Book Review: Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer


12Publication Date: September 4th 2018

Series: Market of Monsters #1

Goodreads Synopsis

Nita doesn’t murder supernatural beings and sell their body parts on the internet—her mother does that. Nita just dissects the bodies after they’ve been “acquired.” Until her mom brings home a live specimen and Nita decides she wants out; dissecting a scared teenage boy is a step too far. But when she decides to save her mother’s victim, she ends up sold in his place—because Nita herself isn’t exactly “human.” She has the ability to alter her biology, a talent that is priceless on the black market. Now on the other side of the bars, if she wants to escape, Nita must ask herself if she’s willing to become the worst kind of monster.

My Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5

As gruesome and gory as YA can get and I loved every second!

Hi, hello, how ya doin? Am I seriously finally reviewing this book after reading it a few months ago? Yes I am.

Before I go any further, if you are squeamish, not a fan of blood, anything like that, then this book is not for you. 

Not Even Bones was such a good book! In this amazingly gruesome novel we follow Nita, a teenage girl with a love of dissecting bodies. This hobby of hers comes in handy since her mother sells organs and other body parts of “unnatural” creatures on the black market.

I absolutely loved Nita. She was such an enjoyable character to read and learn about. I loved seeing the story unfold through her eyes after her mother sells her to the black-market. In my opinion she’s a very unique character with real layers to her and very different to any other Young Adult protagonists that I’ve read from recently.

I thought Rebecca Schaeffer did an amazing job at the world building in this. It’s set in modern times in a world just like our own however “unnatural” creatures such as vampires and mermaids and a whole others I’d never heard of before. I also thought she did a great job developing the world and atmosphere of the black-market itself.

There’s a romance in this book, or the possible beginnings of one anyways that I really ship. The two characters worked really well together and I’m dying to see what is in store for them in future books.

There was a reason I couldn’t give this a whole 5 stars but it’s been a while since I actually remember this and all I remember is the good things and how overall I had such a good time reading.

Going into this I didn’t realise it was the beginning of a trilogy until my mum mentioned it when she bought me it and I am so happy!

Overall I loved this book and how gruesome and entertaining it was and I can’t wait for the sequel.

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