BOOK REVIEW | SILVER & BONE, BY CLAUDIA CAIN

Title: Silver & Bone

Author: Claudia Cain

Series Number: 1

Publication Date: October 31, 2016

Genres: Paranormal

Where I received the book: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a review.

Star rating:★★★★

Summary: Jennifer Jones is trying to be a better person.

It’s not easy. She has a lot to make up for, considering that she’s an immortal blood-sucker with a history of serial killing. But at least she probably can’t get worse.

And for the last seventy years, things have been going well. She’s got a job, friends she cares about, a steady relationship, and she hasn’t killed a single human.

But something dark is on the horizon. A body appears in an alley, bringing up unsettling memories. A Necromancer warns of an approaching menace, and as more and more bodies begin to appear, repeating a very familiar pattern, Jennifer finds herself being framed for murder.

Someone is out for revenge, and they’re willing to kill to get it.

You might be able to ignore your past, but you can’t outrun it, and Jennifer’s has just caught up to her.

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i don’t usually read paranormal books, and i also don’t normally read books outside of the young adult age range. in saying this, i really enjoyed this book. one of my favourite things was the pacing. the book itself isn’t particularly long. there were no boring parts. there was none of that horrible, slow setting up for the crime stuff that no one likes. (well, i don’t like and i assume many others don’t too).

i really loved the characters in silver and bone. i found jennifer relatable and fun. oftentimes a character who’s over 300 years old are a little hard to like, but i loved her nonetheless. i really liked how jennifer is a hero but isn’t portrayed as a saint. she’s done some pretty dark things in the past. i enjoyed paul and his relationship with jennifer. they were a good couple. i like how the romance didn’t overshadow the rest of the story.

one thing i enjoyed about this plot was the past vs present thing going on. i found it very enjoyable and insightful to jennifer’s past and to the crime that’s happening in the present.

i found the worldbuilding to be somewhat lacking but i expect that it’s something that can be explored more in further books. i’m really glad that there was no info dumping in order to get all the information across. i’d rather wait for a sequel for some things to be explained than to have it all thrown in my face in the first book.

thank you claudia cain for sending me a copy of this book to review! 

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  • Jolien @ The Fictional Reader

    This sounds so intriguing! The synopsis actually reminded me a bit of Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer? I actually want to read this now 😀

    • i haven’t seen buffy so i wouldn’t really know, but it’s a good book! worth the read, that’s for sure.