The Bone Garden

The Bone Garden

“Remember, my dear, you do not really and truly exist.”

Made of dust and bone and imagination, Irréelle fears she’s not quite real. Only the finest magical thread tethers her to life—and to Miss Vesper. But for all her efforts to please her cruel creator, the thread is unraveling. Irréelle is forgetful as she gathers bone dust. She is slow returning from the dark passages beneath the cemetery. Worst of all, she is unmindful of her crooked bones.

When Irréelle makes one final, unforgivable mistake by destroying a frightful creature just brought to life, Miss Vesper threatens to imagine her away once and for all. Defying her creator for the very first time, Irréelle flees to the underside of the graveyard and embarks on an adventure to unearth the mysterious magic that breathes bones to life, even if it means she will return to dust and be no more.

With echoes of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book, debut author Heather Kassner crafts a gorgeously written story humming with magic, mystery, and dark imaginings.

Title:The Bone Garden
Edition Language:English
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    The Bone Garden Reviews

  • Toni

    What a flight of imagination! A truly original story. Spooky, scary, perfect for a camp cabin or a sleepover story sharing.I loved the protagonist of the Bone Garden, aptly named Irréelle (' Unreal')...

  • Hannah Greendale

    DNF at page 88. Intriguing idea from a debut author, but comparisions made to Neil Gaiman's work are too great a stretch of the imagination. Tried to push through this one but couldn't get past the cl...

  • Lily ??

    The Bone Garden is an atmospheric, haunting, and wondrous tale that conjures up memories of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline, as well as Victoria Schwab’s City of Ghosts, and leaves a trail of goosebumps on...

  • Kai

    All I want is for this to become a stop motion horror film á la Coraline.I knew from the very first page that The Bone Garden was going to be special. It immediately pulled me into a sinister world o...

  • Aly (In Wonderland)

    “Remember, my dear, you do not really and truly exist.” If you ever wondered what would happen if Neil Gaiman and Tim Burton had a baby, then look no further. Heather Kassner’s debut The Bone...

  • Gabrielle Byrne

    I was so thrilled (and lucky) to have the opportunity to read an early version of THE BONE GARDEN. In Irreelle, Kassner has built a heroine who is both eerie and sympathetic, hypnotic and disturbing. ...

  • Joan He

    It's been a longgg time since I've read any MG but Heather's book brought back all the creepy yet heartfelt elements I loved in old timers such as Roald Dahl and Lemony Snicket's books. The writing fe...

  • Amlie Zhao

    I've had the absolute privilege of reading an early copy of this, and ... wow. Let me first say that I have not read a middle grade book for about ten years. But THE BONE GARDEN grabbed me from the ve...

  • Kelly Coon

    If Tim Burton and Lewis Carroll and the Grimm brothers wrote a book about a misfit girl, THE BONE GARDEN would be it. Only it was the brilliant Heather Kassner who composed this gift. I was hooked fro...

  • Marie

    An entertaining, unique tale overall :) Full review coming soon!Thank you to Titan Books for sending me a review copy of this book. This did not, in any way, influenced my thoughts and rating. My Blog...