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See These Bones

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  27 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Some superheroes want to save the world. Damian is just hoping to save himself.

In the post-Break world of superpowers, necromancy is the one gift nobody wants. Everyone knows what happens to Crows; they go mad and they go bad. That's the story of infamous mass murderers like Crimson Death, Gravedigger, and Sally Cemetery. It's also the story of David Jameson, an otherwise
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Published November 5th 2019 by Ghost Falls Press
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Cass Morrison
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Superhero origin stories can have iffy execution but Chris Tullbane created an interesting character in an interesting world that off riffs off X-Men. There has been an apocalypse along with the introduction of superpowers! Our main character is an 18 year old whose father killed his mother. Father has superpowers and the son has the same one. First part of the book covers him getting from the orphanage to the school, second part is him learning to control his still unidentified superpower. Then ...more
I received a copy of this book for free from BookSirens in exchange for an honest review.

And honest it shall be. For the first 50% of See These Bones I absolutely hated it. By 100%, I am confused and slightly optimistic.

After the "Break", an apocalyptic event that resulted in people developing superpowers, Damian is a Necromancer (a 'Crow'), a type of 'power' best known for driving anybody who has it insane and turning them into (usually mass-) murderers. And now he has to go to school! Wa-hey
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You're going to need a box of kleenex and a seat belt! Great book! Imagine waking up one day and the life in comic books is real plus we still have science. Need less to say, the world goes into the crapper with regular people caught in the middle. Eventually, two sides emerge the Black hats and the Capes - secretly I think they should be the White hats but its not my book. There are tv shows, merchandise, endorsements, etc. Every kid wants a power, they want to go to The Academy. Meet our hero ...more
Charity Solomon
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love love love was such a page turner from the get go.

This book tells of a boy who is destined to be a bad guy. Lose his mind and take people down when he does snap all because he is a Crow, but he is pretty determined to not turn out like his father. Who took his mother from him and left him to learn to fight and only depend on himself. Till a mysterious man comes and offers him a way to perhaps change his fate. After showing up not many people give him even a fighting chance because of the
Ivy Bookdragon
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Such a great twist on the Superhero story!
I enjoyed this book very much and was taken by surprise with how wonderful and likeable the main character Damian is. As a Crow, he's a necromancer and the other students of his new school don't like him because of this as it's believed that Crows turn mad as they get older...

Damian's story starts out very fast paced and there are great side-characters as well. I also loved the way this school works and the unusual dean.
The worldbuilding is wonderful and
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Excellent Future Superhero Read That Is Fun And Gritty

This book is a great to read with its wiseass protagonist and fanciful future world filled with perpetually warring super hero's and villains. Can't emphasize enough how enjoyable it was to discover this first novel by an author who is sure to become a major force in the field.
Fern Edwards
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book will be the death of me

An incredible debut to a captivating story. While the story maybe have started slower then my liking it quickly gained momentum. The action scenes, the humanization, and the character development were phenomenal. Can’t wait for more.
Richard Grizzard
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Worth moving to the top of your list

This school for superheroes novel has absolutely everything that a reader could ask for in the beginning of a new series. Great action. Complex world building. Solid character development. Very impressive.
Ann Marie
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I didn't want to put it down. It is the first novel of a trilogy and really looking forward to the next book.
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher.

I really enjoyed this story! This story is character-driven, specifically focusing on the main character, Damian. With an unhero-like name and unhero-like powers, he finds himself sent to what is essentially a hero school. The world-building for this book isn't too complex. The world splintered with the emergence of those with abilities, and the region Damian lives is essentially guarded by those with abilities.

Damian is a really interesting
Nov 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Thanks to NetGalley, I was able to read “See These Bones”.

The writing style isn’t one I’m accustomed to, so it took me a while to really get into the story. Occasionally, Damian -the main character- directs his dialogue towards the reader, which comes off as invasive as times.

Damian is an 18-year old with a lot of built up anger, and he doesn’t shy away from a plethora of curse words and sexual innuendos, much like any other teenager these days.
Don’t let that fool you, however. Damian is
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Chris began as a gleam in someone’s eye, but birth and childhood were quick to follow. He’s been fortunate enough to live in Spain, Germany, and all over the United States of America, and is busy planning a tour of the distilleries of Scotland.

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