Publication date: June 17, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Brynn Chapman
What They Say:
Arabella Holmes was born different and raised different. After it became apparent she wouldn’t fit the role of a proper 1900′s lady, her father, Sherlock, called in some lingering favors, and landed her a position at the Mutter Museum. The museum was Arabella’s dream; she was to become a purveyor of abnormal science. What her father called a BoneSeeker.
Henry Watson arrives at the Mutter Museum with a double assignment–to become a finder of abnormal antiquities and to watch over and keep Arabella Holmes. An easy task, if he could only get her to speak to him instead of throwing knives in his general direction.
But this is no time for child’s play. The two teens are assigned to a most secret exploration, when the hand of a Nephilim is unearthed in upstate New York. Soon, Arabella and Henry are caught in a fight for their lives as scientific debate swirls around them. Are the bones from a Neanderthal … or are they living proof of fallen angels, who supposedly mated with humans according to ancient scrolls?
Sent to recover the skeleton, they discover they are the second team to have been deployed and the entire first team is dead. And now they must trust their instincts and rely on one another in order to survive and uncover the truth.
What They Say:
I would like to thank ChapterbyChapter for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
The book is set in 1910 in the Mutter Museum, we meet Arabella Holmes (yes the book says her father is the famous Sherlock Holmes) and Henry Watson (again his father is Dr John Watson), having been childhood friends they were separated 4 years previous when both went off to boarding school.
I liked both main characters and could see a lot of the great Sherlocks characteristics in Arabella. She is different from other women of the 1910 era and that is one of the things I liked about this story.
There is a great mix of fantasy and history in this book, this takes you on a journey with Henry and Arabella. It is intrigueing and well paced. I liked the idea of the Mutter Museum, I for one like anything that tells stories of times gone by.
There is adventure, mystery with a bit of romance along the way.
3.5 out of 5 stars
ABOUT BRYNN CHAPMAN:
Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, Brynn Chapman is the daughter of two teachers. Her writing reflects her passions: science, history and love—not necessarily in that order. In real life, the geek gene runs strong in her family, as does the Asperger’s syndrome. Her writing reflects her experience as a pediatric therapist and her interactions with society’s downtrodden. In fiction, she’s a strong believer in underdogs and happily-ever-afters. She also writes non-fiction and lectures on the subjects of autism and sensory integration and is a medical contributor to online journal The Age of Autism.