✓ Read ✓ Bonechiller by Graham McNamee ✓ Danny and his father live in Harvest Cove, Canada otherwise known as the ghost town located in the middle of nowhere The winters in Harvest Cove are brutal, leaving Danny and his friends with little to do in terms of recreation apart from drive around aimlessly and get home before dark And it s imperative that they get home before darkbecause dark is when something much sinister comes out to play.
It is difficult to review this book without giving too much away I wasn t entirely sure what to expect when I started and I think that s probably the best way for a reader to go into it There were parts that surprised me, but mostly because of the genre changes in between I read this book solely because Graham McNamee was the author I previously read Acceleration by him and it became one of my top ten most favorite books ever I ve been anxious to read his other w It kept my interest.
I really liked Acceleration by this author so I wanted to try another of his books and bought this It was not as good But I think teenagers will like it better than I It s about a group of teenagers in Canada Two boys get bit by a demon and their bodies start changing Their friends help.
The best part was the personality Ash She competed in female boxing matches She and Danny are on the way to becoming a couple not there yet She says things like lets race, if you win you can cop a feel The ending was good They did some fun teenager type things to fight the demon.
The worst part was the author s grammar Way too many sentences start with Me and mom are Me and Howie had Her and Pike check their guns It was too often and annoying.
DATA Narrative mode 1st person Danny Story length 294 pages Swearing language mild Sexual content none Sett A scary, thriller type book that had me curious the entire time as to whether the characters would all survive or not After all, they didn t shy away from death in this book, and the creature kills both before and during the events of that Winter Things I really liked Ash.
No seriously, I wish Ash was the main character She is a kick ass Boxer, who scoffs burgers, sports black eyes and generally doesn t take shit from anybody especially Danny There s a couple of moments where some characters not exactly question, but bring up her lack of femininity but Danny blows off these questions, loves her for who she is etc, and well, Ash doesn t give a damn what anyone thinks and just stays being herself There s no mad dash for make up or pretty hairstyles when the romance develops, she just accepts Danny and herself and I loved that.
Review by Jake KirkBonechiller is freaky in an awesome way The book is much like a horror movie but avoids all of the cliches Our protagonist, Danny, is a regular guy with a troubled past His father keeps moving him from town to town attempting to escape their nightmare by moving further away from society.
One night, while walking home he s assaulted by a hideous beast that stings him, but then leaves him for no reason He soon finds out that his situation is dangerous and the stakes higher than he ever thought.
As I said earlier Bonechiller takes all the best parts of horror and amputates cliches such as the shriveling, mutilated, infectious mass that is the dumb blond in high heels It s a clever adventure that you won t want to Terrifically creepy McNamee s chilling tale of the mysterious icy monster grabbed me from the first page The ancient Bonechiller has stalked the little town of Harvest Cove for centuries and now it is after Danny and his friend Howie but who will believe them The vast Canadian wilderness is almost a character here and the cold came right out of the pages as I read This a wild ride, literally, with snowmobile chases, cracking ice, massive explosions and four great teen characters, including a female boxer Don t start this one if you don t have time to finish it because you won t be able to put this one down
This is a weak 3 stars, could be given a two, but I did just like it so I m giving it a three The characters are interesting and the story is definitely scary, but for some reason it didn t really grab me, didn t want me to keep reading to find out what happens I didn t get that feeling of not being able to put it down, which was missing.
The reason I didn t love it is that the killing creature isn t ever really identified, what it is, does it capture the souls of the teenagers it takes or are those just dream images and why does it only attack teenagers and why only some Too many questions left unanswered, even Dannny, who tells the story, is irrated by the no answers.
The reason I do like the book a little is that I really enjoyed the characters of Ash, Danny, Pike and Howie The reader gets to experience some encounters with the beast, but most of the encounters took place in the past In the beginning of the story, Danny has a confrontation with the beast which opens his eyes to this new world Near the middle of the story, one of Danny s close friends, Howie, becomes very sick and they find out that it was again the workings of the beast We came to find that this beast was injecting his victims with a sort of venom that did mysterious things to their minds and bodies so that it could take them and kill them for its own purposes The majority of the book deals with how Danny and his friends will escape and or beat the wrath of the beast Near the beginning, Danny encountered the beast He was afraid to tell his friends about the beast because at first, he didn t believe it himself Eventually, he did tell them although he knew Zeer sterk begin, het einde viel daarom een beetje tegen
sometimes you read a book that s engaging and creepy and well written but it s just missing something, you know this book was definitely one of those books for me the creature was creepy and the setting was chilling no pun intended, but i felt like there was all of this wonderful build up and then it would just drop off into stupid shit for a few chapters, view spoiler like a boxing match which was clearly just a ploy to set up for some cutesy little thing where a motto was reused and it was supposed to be full circle but it was just forced and awkward or him getting a boner from riding on the back of a motorcycle with her for four fucking pages parts of this book were a complete waste like, literally basically 100 or so pages of it could have been spared, because i don t really care about how much ash wan WELCOME TO NOWHEREDanny S Dad Takes A Job As Caretaker At A Marina On The Shore Of A Vast, Frozen Lake In Harvest Cove, A Tiny Town Tucked Away In Canada S Big Empty If You Re Looking For Somewhere To Hide, This Is ItIt S The Worst Winter In Years One Night, Running In The Dark, Danny Is Attacked By A Creature So Strange And Terrifying He Tries To Convince Himself He Was Hallucinating Then He Learns About Native American Legends Of A Monster That S Haunted The Lake For A Thousand Years And That Every Generation, In The Coldest Winters, Kids Have Disappeared Into The Night People Think They Ran AwayDanny Knows Better Because Now The Beast Is After Him