Monday, February 24

Doll Bones

Ooh, I love a good book and Doll Bones by Holly Black sounds exactly like my kind of book!

Zach, Poppy, and Alice have been friends forever. And for almost as long, they’ve been playing one continuous, ever-changing game of pirates and thieves, mermaids and warriors. Ruling over all is the Great Queen, a bone-china doll cursing those who displease her.

(Doesn't the Great Queen remind you of someone you know? I bet my Dear Friend Angry Jess will like her, too.)

But they are in middle school now. Zach’s father pushes him to give up make-believe, and Zach quits the game. Their friendship might be over, until Poppy declares she’s been having dreams about the Queen—and the ghost of a girl who will not rest until the bone-china doll is buried in her empty grave.

(BTW, did you know that bone china is a type of porcelain made of bone ash?!)

Zach and Alice and Poppy set off on one last adventure to lay the Queen’s ghost to rest. But nothing goes according to plan, and as their adventure turns into an epic journey, creepy things begin to happen. Is the doll just a doll or something more sinister? And if there really is a ghost, will it let them go now that it has them in its clutches?

I can't wait to get my hands on this one. As for you, I see you shiver with ... anticipation.

1 comment:

  1. :-D I went to put this on my goodreads to be read list and found it is already marked "Want to Read." Too cool!