Publication date: June 17, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Brynn Chapman
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.
I really enjoyed reading about a heroine that is highly intelligent and doesn't take joy in feminine games or in using her beauty as a tool. Bella is so gifted yet at the same time stunted by her logical mind. She is smart, creative, spirited, and beautiful, but doesn't know how to let herself feel emotions. It seems like it would make for a lonely existence.
I enjoyed this book tremendously. I have always loved Sherlock Holmes and it is a treat to read a book that carries on his brilliant investigations, although this time it is his daughter that is the one investigating. She is joined by Dr. Watson's son, Henry and finds herself fighting feelings that are almost completely foreign to her.
I am not sure which part of the story I enjoyed more, the mystery or the romance. I was eager to see how it was all going to play out between her and Henry. I was also really into the mystery of the Nephilim bones and what Stygian was up to.
I won't say more, as I don't want to give anything away. I highly recommend this book to anyone that likes an easy to read book, stories along the lines of Sherlock and Watson mysteries, and a sweet romance between great characters.
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ABOUT BRYNN CHAPMAN:
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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