Author: Angela Kulig
Published: Red Iris Books, 21 October 2011
First Line: "My mouth was no longer the worst of it."
Summary: Unsure if she's drowning or being saved, all Marlow wants to do is run away. Ensnared in a haunting love triangle, she realizes both boys have holes in their hearts; gaping spaces she can never hope to fill.
Scars from loving the same girl, a girl who managed to stay dead.
Now she is being hunted, for what she has become and what she never asked to be. Even as a Skeleton Marlow isn’t the worst thing in the night—she isn’t even close. (Taken from Goodreads)
Thoughts: It’s not every day that I find a book about skeletons, in fact Skeleton Lake by Angela Kulig is probably the first one I have read in which the protagonist is a skeleton. That being said, I really enjoyed Skeleton Lake.
The first reason I enjoyed it so much was because it was so original and I thought the skeletons and the lake was explained really well within the book. I did have a couple of questions about one or two of the concepts but I believe that this is the first book in the series so I’ll have to wait and see.
I liked Raiden, he was my favourite character in the book. I could definitely see why Marlow thought he was amazing. I liked Lena as well, she was pretty awesome. I liked Marlow as a main character because while she kept making silly mistakes she actually learned from them.
I thought the story line was really good and highly engrossing. I sat down and it took me a while to get through the first through chapters but I felt that this book had a snowball effect, once you got into the book, it got more and more interesting.
While I wouldn’t say that Skeleton Lake was incredibly scary I would say it definitely had some creepy scenes and reading this one at night I did glance over my shoulder once or twice. The bad guys were just really bad, in an unnerving sort of way.
So, as you can tell I really enjoyed Skeleton Lake. The only thing that I didn’t like was the love triangle, mainly because I didn’t feel like I cared about one of the characters at all, but fortunately, instead of drawing it out for the entire book/ or the entire series it resolved itself very quickly which was fantastic.
If you love paranormal stories and are looking for something different, then Skeleton Lake is well-worth checking out.
Source: Red Iris Books
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