NOT EVEN BONES, by Rebecca Schaeffer, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Dexter meets This Savage Song in this dark fantasy about a girl who sells magical body parts on the black market — until she’s betrayed.

Nita doesn’t murder supernatural beings and sell their body parts on the internet—her mother does that. Nita just dissects the bodies after they’ve been “acquired.” But when her mom brings home a live specimen, Nita decides she wants out — dissecting living people is a step too far.

But when she tries to save her mother’s victim, she ends up sold on the black market in his place — because Nita herself is a supernatural being. Now Nita is on the other side of the bars, and there is no line she won’t cross to escape and make sure no one can ever capture her again.

Nita did a good deed, and it cost her everything. Now she’s going to do a lot of bad deeds to get it all back.

Out September 2018

368 Pages Approx.


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

Dark. Eerie. Brazen. Creepy. Visceral. Surreal. Terrifying. Gruesome. Gritty. Enthralling. Gripping. Horrific. Monstrous. Dark Night. Diabolical. Blood-thirsty. Disgusting. Contemptuous…


I have no words… okay maybe those listed above to describe this book. This book was most unexpected and a ride into Hell’s alternate reality for fantastical beasts. Can a mind get anymore warped, twisted… brilliant than Blake’s. Her incredible, dark creation will twist your stomach and make you want to hunt down these characters just to shake their hands and tell them what a fantastic job they did making you despise them–in a nice sorta way. This is one young adult book I didn’t see coming.

I hated/loved this book. I threw it across the room then raced over and picked it up again just because I had to know… couldn’t not know what happened next… I was ensnared in its bleak and disturbing web of a story that bound you to its pages until the very end.

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