For The Cold in Her Bones by Paternelle Van Arsdale I find myself feeling rather apathetic about the novel as a whole. On the one hand, retellings and reimaginings are just about my favorite kind of story and this Medusa retelling sounds really exciting. But at the same time, looking at the synopsis for this book leaves me feeling like it doesn’t really capture the idea and stories of Medusa that exist and so I’m not entirely sure whether I care to read it. And so it’s become a sort of back and forth about whether or not to add this book to my TBR. In the end, I think, my mild curiosity about this book is enough to get me to add it, but I have no idea whether or not I will enjoy this book and therefore be glad I added it or wish that I hadn’t wasted my time. I suppose I’ll have to wait and see.
The story appears to follow a pattern of some sort of horror-like kidnapping of young girls plotline, except instead of kidnapping it’s demon possession? And then, as the main character sets out to save her friend who has been taken over, she feels herself changing into a demon as well? See, this is where I find the story throws me off, because I can’t decide if I want to read about this or if it just fits a category of story that I don’t particularly care for.
What do you think of this book so far? Is it something you might add to your TBR? Maybe not? Let me know in the comments!