I'm not going to lie: Bone: Rose was my least favourite book in the Bone series.
Rose is a story about Gran'ma Ben's past. Before she was Gran'ma Ben, she was Princess Rose Harvestar. I was super excited to read about Gran'ma Ben's past, because she's a hilariously awesome character in the main Bone saga. But this is a story set before Gran'ma Ben was hilariously awesome. Here she is a somewhat naive princess. Her and her sister are sent early to complete their test to become Dream Masters (although Briar, her older sister, has a blind dreaming eye, and so wonders why she's being sent). In a dream, Rose frees a small river dragon from a river. The next day she finds the same dragon, who is in reality much bigger. After fighting, the dragon leaves to go and terrorize the nearby village. In the middle of all this, Briar, who in fact has a strong dreaming eye (she's been hiding it from everyone for years) is working to free the Lord of Locusts and unleash nightmares on all the world once again. Okay, I admit, I'm not entirely sure if that's what the Lord of Locusts was planning on doing. But that's what happened when he originally took over the dragon queen Mim. Plus it sounds cool. I hope I made the story sound exciting. Unfortunately, I found it to be a rather bland read and I'm not entirely sure why. But the artwork of Charles Vess is gorgeous, and that's why I gave this book 3/5 stars instead of 2 on Goodreads.
*As of September 24/15, I am not taking any more requests from authors to read their books. I currently have too many books to read. I'll update this if/when that changes.*
I currently have 164 fiction books just sitting in my room to read (although that doesn't stop me from randomly picking books up at work or buying them on Kindle!). I've been keeping track of them on a paper list for years. This blog shares what I read as I attempt to get "the List" down to a more manageable number.
If you'd like to know what books are on the List, check out my Goodreads shelf devoted to them - it's my physical list digitized! I've also got a shelf for every book I've reviewed here on this blog.
Not everything I review here is actually on the List. Some books come from the library, some books are nonfiction (which are not included on the List), some books are on my Kindle (which have never been included on the List), and some books are given to me by friends and family.
Note: as of April 12/14, I am not going to add the *spoiler* warning I used to when I'm giving away details of books. I want to talk about the books I've read in whatever detail I'd like. So if you haven't read a book I'm reviewing, you might not want to read the review.