Review: More Than Bones by Craig David Singer

Massive thanks to Twin Rabbit Books for sending me a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!


Dr. Emily Norton is a recent med school grad starting her surgical residency at a renowned hospital in Baltimore. She’s dedicated her life to science and reason–so when she receives a supposedly magical amulet from an eccentric neighbor, she ignores the old man’s warning.

Almost immediately, Emily’s well-planned world begins to unravel. At first, the problems are minor, like finding herself in trouble with the hospital administration on her first day at work. But soon Emily is dealing with much bigger issues, from losing her job and fiancé to being framed for a patient’s suicide.

As Emily struggles to comprehend the amulet’s strange effects, she also faces a dilemma about coincidence and fate: none of these disasters could have been caused by a mere amulet, right? Because everyone knows: there’s no such thing as magic.

Desperate and confused, Emily will need to use every bit of her reason, love and faith to confront and conquer the cursed amulet–even if it means forsaking everything she’s ever believed.

At turns darkly suspenseful and playfully lighthearted, More Than Bones chronicles Emily’s mystical journey with humor, empathy, and more than a few surprises.



Truth be told, I didn’t dive into this book thinking I would love it. I’m not a huge fiction reader so I didn’t quite know what I was getting myself into by picking up this book but good gosh, you can call me a fiction lover now. It’s official. More Than Bones turned me into a sucker for fiction. Who would have thought fiction books were so deep they could give you all the feels and make you learn so many things about life AND yourself?! NOT ME—and that’s why you shouldn’t stay in your comfort zone, y’all. If I hadn’t taken a chance on this book I wouldn’t have had a freaking great time biting my nails and being an emotional wreck.

Anyway, I think that’s enough about me. Let’s talk about the book.

More Than Bones is a story about a young woman who has her life together then after receiving and kind of rejecting—like when you refuse to wear that ugly sweater your aunt gave you—an amulet from her new neighbor suddenly begins losing it all. Everything that could possibly go wrong, goes wrong. And not only to her but to those who surround her too. But then she’s wearing the amulet and everything falls back into place and that’s when she begins to wonder if it’s really the amulet bringing her fortune or if it’s just a coincidence.

In my eyes, this is a story about coming to terms with your beliefs. It’s deep and unexpected and a roller coaster of emotions. It touches on a lot of subjects like coming to terms with your sexuality, suicide, religion, health and a lot more topics. It’s perfectly paced and perfectly written. It is truly an unforgettable story that will surprise you and leave you craving for more from this author.


4 / 5 flowers

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