Title: Bone Dressing
Author: Michelle I. Brooks
Publication Date: April 20, 2011
Published By: Savage Enterprises
Format: Paperback, 360 pages
*This book was provided to me by the author in exchange for an honest review
TIME IS RUNNING OUT … THE DARK THAT’S BEEN CHASING SYD FOR MANY LIFETIMES HAS FINALLY CAUGHT UP WITH HER … Sydney Roberdeau lost her parents as a young girl. Waiting for her life to start and the freedom that will come with her eighteenth birthday, Syd spends much of her time haunting the local cemetery. It is there, stretched out among the dead, that she feels most alive, most at home. Until one rainy night when Beau, Sarah and T.J. crash her ghostly sanctuary, appearing out of nowhere, turning her already inside-out world one degree past upside down. Syd must now revisit past lives, dressing in the bodies of her previous selves … bone dressing. Her only chance to outrun the evil breathing down her neck is to face her own worst nightmares and her strongest desires. But if she can’t stay out of trouble in this life, how can she possibly fix mistakes from past lives? And just how many lives has she lived, loved and lost? What is Syd exactly, and what will she risk for the life of a man she doesn’t remember, the man she spent a lifetime with, the man she loves? Everything … including her very own life? Bone Dressing, the first in a series of seven books, will carry Syd and Beau on an adventure that transcends life itself.
Bone Dressing started off sort of confusing. Syd (the MC) is very distracted and confused which left me trying to get my bearings in the book. But then Syd meets Beau in the cemetery, and the book sucked me in and didn't spit me back out till the end.
After the fateful meeting in the bone yard the plot just takes off leaving you page turning like a mad man trying to find out what's next. Syd is a strong and endearing character struggling to make sense of her life and her purpose in it, little does she know she has more then one life to figure out. You can't help but feel everything she feels. The way Ms.Brooks writes is lyrical and heartfelt leaving you clinging to her every word. I even had to take an intermission to clear my blurry eyes and start reading again.
A lot of the paranormal elements that came into play were unexpected but I loved them and they added new dimensions to the story. I've never seen the soulmate idea played out this way before but I really enjoyed it, It seemed more real and possible. One complaint, I still have so many unanswered questions!! Guess I have to wait for the next installment. Anyway I could gush for hours about all the reasons I enjoyed this book but in the interest of not spoiling every detail and letting you read it yourself I'll just end it here. Bone Dressing was a fantastic and engaging read and I totally recommend it. 5 out of 5