The Cold Is in Her Bones by Peternelle van Arsdale

The Cold Is in Her Bones

Peternelle van Arsdale

fiction fantasy young adult dark slow-paced

288 pages | first published 2019


One girl must uncover secrets of the past to save her friend from a terrible curse in this dark and mesmerizing story of love, revenge, and redemption inspired by the myth of Medusa.Milla knows two things to be true: Demons are real, and fear will...
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summary of 161 ratings (see reviews)


adventurous 71%
dark 71%
mysterious 42%
emotional 28%
reflective 28%
tense 28%
funny 14%
hopeful 14%


slow 62%
medium 25%
fast 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 50% | Plot: 33% | A mix: 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 57% | No: 28% | It's complicated: 14%

Loveable characters?

No: 42% | Yes: 42% | It's complicated: 14%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 71% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 14%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 85% | No: 14%

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