Author: Clare B. Dunkle

Book Review: By These Ten B..

Book Review: By These Ten Bones

  By These Ten Bones is quite different than your ordinary werewolf tale. Here things go bump in the night and superstitions reign supreme. When I read novels that have historical settings, I tend to expect a few things: accuracy, feeling like I have been transported to another time, etc. In this, By These Ten Bones succeeded beautifully. The novel takes place in Scotland. And from the every beginning, I felt like I had stepped into Maddie's world. Dunkle builds up this world so that you feel like you know every rock and path. It was so much fun trailing along with Maddie […]

Posted February 21, 2011
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Book Review: By These Ten B..

Book Review: By These Ten Bones

  Set back in history, Maddie lives in a time where women are burned or hung for being witches, where people still believe magic is a live. When a traveler comes to town, she falls in love for the first time, but there's a secret surrounding his appearance, involving the death of a few villagers. Maddie will have to decide how much she will risk for love. There were some scenes in the novel that are so well written that they are frightening. Dunkle does a marvelous job of melding beautiful scenery with a myth that is both gruesome and […]

Posted February 15, 2011
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Book Review: The House of D..

Book Review: The House of Dead Maids + Author Guest Post

Today, I'm happy to be a part of The House of Dead Maids blog tour. I will review the novel and then you will read a bit about the author's research for the setting of the novel! 🙂 Enjoy! If you look at that cover, you may get seriously spooked out. I haven't read a spooky book in so long and couldn't resist another novel by the lovely Clare B. Dunkle. Wow. Let's just say that this book will definitely keep you up at night and I highly suggest to read it in daylight. Dunkle mixes a meld of classic writing with […]

Posted September 28, 2010
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Book Review: The House of Dead Maids

The House of Dead Maids is a spine-tingling masterpiece. Told as a prequel to Bronte's Wuthering Heights, the reader is introduced to a young Heathcliff through the eyes of the Tabby. While Tabby is a great character, seeing a young Heathcliff was in itself quite a treat.   The House of Dead Maids is quite a unique novel. Part classic novel continuation and part delicious Gothic novel with the hint of paranormal. The tale is told beautifully. Now, readers, I must forewarn you. This novel is definitely not for the faint of heart. With sweeping moors and things that go bump in […]

Posted September 26, 2010
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