Rebecca Schaeffer - Not Even Bones

Dexter meets This Savage Song in this dark fantasy about a girl who sells magical body parts on the black market—until she's betrayed.

Nita doesn't murder supernatural beings and sell their body parts on the internet--her mother does that. Nita just dissects the bodies after they've been "acquired." Until her mom brings home a live specimen and Nita decides she wants out; dissecting a scared teenage boy is a step too far. But when she decides to save her mother's victim, she ends up sold in his place—because Nita herself isn't exactly "human." She has the ability to alter her biology, a talent that is priceless on the black market. Now on the other side of the bars, if she wants to escape, Nita must ask herself if she's willing to become the worst kind of monster.

"Gritty, compelling, a tale to feed the monster in all of us. I couldn't put this one down." —Elly Blake, New York Times bestselling author of Frostblood

"Deliciously dark and devious, with morally grey characters that make you question what is good and what is truly evil. Warning: don't read in the dark." —Rebecca Sky, author of Arrowheart

"[A] morally complex, edgy debut...Schaeffer's antiheroes show empathy and insight as they struggle to define the line between human and monster. It's a testament to Schaeffer's excellent writing that these themes never overtake the characters' stories." —Booklist, starred review

"A slasher flick spliced with Crime and Punishment, this engrossing debut novel asks complex philosophical questions in a pleasingly hard-to-stomach way." —Kirkus Reviews

Rebecca Schaeffer was born and raised in the Canadian prairies. Her itchy feet took her far from home when she turned eighteen, and she hasn't returned for more than a few months here or there since. She's allergic to stasis, loves travelling, and likes to pick up new languages. You can find her sitting in a cafe on the other side of the world, writing about villains, antiheroes, and morally ambiguous characters. Not Even Bones is her debut novel. Follow her on Twitter @rrschaeffer.

 

Not Even Bones (Market of Monsters #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328863546
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2018