love it. Most of the book seemed like a rehash of the first book until the end where all kinds of crazy plot happened. The author started some dangling threads in the first book and left them dangling still in the second book. I'm hoping the third book moves everything forward. If it's another rehash I might drop the series. ...more
Jul 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Can't wait for the next one. RTC ...more
Aug 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another great read in the series. If you know Hailey then you know the world will be layered, there will be secrets and the romance will be angsty and slow.
Sara Oxton
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Bone Driven by Hailey Edwards a five-star read that will drive you to read every page until the last. This is the second book in the Foundling series and if you haven’t read the first book go get it now and read it first, if you have read it, go back and read it now, as you will get so much more out of this book if you do. The love I have for this author is no small thing, I will admit that, but I enjoyed the first book in the series, but it wasn’t my all time favourite by the author, this one s ...more
Meredyth Winter
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Better and Better

This series gets better with every book. Hailey Edwards has knocked it out of the park with this one. I cannot wait for the next book!!
Eva Millien
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Release Week Review! Bone Driven (Founding # 2) Hailey Edwards!  

The bayou is burning, the battle is just beginning - and Luce Boudreau is smack in the middle of no-man's land . . .
Life as a cop in Canton Town, Mississippi, is never dull - particularly when hiding deep within you is a demon bent on the apocalypse. Luce is doing her best to pretend her two worlds aren't crashing into each other, but what should be a routine arson investigation takes a shocking turn when Luce discovers a link bet
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Downloaded thanks to publisher of netgalley in exchange for an honest review!

Picked this one up the moment I completed Bayou Born. In most reading experiences I need a day before diving into another book. For this series so far that wasn't the case. This series so far is very character driven that is the focus while the plot is helping us learn more of the characters.

It's a paranormal set in Canton, Mississippi so it's a small town atmosphere. A place where odd things get to happen in swamps or
Elena Linville
I liked this less than the first book, probably because it suffers from the typical second book in a series syndrome: you have to deal with the aftermath of book 1 and set up the rest of the story for future books, so the actual story of this book suffers as a consequence.

Most of this book draaaaags until the action suddenly picks up in the last 30 pages or so. It reminds me of Harry Potter books when Voldemort was kind enough to wait until the end of each school year for a show down with Harry.
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Review posted on Got Fiction?

This book picks up exactly where the last one left off. This is important because there's very little going over of older events. You should read this series in order.

In the last book, Luce's house was trashed. I mean, dragon-sized demons will do that to a house. So she's rebuilding and trying her hardest to keep her secret self hidden, but still keep her humanity.


I did not spoil this in the last review, but it's integral to the plot...

Luce was found in
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Hailey Edwards writes about questionable applications of otherwise perfectly good magic, the transformative power of love, the family you choose for yourself, and blowing stuff up. Not necessarily all at once. That could get messy. She lives in Alabama with her husband, their daughter, and a herd of dachshunds.

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