The Cold is in Her Bones by Peternelle Van Arsdale. Review.

Thank you to Netgalley, Simon & Schuster and Peternelle Van Arsdale for my arc of The Cold is in her Bones, in exchange for an honest review.

Title: The Cold is in Her Bones

Author: Peternelle Van Arsdale

Format read: Ebook

Publication date: 7th March 2019

Page Count: 288 Pages

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Genre: fantasy / myth retelling

Star rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis: a retelling of the Medusa myth. Milla’s whole life has been spent on her family farm with parents who clearly don’t love her, her only companion was her older brother, but now he’s moving into adulthood with new responsibilities and going where Milla cannot follow. So when Iris comes to stay Milla is excited to finally have a friend. But then Iris tells her a terrible secret, the village is cursed by a demon who randomly possesses girls and now its come for Iris, when she is captured, Milla sets out to rescue her and free the village from the curse.

I really liked this. I find retellings a bit iffy and don’t always get on with them, but I love Greek myths and this was a fantastic reimagining. Milla’s character was great and I liked the undercurrent of female empowerment that ran through the book. The storyline was an interesting take and it did have a few unexpected twists and turns one of which made me slap my forehead in a ‘doh’ manner. Cleverly done and an enjoyable read!


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