Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Review Day: 24 Bones

It's Review Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Title: 24 Bones
Author: Michael F. Stewart
My Rating: 2.5 stars

Book Blurb:
Every five hundred years the phoenix dies.

Samiya, born-into-shadow, is soon to battle her born-into-light brother. Abandoned by their parents, neither wishes to play the preordained role of beast and hero. When their loved ones are taken hostage, they are forced to follow the path laid out in myth, culminating in a battle first fought six thousand years ago in ancient Cairo. A mythic clash where one defeats the other and both become gods.

To break free from their fates, Samiya and her brother must unravel a mystery twisted by cults, greed, and magic. But myth is a powerful force and failure to live up to it may not only destroy their lives but the lives of the ones they love most.

When the phoenix dies, the only certainty is flames.

My Review:
This just wasn't for me.  The writing was very good, but confusing.  I'm still unsure of what truly was going on?  I was so excited to read this book too!  It sounds incredible based on the book blurb.  I think there was just too much detail for my brain to handle and keep up with.  Like I said, it just wasn't my cup of tea but the writing was still good.

The characters, plot and concept of the book were solid.  The details, trying to make sense of certain aspects (the Void, the Fullness and the ground) was not easy for me.  With that said, I must have missed something.  I've re-read the first few chapters again and gained a little bit better understanding.

**If you think this book sounds good, PLEASE download the first chapter for free from Amazon and give it a shot.  Just because it wasn't my favorite doesn't mean it won't be yours.**

About Michael F. Stewart:
After crewing ships in the Antarctic and the Baltic Sea and some fun in venture capital, Michael anchored himself (happily) to a marriage and a boatload of kids. Now he injects his adventurous spirit into his writing with brief respites for research into the jungles of Sumatra and Guatemala, the ruins of Egypt and Tik’al, paddling the Zambezi and diving whatever cave or ocean reef will have him. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers and SF Canada, and the author of the Assured Destruction series, 24 Bones, The Sand Dragon, Hurakan, Ruination and several award winning graphic novels for young adults.

Thank you to Michael and Tribute Books for allowing me to be part of the 24 Bones blog tour.  Follow the rest of the blog tour here!  Happy Review Day!


Tribute Books said...

Hilary, thanks for taking the time to read and review Michael's book!

Michael F Stewart said...

Thank you Hilary for your reading and for your review. I do appreciate it. :)