Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Review of River of Bones by Angela J. Townsend!!

When 17-year-old Dharma Moore moves to Bayou country so her scam artist mother can work as a Paranormal Investigator, she discovers more than ghosts haunt the abandoned plantation they now call home. Centuries ago, a voodoo curse was placed on the swamp waters surrounding the old plantation by a murdered slave. A terrible curse that snares Dharma. To save herself, she must face the terror of the haunted waters, find the dead woman's skull and convince the slave's soul to release her from its torments. However, there is more to this curse for Dharma personally than anyone else knows as she discovers an ancient secret that links herself to the property—a secret kept from her by her own family. To survive, she must accept the help of locals and to learn to embrace the truth—that magic is not only real, but that it can be very, very deadly!


Reading books like this is why I love review books!  I don't usually read horror, as I'm more of a romance kind of girl.  

Throughout this book I was completely freeking out for Dharma and what she was going through!  

When she arrives at an old plantation house with her mother and little brother Benny, Dharma wants nothing more then to leave as soon as she can.  Her mother is a free spirit who tends to leave when she meets the next man in her life.  Leaving Dharma to take care of her little brother and herself on her own.  

The same thing happens as soon they arrive at the plantation house, which Dharma realizes may be to dangerous for both of them.  Thinking Benny goes into the pond behind the house, she dives in and starts a curse that may her undoing.  She meets Wolf Bodine, who is the groundskeeper of the property.  

Soon, she discovers things about the house.  Things that aren't normal.  Also, she's getting sicker and sicker.  Thinking it's because of her dip into the pond, Wolf takes her to the doctor to see what is going on.  Believing she's just sick, she's surprised when she finds out that the reason she's so weak and her health is going downhill is because she's cursed by an evil slave.  When she finds out the reason why, she's shocked and hurt, but is determined to break the curse before it consumes her!

It doesn't help that her mother has again gone missing forcing Dharma and Benny to fend for themselves.  

Almost every chapter in this book had me freeking out!!  Wolf, stood by Dharma throughout it all, helping her when she needed him most.  For someone who always felt socially imept, Wolf was the perfect match for her.  

Miss Sassy was my favorite character!  She knew of the slave who had cursed Dharma and helps her out when it's needed.  She was one of the little old ladies you would like to sit and have tea with and talk the afternoon away!  

Angela Townsend was born in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Missoula, Montana. As a child, Angela grew up listening to stories told by her grandparents, ancient tales and legends of faraway places. Influenced by her Irish and Scottish heritage, Angela became an avid research historian, specializing in Celtic mythology. Her gift for storytelling finally led her to a full time career in historical research and writing. A writer in local community circulations, Angela is also a published genealogical and historical resource writer who has taught numerous research seminars. Currently, Angela divides her time between writing, playing Celtic music on her fiddle, and Irish dancing.

Angela's first novel, Amarok, was published through Spencer Hill Press in 2012. Her newest novel, Angus MacBain and The Island of Sleeping Kings, was signed for publication with Clean Teen Publishing and released in September 2013. Her most recent young adult horror novel, River of Bones, is scheduled to release late October 2013.

Angela resides on a ranch, in rural Northwestern Montana, with her two children Levi and Grant.

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1 comment:

Angela Townsend said...

Thank you so much for the review!! :)

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