Publication date: June 17, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Brynn Chapman
Arabella Holmes was born different and raised different. After it became apparent she wouldn’t fit the role of a proper 1900′s lady, her father, Sherlock, called in some lingering favors, and landed her a position at the Mutter Museum. The museum was Arabella’s dream; she was to become a purveyor of abnormal science. What her father called a BoneSeeker.
Henry Watson arrives at the Mutter Museum with a double assignment–to become a finder of abnormal antiquities and to watch over and keep Arabella Holmes. An easy task, if he could only get her to speak to him instead of throwing knives in his general direction.
But this is no time for child’s play. The two teens are assigned to a most secret exploration, when the hand of a Nephilim is unearthed in upstate New York. Soon, Arabella and Henry are caught in a fight for their lives as scientific debate swirls around them. Are the bones from a Neanderthal … or are they living proof of fallen angels, who supposedly mated with humans according to ancient scrolls?
Sent to recover the skeleton, they discover they are the second team to have been deployed and the entire first team is dead. And now they must trust their instincts and rely on one another in order to survive and uncover the truth.
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First of all, let me say, I love this cover! That is what first drew me in and made me want to read the book. Then I read the description and knew I had to read it! Who wouldn’t want to read about Sherlock Holmes’ daughter? Throw John Watson’s son into the story, and you have a must read!
The characters in this book are amazing! They are all so well written and extremely interesting! Arabella could probably be characterized as having a bit of a social disorder perhaps even Asperger’s syndrome. She doesn’t interact with people well, but that could also be due to her upbringing. If you know anything about Sherlock Holmes, you know that he is very socially awkward. I love the BBC version of Sherlock played by Benedict Cumberbatch. He just hits the nail on the head for Sherlock’s inability to interact properly with people. Arabella would much rather be in her lab working with bones than out acting like a lady of leisure. I love Henry! He shows so much loyalty to Arabella.
The premise of the story deals with bones thought to be those of fallen angels or neanderthals. It is very exciting and the plot moves very quickly! The settings are intriguing and the way they are described make you feel as if you are immersed in the story. I could feel the gloom and damp. That is rare in so many books! Boneseeker is a book I highly recommend, and I give it 5 stars!
About the Author
Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, Brynn Chapman is the daughter of two teachers. Her writing reflects her passions: science, history and love—not necessarily in that order. In real life, the geek gene runs strong in her family, as does the Asperger’s syndrome. Her writing reflects her experience as a pediatric therapist and her interactions with society’s downtrodden. In fiction, she’s a strong believer in underdogs and happily-ever-afters. She also writes non-fiction and lectures on the subjects of autism and sensory integration and is a medical contributor to online journal The Age of Autism.