Review of Linda Deane’s ‘Angel Bones: A Feline Fantasy Adventure (Angel Cats Book 2)’ (February 2014):
It’s been awhile since I posted a book review and given the superficial similarities between Ms. Deane’s story and mine, I thought Angel Bones would be great place to pick up.
In the interest of full disclosure, I’m a YA fantasy author whose first series is rooted in ancient history and features a multi-dimensional cat. So I greeted Linda Deane’s Angel Bones, which revolves around the struggles of a Neolithic family and their super-natural connection to cats, with great anticipation and high expectations. I’m happy to say the story didn’t disappoint. While there’s plenty of action packed into their story, this is more than a straight-up action adventure. Deane skillfully interweaves themes of friendship, family, loss and growing up into her story. While it contains some violence and a few profoundly sad moments, all are handled with just enough edge to strike the proper chord with the reader, but never too much to detract from the tale. Even after the story is over, Deane delivers more to her readers with a brief account of the recent archeological finds that helped inspire her writing. Appropriate for all ages, Angel Bones is a great book for parents to read along with their child. My only regret is that it’s a bit on the short side. There are plenty of sections that could be expanded with more dialogue and action to make this an even more enthralling experience.
Amazon link for Angel Bones: A Feline Fantasy Adventure (Angel Cats Book 2)