My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I totally dig the TV show Bones. It’s smart, fun, has David Boreanaz (aka “Angel”) and let’s face it: Emily Deschanel is hot.
As a result, I decided to try and read the books which (I was warned) are different. Temperance “Bones” Brennan is a recovering alcoholic, divorced, and has a child in the novel versions which is entirely unlike her quirky fish out of water-esque television parallel. With this in mind, I decided to try the books from a fresh perspective.
It’s from that perspective, though, that I found out these books just aren’t for me. I’ve read three of them and this one (Bones to Ashes) was the weakest of them. It feels very “Lifetime movie of the week” with the preachy level it gets to (child porn bad) and the strong female points of view (teenage childhood friend good.) I like to think I’m fairly in touch with my feminine side, but this was just too far from center for me to relate with.
The science and the investigative perspective were all well and good. The writing is pretty solid, too. For some reason it just didn’t all “click” in this book as I thought it would have.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go order the next season’s box set on DVD. 🙂