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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • Bonechiller
  • Graham McNamee
  • English
  • 01 June 2017
  • 9780385746588

10 thoughts on “Bonechiller

  1. says:

    Bonechiller was a quick, but satisfying read Our protagonist is a young man who is still dealing with the death of his mother from brain cancer He was very close to her, and her death has sent him and his father on the run, from place to place, to escape the grief of her passing Lately they have landed in an small town in Canada, in the deep of arctic winter He befriends fellow travelers, military brats, Pike, Howie, and Ash Pike and Howie are two brothers named after weapons Howie being short for Howlitzer , and Ash is a half Ojibwa girl who is a boxer, and Danny s crush Danny s just taking it day to day, enduring the extreme cold, and the weight of grief that is almost too much to carry Soon, he will face a creature from his worst nightmares, a monster who marks him for a future meal.That s when things start to get weird What kind of monster is stalking Danny We don t really find out All that we know is that he s ancient, preying on many, many teens over the years He stings them, injecting them with a venom that changes them, making them cold from the inside out, and allowing it to penetrate their dreams, until they give up and come to him, to be devoured Danny thinks he s all alone in what he has seen and survived, until the monster attacks his friend Howie Howie is the brains in his family He investigates to find out what they are facing, and how to destroy it I liked the surreality of the dreams that Danny and Howie must wade through, and escape, to prevent the monster from taking them, as it had countless others But time is running out.I thought this was a very good book I liked how short and brisk the writing style was It conveyed much, with an economy of words McNamee managed to make this story both supernatural monster horror, and a coming of age story about a boy who watched his mother succumb to a brain tumor When I read these young adult books, I always appreciate the strength of young people to deal with what seems like far too much on their young plates In this case, Danny suffered through the death of his mother, and her drawn out illness from the cancer treatments and now he has to deal with the fact that a monster is changing him into a popsicle so that it can eat him That seems like a double whammy to me.I liked the portrayal of friendship between the quartet, and the growing romantic relationship between Danny and Ash Ash is a tomboy, through and through She boxes, goes hunting and fishing, and knows guns better than Danny He freely admits she can kick his butt, and he thinks it s sexy I loved that Danny appreciated Ash for what she was, and vice versa Pike was an interesting character very gun and ordnance crazy He liked to set things on fire, shoot them, or blow them up His talents come in handy when they face off with the monster I liked how Howie was the resident geek genius His research skills prove invaluable The friendship that these four teens shared spoke to me They accepted each other for who they were, and united to face the threat that two of them faced The fifth important character besides the monster , is the arctic Canadian wilderness Below zero temperatures and extended dark hours every day is no joke, and it made for fascinating reading to see how people faced this kind of environment and went about their daily lives No snow days for them.All the pieces of this story come together to form a successful whole with Bonechiller It was a unique idea and it was well executed I still have some questions about the nature of the monster, but we don t always get all the answers in life It was good enough to watch these brave teens face and conquer this threat, and to see Danny and also his dad start on the road to emotional healing from his mother s passing.


  2. says:

    somewhere under the rage, there s something human barely. sometimes you read a book that s engaging and creepy and well written but it s just missing something, you know this book was definitely one of those books for me the creature was creepy and the setting was chilling no pun intended, but i felt like there was all of this wonderful build up and then it would just drop off into stupid shit for a few chapters, view spoiler like a boxing match which was clearly just a ploy to set up for some cutesy little thing where a motto was reused and it was supposed to be full circle but it was just forced and awkward or him getting a boner from riding on the back of a motorcycle with her for four fucking pages parts of this book were a complete waste like, literally basically 100 or so pages of it could have been spared, because i don t really care about how much ash wants to say racist shit about white people or how the author wants to emphasize how native american canadian i dunno she is like super very hella billions just so you know and how he wants to try to give you this feeling of OH WOW KILL THE WHITE DEVIL, THAT MEANS TWO THINGS but hide spoiler


  3. says:

    A scary, thriller type book that had me curious the entire time as to whether the characters would all survive or not After all, they didn t shy away from death in this book, and the creature kills both before and during the events of that Winter Things I really liked Ash.No seriously, I wish Ash was the main character She is a kick ass Boxer, who scoffs burgers, sports black eyes and generally doesn t take shit from anybody especially Danny There s a couple of moments where some characters not exactly question, but bring up her lack of femininity but Danny blows off these questions, loves her for who she is etc, and well, Ash doesn t give a damn what anyone thinks and just stays being herself There s no mad dash for make up or pretty hairstyles when the romance develops, she just accepts Danny and herself and I loved that.The MonsterIt iscreepy There was a Supernatural episode about this creature that freaked me out, and I was reminded both of that and the uniqueness of the monster Really scary Things I disliked The complete lack of guidance realization from adults How the hell does a town NEVER realize teens are going missing EVERY cold Winter, and have so much in common about the situation Like NOTHING ever happens apart from that, but they ignore it Also, the random glossing over of some things never added up for me, but not enough to make me knock this down too many stars.Basically I got what I wanted from this book it s scary without being overly so, it s different and it s fast paced A good book, four stars


  4. says:

    Review by Jake KirkBonechiller is freaky in an awesome way The book is much like a horror movie but avoids all of the cliches Our protagonist, Danny, is a regular guy with a troubled past His father keeps moving him from town to town attempting to escape their nightmare by moving further away from society.One night, while walking home he s assaulted by a hideous beast that stings him, but then leaves him for no reason He soon finds out that his situation is dangerous and the stakes higher than he ever thought.As I said earlier Bonechiller takes all the best parts of horror and amputates cliches such as the shriveling, mutilated, infectious mass that is the dumb blond in high heels It s a clever adventure that you won t want to put down.The writing really sets the tone with heavy use of personification that makes it feel as if everything in the surrounding environment is alive and watching One part was so intense and freaky that I actually re adjusted my seating so nothing could get behind me.The cold, bitter, isolated setting becomes a character in it s own right As for the human characters, they were engaging and intelligent I was rooting for Danny and his friends all the way McNamee delivers a rapid pace then cleverly slows it at perfectly placed moments so you re not overwhelmed by the scary intense parts But don t get comfy because in no time your off on another wild ride SEXUAL CONTENT There s a budding romance between our protagonist and his tough but pretty tomboy friend Only some mild making out takes place This is adventure horror than romance COVER I like it It s simple and you get the sense of cold isolation and danger from some shadowy monster.BOTTOM LINE Intense, fast pace thriller with smart characters, eerie setting and an engaging plot If you want something that will freak you out and suck you in, Bonechiller delivers Just be sure to keep the lights on


  5. says:

    It kept my interest.I really liked Acceleration by this author so I wanted to try another of his books and bought this It was not as good But I think teenagers will like it better than I It s about a group of teenagers in Canada Two boys get bit by a demon and their bodies start changing Their friends help.The best part was the personality Ash She competed in female boxing matches She and Danny are on the way to becoming a couple not there yet She says things like lets race, if you win you can cop a feel The ending was good They did some fun teenager type things to fight the demon.The worst part was the author s grammar Way too many sentences start with Me and mom are Me and Howie had Her and Pike check their guns It was too often and annoying.DATA Narrative mode 1st person Danny Story length 294 pages Swearing language mild Sexual content none Setting current day small town in Ontario, Canada Copyright 2008 Genre young adult paranormal suspense.


  6. says:

    This is a weak 3 stars, could be given a two, but I did just like it so I m giving it a three The characters are interesting and the story is definitely scary, but for some reason it didn t really grab me, didn t want me to keep reading to find out what happens I didn t get that feeling of not being able to put it down, which was missing.The reason I didn t love it is that the killing creature isn t ever really identified, what it is, does it capture the souls of the teenagers it takes or are those just dream images and why does it only attack teenagers and why only some Too many questions left unanswered, even Dannny, who tells the story, is irrated by the no answers.The reason I do like the book a little is that I really enjoyed the characters of Ash, Danny, Pike and Howie I d have enjoyed reading about them in another story There were enough details about each of them and their lives making them very real characters The story was somewhat weak, though Even so, I think I would give this author another try.


  7. says:

    Terrifically creepy McNamee s chilling tale of the mysterious icy monster grabbed me from the first page The ancient Bonechiller has stalked the little town of Harvest Cove for centuries and now it is after Danny and his friend Howie but who will believe them The vast Canadian wilderness is almost a character here and the cold came right out of the pages as I read This a wild ride, literally, with snowmobile chases, cracking ice, massive explosions and four great teen characters, including a female boxer Don t start this one if you don t have time to finish it because you won t be able to put this one down


  8. says:

    The reader gets to experience some encounters with the beast, but most of the encounters took place in the past In the beginning of the story, Danny has a confrontation with the beast which opens his eyes to this new world Near the middle of the story, one of Danny s close friends, Howie, becomes very sick and they find out that it was again the workings of the beast We came to find that this beast was injecting his victims with a sort of venom that did mysterious things to their minds and bodies so that it could take them and kill them for its own purposes The majority of the book deals with how Danny and his friends will escape and or beat the wrath of the beast Near the beginning, Danny encountered the beast He was afraid to tell his friends about the beast because at first, he didn t believe it himself Eventually, he did tell them although he knew that they would not believe him When Danny s friend Howie was attacked though, the situation was taken much seriously because Howie is of a quiet, reserved type When Danny encountered the beast, the description was very intimidating and unbelievable Further into the book, the entire group of friends encountered the beast in a rescue mission to try and save Danny and Howie When Danny was attacked, he had a feeling that he was in great danger, but because the situation was so surreal, he didn t believe that he could be in any danger However, after Howie was attacked, everyone had done some research and had found some very interesting information about past disappearances and out of sort actions from these disappeared people Danny and Howie, knowing what they are dealing with, are well aware that they are in grave danger, but the rest of the group took some time to get on board This story has a somewhat visceral reaction to the storyline Readers will feel anxious or nervous for the characters in the book because the author does a great job at creating emotional bonds between the characters and the reader Not knowing where the beast is and who he will strike next definitely plays a large part in how the reader reacts The reader will most likely be most afraid for the characters when the characters encounter this beast because of the great detail the author is able to insert I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read horror stories with super natural twists Because of the beast and its intentions, anyone that doesn t enjoy super natural stories but rather realistic storylines should steer away from this story.


  9. says:

    Zeer sterk begin, het einde viel daarom een beetje tegen


  10. says:

    Danny and his father live in Harvest Cove, Canada otherwise known as the ghost town located in the middle of nowhere The winters in Harvest Cove are brutal, leaving Danny and his friends with little to do in terms of recreation apart from drive around aimlessly and get home before dark And it s imperative that they get home before darkbecause dark is when something much sinister comes out to play.It is difficult to review this book without giving too much away I wasn t entirely sure what to expect when I started and I think that s probably the best way for a reader to go into it There were parts that surprised me, but mostly because of the genre changes in between I read this book solely because Graham McNamee was the author I previously read Acceleration by him and it became one of my top ten most favorite books ever I ve been anxious to read his other works ever since and it seems that Bonechiller was the only one suitable The other books are targeted towards younger audiences and the last one which may pass for a YA novel is WAY too hurt comfort for me to even try So I thought I d give Bonechiller a go DI m glad I did It s easy to spot similarities amongst his books once you ve read one, but I enjoyed it regardless The descriptions McNamee offered were enough to make me literally FEEL cold and he added elements to this book that I had not read previously in any other YA always impressive He also wrote of a very different relationship than what I m used to and was able to do it without irritating me There were some hilarious bits of teen humor and some interesting history thrown in as well.With that being said, it was also very unexpected in a lot of ways, and I m not entirely sure if I liked it hence the rating I also thought certain parts were far fetched, and not a whole lot of answers are offered at the end There is a fantastic amount of character development however, and I suppose that makes up for it Character growth is great especially in YA books but it just isn t my top priority This is why I have stayed away from Sarah Dessen thus farI realize I cannot avoid her forever though I like epic battles with a breathtaking climax where the author blows you away with something you NEVER would ve figured out on your ownand this didn t have that P A book to read during the cold winter months when you re warm under your blanket and can hear the wind howling outside.


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Bonechillercharacters Bonechiller, audiobook Bonechiller, files book Bonechiller, today Bonechiller, Bonechiller f126a WELCOME TO NOWHEREDanny S Dad Takes A Job As Caretaker At A Marina On The Shore Of A Vast, Frozen Lake In Harvest Cove, A Tiny Town Tucked Away In Canada S Big Empty If You Re Looking For Somewhere To Hide, This Is ItIt S The Worst Winter In Years One Night, Running In The Dark, Danny Is Attacked By A Creature So Strange And Terrifying He Tries To Convince Himself He Was Hallucinating Then He Learns About Native American Legends Of A Monster That S Haunted The Lake For A Thousand Years And That Every Generation, In The Coldest Winters, Kids Have Disappeared Into The Night People Think They Ran AwayDanny Knows Better Because Now The Beast Is After Him


About the Author: Graham McNamee

Graham McNamee Male Caucasian 5 10 Brown hair Brown eyes Do not approach Extremely shy Author of HATE YOU, NOTHING WRONG WITH A THREE LEGGED DOG, SPARKS, and ACCELERATION HATE YOU was an ALA Best Book for young Adults and an ALA Quick Pick, won the Austrian Children s Book Award, and was nominated for the Governor General s Award SPARKS won the PEN Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellows