Saturday, 29 March 2014


Doll Bones
by Holly Black
Published: 7th May 2013
Publisher: Doubleday Publishers
Genre: Children's Fantasy

"My name is Eleanor Kerchner.
You can call me the Queen.
I died in 1895.
Now it's time to play.
A chilling ghost story by the bestselling author of The Spiderwick ChroniclesHolly Black."

This book was brilliant. It is targeted for a slightly younger audience but that didn't meant that I enjoyed it any less. After reading The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by the same author and not really enjoying it, I was somewhat sceptical about this. What this book did offer that the Coldest Girl in Coldtown did not was wonderful characters that were well developed and a story that constantly kept me interested. The doll 'Eleanor' is a constant fright and if I was younger I would have been incredibly scared, it was part of the charm of the book. 

The 'play' chat that went along with the three characters added a lighter sense of relief in the book and was written so well that it brought me back to my childhood when I was playing with dolls and making up incredibly developed and well-thought out scenarios. 

I would have loved to have read this book when I was younger but I would still recommend it to anyone even if you are older than the target audience. A refreshing, fun and somewhat scary book that should not be missed.
*I was sent this book for free in exchange for an honest review*

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