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I love reading! I read books about anything, any time, any place.

Doll Bones - Holly Black

Doll Bones -

'There’s people who do things and people who never do—who say they will someday, but they just don’t. I want to go on a quest. I’ve always wanted to go on a quest. And now that I have one, I’m not backing down from it. I’m not going home until it’s complete.'

 

I picked up this book from my local library after watching some BookTubers reviewing it. It was okay, I liked it, I enjoyed it. It wasn't the best novel, but it is a child's book. In that respect, thinking of my 10 year old self - yes, I would have loved it back then....

 

It's a pretty creepy concept, the idea of a doll being the body of a dead girl. I felt like the start was very, very drawn out and dull. It took a while for the action to begin. The were some elements that were very exaggerated - the whole running away from home fiasco - but when I think about the target audience, it figures. The book has an interesting storyline though, and the concept of the doll and the back story was intriguing. 

 

Overall, a very quick read and the illustrations are wonderful. I am aiming to pick up some of the modern faerie tales Holly Black has written, shall see how I go with them. I am quite glad I didn't buy this one for myself though.

 

Any one else a fan of this author? Any recommendations?