Elizabeth’s Mini Library: The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Presenting Elizabeth's Mini Library: The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones. Reviewed by Libby Goby for In the Stacks. 

Hey everyone! I'm Libby Goby and welcome to my video book review for In The Stacks. Todays review is The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones. This novel follows gavedrigger Ryn and her adventure to save her family and town. Ryn saw her first Bone House when she was a child. She’d wandered too far into the forest and there it was, a monster of bone and rotten flesh. Her father saved her from the risen corpse and taught her the ways of the forest. Her small village did not dare leave the safety and comfort of the iron gates that surrounded their homes; it was only her and her father that dared explore out into the trees. Ryn's father is gone now, and she spends her days digging graves and her nights watching for the dangerous creatures. When the Bone Houses start to leave the forest line and start attacking the village, Ryn leaves with a travelling mapmaker named Ellis to discover the source of an ancient curse and put an end to the Bone Houses for good. This stand-alone YA horror novel presents readers with an important narrative about grief and loss. 


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