Kingdom of Needle and Bone

Kingdom of Needle and Bone

We live in an age of wonders. Modern medicine has conquered or contained many of the diseases that used to carry children away before their time, reducing mortality and improving health. Vaccination and treatment are widely available, not held in reserve for the chosen few. There are still monsters left to fight, but the old ones, the simple ones, trouble us no more. Or so w We live in an age of wonders. Modern medicine has conquered or contained many of the diseases that used to car...

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Title:Kingdom of Needle and Bone
Author:Mira Grant
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:Kingdom of Needle and Bone
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:128 pages pages

Kingdom of Needle and Bone Reviews

  • karen
    Jun 28, 2018
    oh, man - i forgot to float this on pubday! ahem - NOW AVAILABLE!!! thanks, assholes! for some reason, the synopsis for this one didn?t excite me - no zombies, no sentient tapeworms, no killer mermaids, just a faceless, familiar threat: regular old disease. i didn?t grab t...
  • Christina
    Jan 02, 2019
    First book (novella) of 2019 finished in a few hours (the book is only slightly over 100 pages) and HOT DAMN! It was a good one! I have a small obsession with stories about viruses. Sometimes fictions about occurrences that could potentially become very real happenings are scarier than...
  • Horia Ursu
    Jan 17, 2019
    Too short for a rather broad subject matter. Too many characters for a novella. And too much build-up without the reward of a well rounded ending. This calls for at least a novel, if not more. Still, I enjoyed it enough to keep an eye out for that novel, if and when it comes out. ...
  • Marzie
    Dec 17, 2018
    4.5 Stars Mira Grant, aka Seanan McGuire loves a good biological horror story. And you don't need to look very far afield for sci-fi inspiration these days when you look at the current news with things like measles outbreaks surging in the face of anti-vaxxer madness. Writing on a t...
  • Mhairi
    Jan 04, 2019
    Seanan does it again. I'm dead. ...
  • Deborah Ross
    Oct 20, 2018
    Kingdom of Needle and Bone belongs in the tradition of epidemic thrillers, always a favorite of mine for their medical neepery. In this story, a measles-like a virus (?Morris?s Disease?) results in a loss of immunity to all pathogens. Besides the illness itself, with its fever, r...
  • Devann
    Sep 08, 2018
    I received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalley I know I know, I read this one waaaaay early, but I love this author so much and also it's Sci-Fi September [at least for me] so I figured I would just go for it. This book definitely has more in common with her older works like Par...
  • Denise
    Sep 06, 2018
    This is the first book I have read by Mira Grant although I am from familiar with her other writings under the name Seanan MaGuire. I understood that Grant?s books leaned toward horror which is not a genre that I typically read, however I was intrigued by the description of a viral e...
  • Debra
    Nov 05, 2018
    "We never think about what our choices are going to mean for the lives of the ones we love," said Izzy. "We only think about what they're going to mean for us. If we're lucky, we're not the only ones who have to live with them. To vaccinate or not to vaccinate.... that is the questi...
  • ☕️Kimberly
    Dec 04, 2018
    When you open news channel and read about outbreaks of once eradicated diseases because of an increasing number of citizens refusing to vaccinate InKingdom of Needle and Bone, Grantoffers a possible & chilling outcome of this new movement. We follow, Dr. Isabella Gauley, who...
  • Donna
    Jan 27, 2019
    Dr. Isabella Gauley creates a haven for people who haven't been infected with a disease that wipes out the body's immunity to little things like measles, whooping cough, etc. I keep reading books by Mira Grant/Seanan McGuire because her premises are awesome. This one is 'disease swe...
  • Fiona
    Jan 02, 2019
    The logic of the picketers outside Dr. Gauley?s practice was terribly easy to follow, if she let go of the idea that words had meanings, and chose instead to go down the rabbit hole of correlation equaling causation. A new stand-alone from Mira Grant! The woman really can make any...
  • Lizzy (Bent Bookworm)
    Dec 01, 2018
    ~*Check out my blog over at The Bent Bookworm!*~ I am officially blown away. This little novella was amazing in both its detail and capacity for evoking emotions. I am absolutely stunned, and as a medical professional I am HARD to impress with books of this subject matter. Usually I...
  • Sonja Arlow
    Jan 20, 2019
    2.5 stars I never even looked at the page count when I requested this book and I would have been furious if I actually paid $40 for a novella! The author tackles (and heavily criticizes) the anti-vaccine movement that has sprouted across the USA in recent years. It starts wit...
  • Tania
    Jul 05, 2019
    I love Mira Grant's Newsflesh series, but wasn't too impress by this novella. It started very strong, but for me the critique of anti-vaccination movement was much stronger than the actual story. Still interesting, but up to her normal standard. ...
  • Mel (Epic Reading)
    Jan 02, 2019
    Mira Grant (aka Seanan McGuire) continues to amaze me. What an incredible story this is. A novella that could easily be extended into a book or three. This flu epidemic gone wrong dystopian story makes me think it was Grant?s other idea to start off her very popular book trilogies Fe...
  • Roz
    Jan 06, 2019
    Whenever she releases a new book I don't even care what it is about I just buy it. Well, it was pretty tough to get hold of this book outside of the US, I didn't appreciate to have to ask for a favour, but I have it and I read it and it was great. I can see her making this into a full ...
  • Gerardo Delgadillo
    Dec 27, 2018
    I received an ARC e-book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 5 out of 5 stars! KINGDOM OF NEEDLE AND BONE has a very interesting premise that I find quite intriguing! I was totally immersed in this novel. However, I was worried I?d received an incomplete e-book bec...
  • Kal ★ Reader Voracious
    Dec 04, 2018
    "Of such small moments are disasters made." Friends, it pains me to say that this was just not the book for me. This is my first Mira Grant (Seanan McGuire) read and while I absolutely adored the plot, unfortunately the writing style and narrative voice just did not work for me. Thi...
  • Steven
    Dec 11, 2018
    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. As many of you know, I *adore* Seanan McGuire. Seriously, she's one of my top favorite authors and I will read anything she puts out under that name. What you might not know is that ...
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    May 06, 2019
    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Review copy was received from Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I?ve read almost everything written under this author?s other name of Seanan McGuire, I can?t get ...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Dec 02, 2018
    It starts with one little girl, the reappearance of a disease that should have long since been eradicated by vaccines, slowly making its way back into the world as anti-vaxxer movements rise. But this disease has a new strain, and it?s leaving wreckage in its wake?forcing infamous...
  • J.A. Ironside
    May 12, 2019
    This is not going to be everyone's idea of a five star read. It definitely has its flaws - not least of which is that the potential for a story here is series length rather than novella length. That said, if this is an intro to a potential new science-horror-thriller in the vein of Int...
  • Justine
    Feb 08, 2019
    This one was a hit for me. Grant eschews any supernatural element and just uses plain ordinary (and deadly) viral infections to create a world made even more frightening because of the realistic potentiality. My only complaint is that I wanted more. Things could continue to get interes...
  • Jo
    Aug 24, 2018
    I was super excited when the blurb for this came out because I am a big Seanan McGuire/Mira Grant fan, and the subject of the book sounded right up my alley. Crazy disease that knocks out a bunch of the world? I'm in! The book started off exciting- you're immediately introduced to p...
  • Izzy
    Jun 19, 2019
    reading this while sitting on a plane all morning was absolutely a lovely experience ...
  • Lena
    Sep 14, 2018
    ?That?s the thing about monsters, Angie,? said Izzy, lowering the gun. ?It takes one to know one.? Oh My God Mira Grant! You gave me chills and they?re multiplying. But I?m smiling through my palpitations because this story was an outstanding medical doomsday ...
  • Rissa
    May 03, 2019
    3.5? Its an epidemic and everyone is going to die. It was good and interesting. Similar to into the drowning deep. You feel like you know more about a strange subject. ?Would Jesus want me to lie? Pretty sure Jesus doesnt want us getting pocked with needles either? ?...
  • Schizanthus
    Jun 12, 2018
    The difference between hero and villain was so frequently in the paperwork that most people never thought to file. I love this book and I need MORE! Part of me adored that ending and another part of me, the greedy reader part of me, needs to know what happens next! In detail! This...
  • Patrick
    Sep 26, 2018
    2.6 This is the 7th work by this author that I?ve read and as much as I wanted to like it, I had a hard time getting into it. The biggest issue to me is that throughout much of it, the book reads more like an angry op-ed piece than a novella. The language gets very heavy-handed, p...