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 14, 2011

269. Bone: Crown of Horns by Jeff Smith

Crown of Horns by Jeff Smith. (Canada) - (US)
Bone, Vol. 9

Pages: 214
Ages: 9+
Finished: Dec. 10, 2011
First Published: 2004 (colourised edition, 2009)
Publisher: Graphix/Scholastic
Genre: children, graphic novel, fantasy
Rating: 5/5

First sentence:


Acquired: Purchased a new copy from an online retailer.

Reason for Reading: next and last in the series.

A powerful, exciting finale to a most enjoyable series.  Coming up to this last book I had some trepidation.  Would it be worth the journey?  Would it be a satisfying end?  I can wholeheartedly say yes to both those questions.  First off we are presented with a nice fat volume considerably larger than previous volumes, letting us know we can settle down for a good read.  Action-packed, with a conclusion worthy of the eight previous volumes it took to get here.  All major characters have their fates determined and get closure and it is not all "happy, happy, joy, joy" for everyone either.  I'm not going to say anything about plot in this review, you'll just have to read this far yourself to find out on your own.  But I highly recommend the series.  Some volumes are better than others, but all rated high with me, either 4 or 5 stars.  The story takes turns towards the darkside and is lightened up every now and then with a humorous side story.  And all throughout the story, even though it does get mighty dark at times the humour is always there too.  My favourite characters were the Red Dragon, Ted the leaf bug, and Bartelby.  My favourite of the main characters was Smiley Bone.  If you haven't had the pleasure yet, take some time out and read the series as it is a great ride with a satisfying ending.

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