Genre: YA Historical Fiction Romance & Mystery
Release Date: June 17, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books LLC
Goodreads Rating: 4.25
My Rating: 5.0
Arabella Holmes was born different and raised different. After it became apparent she wouldn’t fit the role of a proper 1900′s lady, her father, Sherlock, called in some lingering favors, and landed her a position at the Mutter Museum. The museum was Arabella’s dream; she was to become a purveyor of abnormal science. What her father called a BoneSeeker.
Henry Watson arrives at the Mutter Museum with a double assignment–to become a finder of abnormal antiquities and to watch over and keep Arabella Holmes. An easy task, if he could only get her to speak to him instead of throwing knives in his general direction.
But this is no time for child’s play. The two teens are assigned to a most secret exploration, when the hand of a Nephilim is unearthed in upstate New York. Soon, Arabella and Henry are caught in a fight for their lives as scientific debate swirls around them. Are the bones from a Neanderthal … or are they living proof of fallen angels, who supposedly mated with humans according to ancient scrolls?
Sent to recover the skeleton, they discover they are the second team to have been deployed and the entire first team is dead. And now they must trust their instincts and rely on one another in order to survive and uncover the truth.
My Take On The Book:
The opportunity to read this book was utterly exciting for me. Sherlock Holmes & John Watson have interested me for many years. I love reading about them and their many adventures. :D As a child, I recall listening to the tales of Sherlock Holmes and always getting super excited when I got the chance to listen to them on the radio. (I still do this when it comes on my Sirius xm radio.)
I jumped into this book with no thought of sleep and read it well into the night. I couldn’t put it down, save for a food break and only because my best friend/roommate made me.
Arabella Holmes as it turns out, is now one of my absolute favorite Heroines and Henry Watson, a swoon worthy hero. The characters, the development and the storyline progress so seamlessly making this story an epic next generation read. Together Arabella and Henry make one of the most noteworthy couples. Different and still retaining that adorable and occasionally sizzling factor.
I was whole heartedly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a bit of mystery (duh there is a Holmes involved), some intrigue, a lot of romance and a dash of the supernatural. I can only hope that there will be more adventures with this lovable duo, even though I couldn’t find anything to state that this was part of a series or a planned series.
I will also admit (with no shame may I add) to vividly seeing Robert Downey Jr as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson whenever they were mentioned or made a debut in the book. I’m not sure why except that I felt the author’s portrayal of these character closely resembles that of
About The Author
Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, Brynn Chapman is the daughter of two teachers. Her writing reflects her passions: science, history and love—not necessarily in that order. In real life, the geek gene runs strong in her family, as does the Asperger’s syndrome. Her writing reflects her experience as a pediatric therapist and her interactions with society’s downtrodden. In fiction, she’s a strong believer in underdogs and happily-ever-afters. She also writes non-fiction and lectures on the subjects of autism and sensory integration and is a medical contributor to online journal The Age of Autism.
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