I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review
Bone Dry was a tad different from other paranormal novels I've read. I loved the main character being a shaman. The dark spirits, or demons, were downright creepy- as were the other shaman baddies. I think what makes this book a good read is the interaction between the characters. I really enjoyed the different relationships and the witty banter.
Holly was a rather impressive protag. After her mother's soul got lost in the spirit realm, she did whatever she could to pay the bills and keep them afloat. She was an overall good person, even when performing grifts with her best friend, Laura. She was real and down-to-earth. Though she was powerful, she was also respectful of the spirit world. It just made for a good all-around character. I have to say that romantic interest Nathan was my favorite character. What an amazing guy! The romance was rather sweet- Holly and Nathan made a great couple.
Ms. Vance does an amazing job explaining the world she created. I never felt lost because details were revealed in a timely manner. As I stated earlier I really liked the characters and how they interacted with each other. While I enjoyed the plot, the whole story moved a tad slower than I liked- but if you know me, I'm big fan of a fast pace. If you like a slower build, then this is a great book for you.
The ending was well done- the current story line wrapped up for the most part, while the overlying plot was left open for another book. If you like deeply detailed, slow-build paranormal, then you'll definitely want to check out Bone Dry. BTW- after reading the novel, the title totally makes sense in that eerie *shiver* way.