Title The Bone Houses
Author Emily Lloyd-Jones
Release Date September 24, 2019
Description from Amazon
Seventeen-year-old Aderyn (“Ryn”) only cares about two things: her family and her family’s graveyard. And right now, both are in dire straits. Since the death of their parents, Ryn and her siblings have been scraping together a meager existence as gravediggers in the remote village of Colbren, which sits at the foot of a harsh and deadly mountain range that was once home to the fae. The problem with being a gravedigger in Colbren, though, is that the dead don’t always stay dead.
The risen corpses are known as “bone houses,” and legend says that they’re the result of a decades-old curse. When Ellis, an apprentice mapmaker with a mysterious past, arrives in town, the bone houses attack with new ferocity. What is it that draws them near? And more importantly, how can they be stopped for good?
Together, Ellis and Ryn embark on a journey that will take them into the heart of the mountains, where they will have to face both the curse and the deeply-buried truths about themselves.
Notes About the Description
This book was floating around at Book Con 2019 and I wasn’t able to grab a copy. To be honest, it wasn’t on my radar. I’m not a fan of the horror genre and I heard that this was supposed to lean heavily toward horror. After reading some reviews and seeing some hype, I think this book is more up my alley than I originally realized. I’m getting a lot of Smoke and Key by Kelsey Sutton vibes from this description and I loved that book.
I will most definitely be reading this book before Halloween!
Stay tuned for my review!