Summer is upon us, and with it comes a need for excitement and adventure. If you couldn’t tell, reading has quickly become one of THP’s favorite pastimes. Books allow us to travel to so many places from the comfort of our beds. And a place we’ve been to recently is the isolated dwarf planet called Dohrsar, the setting of Lindsay Cummings’s latest book, Blood Metal Bone!
Blood Metal Bone is an action-packed novel that grabs your attention right from the first chapter. It takes us to a new world at the edge of the galaxy, where the impossible becomes possible. Without further ado, here are three reasons why Blood Metal Bone by Lindsay Cummings should be your next literary destination!
Content Warnings: violence, death, murder, torture, gore (Read at your discretion!)
Summary: A deadly outcast. A dangerous secret. One epic quest for the truth.
Wrongly accused of her brother’s murder, Sonara’s destiny was to die, sentenced to execution by her own mother. Punished and left for dead, the shadows have cursed her with a second life as a Shadowblood, cast out and hunted by society for her demon-like powers.
Now known as the Devil of the Deadlands, Sonara survives as a thief on the edge of society, fighting for survival on a quest to uncover what really happened to her brother and whether he is even dead at all…
Lindsay Cummings’s incredible world-building is what made Blood Metal Bone so enjoyable for us! She combines fantasy elements with those of science fiction, which we can always appreciate! And if you feel skeptical of how space mercenaries could possibly mesh with reincarnated beings of Dohrsar, we wouldn’t blame you. But the author sets up each facet of the story so well. (Trust us!) The multiple perspectives especially helped our understanding of the characters, their powers, and how their roles intertwine.
So Many Betrayals And Exposed Truths
Pro-tip for reading Lindsay Cummings’s Blood Metal Bone: you need to have a seat while reading. Because the number of plot twists will make you set your book down and take several moments to process it. We know we did! And again, the alternating points of view between Sonara, Karr, and Cade helped us a lot. Readers have plenty of room to make their own guesses, until the novel drops another truth bomb on the characters. And it all comes full circle in the end somehow.
We love found family tropes in this house. No, really, give it to us now! Our protagonist, Sonara, is an illegitimate child who’s cast aside and despised by her mother, the queen. But in her second life, she bands together with other Shadowbloods, and their bonds become unbreakable (for the most part *nervous chuckle*). And they take on a mission that would literally determine the fate of their planet. Sonara gets a second chance at life and a second chance at having a family, and that’s what we love to read!
Blood Metal Bone by Lindsay Cummings is out June 28th and is available for preorder here!
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