The King of Bones and Ashes by J.D. Horn

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Equal parts authentic and spooky, The King of Bones and Ashes will imprint images of New Orleans' above-ground cemeteries and the colorful people that inhabit the city in your mind long after you have finished this twisting tale.

We follow a coven of witches in a world where magic is dying and the bogeyman is terrifyingly real. But he isn't some mystical being come to haunt you--he's someone everyone knew. It was a brilliant adult twist on the thing that frightens all children at least once in their lives.

Have you ever finished a book and thought, "I loved this book. I mean, I don't even know if I get it all, but I really loved it."?  Horn did just that to me. Too late I realized the myriad of characters were organized at the end, but it may not have helped me anyway. They were all related in some fashion, and they all had their own stories to tell in the overall plot. It added to the mystery of the book that I didn't even realize there was something huge to figure out because I was too invested in learning the personal lives of the witches of New Orleans.

It was haunting and beautiful and followed that thin line between enjoyable and engaging with a sprinkling of the horrors that lay dormant in all of us--my personal favorite October reading.

Thank you to NetGalley, J.D. Horn and 47 North for the free ARC in exchange for an honest review.


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  1. Looks great, nice review. And your picture is gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks! I try really hard to make sure my photos do the book covers justice.

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  2. I love New Orleans as a setting I will have to check this one out.
    Gemma @ www.gemmasbooknook.blogspot.com

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  3. Terrific choice for the Halloween season

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    1. Just the right amount of story and spooky ;)

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  4. sounds pretty intriguing and cool, perfect choice for halloween

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    1. It is a great October read. Not really that frightening, but just enough within the Halloween theme to make it fit perfectly.

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  5. Great Halloween book. Lovely review too.

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  6. great review, and beautiful picture!

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    1. Thanks! I have a bookstagram account and always try to do the books justice.

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  7. Already have the chills from that review! Might just add to my TBR list :).

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  8. I love these books .. I would have to check out someone of them

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  9. This sounds so interesting! I'm from Louisiana and love the eerie history of New Orleans.

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