Blood Metal Bone by Lindsay Cummings
A DEADLY OUTCAST
A DANGEROUS SECRET
ONE EPIC QUEST FOR THE TRUTH
Wrongly accused of her brother’s murder, Sonara’s destiny was to die, sentenced to execution by her own mother. Punished and left for dead, the shadows have cursed her with a second life as a Shadowblood, cast out and hunted by society for her demon-like powers.
Now known as the Devil of the Deadlands, Sonara survives as a thief on the edge of society, fighting for survival on a quest to uncover what really happened to her brother and whether he is even dead at all…
Blood Metal Bone is one of my favorite reads this year. The story and characters grabbed me right away. It’s a wholly unique story that blends fantasy and science fiction. Each chapter jumps back and forth between Sonara and Karr, a boy with his own tragic past. Sonara’s story is set on a fantasy world where she gained magical abilities after she died. Karr’s is set in space, trying to escape a powerful employer.
It’s obvious that the two stories would come together, and it was just as exciting and suspenseful as I’d hoped. This captivating, standalone novel will stay with me a long time. I loved the characters and the several surprises along the way. I still don’t quite understand everything about the magic and where it came from, but it didn’t diminish the final reveal. I highly recommend this fun and thrilling adventure.