Standalone Sunday is a weekly feature created by Megan at Bookslayer Reads which aims to showcase standalone books which you loved or would recommend.
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps.
So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the people of Bone Gap weren’t surprised. But Finn knows what really happened to Roza. He knows she was kidnapped by a dangerous man whose face he cannot remember.
As we follow the stories of Finn, Roza, and the people of Bone Gap, acclaimed author Laura Ruby weaves a tale of the ways in which the face the world sees is never the sum of who we are.
It was only recently that I discovered magical realism was a genre I loved, and that discovery was all because of Bone Gap. I saw one rave review for this book and knew I had to add it to my to-read list; then when I read it for myself I fell in love with the story, the characters, and the magic. Bone Gap has fairytale elements which I loved but it shows us a darker side to them. Imagine if Beauty had already been in love when she was taken by the Beast, and hadn’t been content to stay with him in his castle. Bone Gap is full of such amazing characters you can’t help but root for and fall in love with.
“Because we don’t have your typical gaps around here. Not gaps made of rocks or mountains. We have gaps in the world. In the space of things. So many places to lose yourself, if you believe that they’re there. You can slip into the gap and never find your way out. Or maybe you don’t want to find your way out.”
You can check out my review for Bone Gap here.
What did you think of Bone Gap? Have you read it yet or is it still on your to-read list? Let me know in the comments and let me know if you took part in this week’s Standalone Sunday as well.
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