Firstly, as you can see on my LibraryThing or Goodreads, I am a big fan of Kathy Reichs’ Temperance Brennan series. I find her books entertaining with thrilling plots and I also enjoy the scientific side of the books. I also think that they are very well written and thought through. No need to say that I totally love Bones, the TV series.
Secondly, I didn’t buy this book, I got is as a Christmas present.
Now I think I am ready to dive into my review.
When I received this book I was really excited as I haven’t read Kathy Reichs’ book for a while, so I was really looking forward to it. Then I realised that this book isn’t about Tempe and what’s more, it is classified in Young Adult (YA) literature. Don’t get me wrong, I have read my fair share of YA literature but it isn’t my first choice when I reach for a book. With this in mind I still like to believe that I approached this book with reasonably open mind.
After I finished the book I realised, that I have few issues with it. Actually, I kind of realised that while reading it, but how much relevant they are is up to you to judge. To start with, the main character is a 14-year-old, but I can’t imagine anyone of that age to have such a depth of knowledge and particular skills, not to mention such a freedom to run around any time of the day or night. I think the whole story would be more believable if she was 16/17 years. As in most of the other YA books, all the main characters acquire super powers. Nothing wrong with that if you are into it, but as I was reading, I repeatedly kept wondering how much similar this is to Twilight – the part about knowledge sharing and communicating between wolves.
Overall the book was incredibly light read to the point where I started questioning how much time did Kathy spent on it. Maybe it is just me, but when I want to read Kathy Reichs’ book, I just expect more. As you can see I was pretty disappointed by the book, but I am happy to admit that this is partly my fault because I had high expectations. So to be fair, I give this book 3 stars but I know for sure that I don’t want to read sequel to this. I will just wait for the proper Tempe book, if there is ever going to be another one.