The Cold Is in Her Bones

The Cold Is in Her Bones

One girl must uncover secrets of the past to save her friend from a terrible curse in this dark and mesmerizing story of love, revenge, and redemption inspired by the myth of Medusa. Milla knows two things to be true: Demons are real, and fear will keep her safe. Milla's whole world is her family's farm. She is never allowed to travel to the village and her only friend is he One girl must uncover secrets of the past to save her friend from a terrible curse in this dark and mesmerizing s...

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Title:The Cold Is in Her Bones
Author:Peternelle van Arsdale
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:1481488449
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

The Cold Is in Her Bones Reviews

  • OutlawPoet
    Mar 04, 2019
    Though not a perfect book for me, this dark fable was strangely compelling. Much of what happens in the book is bizarre - it also touches a bit on feminism and how women have been and continue to be discounted in this world. Overall, I liked it, but it's a slow and methodical sto...
  • Rachel
    Dec 23, 2018
    I?m torn between 2.5 and 3 stars. I liked the writing which made the book a fast read but I did feel a certain disconnect from the characters. Part 4 is when it really found its stride and I began to care about Milla, Iris and her family and their dynamic with one another. ...
  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Sep 15, 2018
    ...inspired by the myth of Medusa... Yup, I'm in! Even if I dislike the cover lol ...
  • Billie
    Jun 14, 2018
    I have started this multiple times and deleted every one. I don't know how to talk about this book in a way which will convey how beautiful and haunting and meaningful it is. This is a fairy tale, yes, but it is more than that. It is the story of a girl who is not beautiful nor pluc...
  • TL
    Mar 16, 2019
    Writing: 3.5 stars Story/characters: 3 stars Overall rating: 3.25 stars I guess? --- Similarity to Medusa: might be just me but I didn't see much in common with the original but, it may be just me. Not a totally absorbing tale for me but it was good enough to keep my interes...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Dec 31, 2018
    3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/01/12/... You?d think the snakes on the cover would have clued me in, but the truth is, I didn?t find out that The Cold is in Her Bones was supposed to be inspired by the myth of Medusa until the day I started it. ...
  • Jess at Such a Novel Idea
    Feb 21, 2019
    I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. This was a really cool, atmospheric book that was different from a lot of stuff I?ve read. I am a sucker for books that take ...
  • Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
    Sep 04, 2018
    curses!! love!! revenge!! inspired the myth of medusa!!!!! ...
  • Tracy (Cornerfolds)
    Feb 26, 2019
    Read more of my reviews at Cornerfolds.com! Last year I read The Beast is an Animal and found it to be an incredibly unique and refreshing take on YA fantasy retellings. It was a little bit weird and pretty dark and definitely should NOT be on a "romantic Beauty and the Beast retell...
  • Lizzy (Bent Bookworm)
    Apr 15, 2019
    ~*Check out all my reviews over on The Bent Bookworm!*~ Girls who run from what frightens them don?t get what they want. The Cold is in Her Bones is a loose retelling of Medusa?s story. I was expecting a lot more Greek influence, to be honest, so I was a little disappointed. It ...
  • Jen Ryland
    Dec 28, 2018
    Beautifully written - read sort of like a folktale or dark fairy tale fantasy. Not my usual type of read but I did enjoy it. Longer RTC! Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my Bookstagram! Or check out my Jen In Ten reviews on Youtube - get the lowdown on current boo...
  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)
    Dec 19, 2018
    This was an interesting Medusa story but I felt it was lacking something... I'll gather my thoughts and post a review soon. **HUGE thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC in exchange for my honest review.** -------- Full review can be found here: https://agingerly...
  • Ruthsic
    Dec 30, 2018
    Warnings: body horror, abuse, ophiophobia A dark fairytale about girls who don't conform and curses, The Cold in in her Bones is different and refreshing in its plot, but as far as the writing goes, it didn't hold my attention. When Milla's new friend and to-be-sister-in-law gets ta...
  • Rosamund Hodge
    Feb 06, 2019
    I am normally a very, very hard sell on stories with the premise "girl is raised in an oppressively sexist, vaguely Christian-coded society." But this one captured me from the start, first with elegant prose and then with its note-perfect depiction of Milla, an extremely isolated girl ...
  • Laurie
    Jan 27, 2019
    I just finished this stunningly brilliant book. Bravo to author van Arsdale for this feminist fantasy/horror tale that's loosely based on the story of medusa (and let me just say that the two snakes growing from Milla's head, Sverd & Selv, are some of the best & best-named fant...
  • J.A. Ironside
    Apr 25, 2019
    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I sort of liked this? Apologies for being vague but I'm honestly not sure about this one. I'll try and explain but first of all, for anyone expecting a 're-telling' of the Greek myth of Medusa, this ISN'T that book. Note the...
  • Hollis
    Dec 20, 2018
    This is going to be short because I just don't want to waste any more time on this experience. I did sorta like the opening chapter/first part of THE COLD IS IN HER BONES. I was intrigued as to where and how this Medusa retelling was going to go. But everything after it was a total sno...
  • Melissa
    Feb 01, 2019
    This Medusa-inspired tale is captivating! I felt for Milla, feeling all alone and kept apart from everyone... But when the story unfolds, we understand why and oh the fantasy of it! I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. ...
  • rachel
    Jun 07, 2018
    '... inspired by the myth of Medusa.' sign me up Blog ? Goodreads ? Twitter ? Instagram ...
  • Erin
    Jan 27, 2019
    3.5 stars Thanks to Netgalley for granting my wish and sending me an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review Who can resist a tale that is inspired by the Medusa myth? I certainly couldn't and was from the very first page lost in this dark mesmerizing tale. The Cold is in Her Bo...
  • Summer
    Mar 17, 2019
    This was a wonderful Medusa-inspired story! The prologue was a straight-up fairytale, and most of the rest of the story was very fairytale-like. Friendship and forgiveness lay at the heart of this book, and those are my favorite themes to read. Don't let the cold of vengeance make a ho...
  • Amanda (MetalPhantasmReads)
    Jan 10, 2019
    Man this book surprised me! This tale, inspired by the myth of Medusa, has themes of feeling different, female suppression, friendship, loneliness and child neglect/abandonment and family issues. Milla was a great character that I think many people could relate to her in one way or ano...
  • Jay G
    Jan 20, 2019
    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review* Milla has always been told to be obedient to keep the demons at bay. Once a girl s...
  • Sheila Goicea
    Nov 29, 2018
    See this full review on my blog along with others at: foalsfictionandfiligree.com I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much! All included quotes have been taken from an ARC and may not match the finished publication. WARN...
  • Carrie
    Jan 22, 2019
    The Cold Is in Her Bones by Peternelle van Arsdale is a young adult fantasy novel that is inspired by the myth of Medusa. One young girl needs to find the strength to break a curse upon her family and friends before the curse takes her too. Young Milla has never known anyone other t...
  • Austine (NovelKnight)
    Jan 16, 2019
    This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I came for the Medusa re-telling and stayed for the serpentining story of female empowerment. The Cold is In Her Bonesis one of those books where I wasn't quite s...
  • JenacideByBibliophile
    Jan 18, 2019
    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, Simon and Schuster Children?s Publishing, via NetGalley for an honest review. Opinion: Something slithery this way comes. Gather ?round my cunning Slytherins! I?ve got a retelling of our dear mummy dearest:...
  • Julia (ten_thousand_books)
    Jan 06, 2019
    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley, Peternelle van Arsdale and Simon and Schuster Canada in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis- Milla knows two things to be true: Demons are real, and fear will keep her safe. Milla?s whole world is her family?s farm. She ...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    Feb 02, 2019
    4.5 stars This was so amazing and lush, I?m absolutely astounded! I know I liked van Arsdale?s more lush, literary writing style from reading her debut, The Beast Is An Animal, but The Cold Is In Her Bones had a much more interesting and meaningful storyline to me, and now I?l...
  • Mila
    Oct 04, 2018
    The digital arc of this book was kindly provided by the publisher via Edelweiss+ website in exchange for an honest review. I honestly wanted to love this story. It's a retelling of Medusa and it's all about female friendship, I was sure to love it! But, unfortunately, the actual b...