A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

262. Bone: Ghost Circles by Jeff Smith

Ghost Circles by Jeff Smith. (Canada) - (US)
Bone, Vol. 7

Pages: 150
Ages: 9+
Finished: Nov. 27, 2011
First Published: 2001 (colourized edition, 2008)
Publisher: Graphix/Scholastic
Genre: children, graphic novel, fantasy
Rating: 5/5

First sentence:

Hey, Jonathan!

Acquired: Purchased a new copy from an online retailer.

Reason for Reading: next in the series.

This volume is one big journey as Gran'ma Ben, Thorn and the Bone cousins travel across a barren land scattered with ghost circles to reach Atheia, the ancient city of the royal family.  A brief flash to the Lord of the Locusts and occassional jumps to villagers after the previous battle give a change of pace.  But for the most part we have a plot-focused, forward-moving, action-high journey in progress that is a quick, enjoyable read.  It's been a good 3 months since I read the last book, so it was a delight for me to come back to this series and find these old friends as delightful as ever.  Humour and adventure abound, while this is quite a dark ,and a bit scary, volume.  Great stuff!  Just two more books to go!  (and the prequel)

1 comment:

  1. Yay Bones! I am glad you continue to love them. :)