Progress: page 175/420 (42%)
Started off a little hard to get into because it was so different from my expectation that it was a bit jarring and I had to readjust, but now I’m interested!
Why did I start reading it?
This was a recent Fast Forward Friday pick, and it released just a week or two ago. It promised necromancy, witches, and royalty. It technically delivered all of those things, but in NO WAY like I expected. That’s not bad, it has just not been what I thought it would be!
In a word: weird
This on the surface sounds like a story that has been done many times. I feel like it is not a story I have ever read before. It has some of the same elements, but arranged in a Frankenstein’s-monster kind of way that set me off-kilter, and still sometimes catches me off-guard. It’s a bit hard to explain, but the vibe of it is just different.
Lines that linger
The hurting reminds me to hate him every moment, instead of only when I think of him.p127
Most animals want to live. They struggle toward life regardless of their surroundings. … Human beings are more difficult. At some point of trauma, most people just give up and die.p153
2 thoughts on “In Progress with THE BONE ORCHARD”
Ooh, you’re making me more curious about this one. I’m quite the chicken though and am worried it’ll be too scary for me? Can’t wait to see your final thoughts—hope you continue enjoying it!