Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Cold is in Her Bones blog tour

Hello Book Lovers! Today on my blog I have The Cold is in Her Bones. On my stop there is a spotlight, review, and giveaway.

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 keep her safe.

Milla’s whole world is her family’s farm. She is never allowed to travel to the village and her only friend is her beloved older brother, Niklas. When a bright-eyed girl named Iris comes to stay, Milla hopes her loneliness might finally be coming to an end. But Iris has a secret she’s forbidden to share: The village is cursed by a demon who possesses girls at random, and the townspeople live in terror of who it will come for next.

Now, it seems, the demon has come for Iris. When Iris is captured and imprisoned with other possessed girls, Milla leaves home to rescue her and break the curse forever. Her only company on the journey is a terrible new secret of her own: Milla is changing, too, and may soon be a demon herself.

Suspenseful and vividly imagined, The Cold Is in Her Bones is a novel about the dark, reverberating power of pain, the yearning to be seen and understood, and the fragile optimism of love.  

I love Greek mythology and so I defintely had to rad this book, but when I heard it was a Medusa retelling I was excited. And I was not disappoited with this book. I absolutely loved it. I can't really put into words how much I loved this book. I was drawn into this world where they fear a demon will posess their daughters, mothers, and friends. So they do rituals to keep the demon away and are good girls. But the demon still gets in their heads and when this happens they are taken to The Place. 

Milla is a good girl and lives out on her family's farm. She does what she is told and never leaves the farm unlike her dad and brother. But one day they come back from the village with another girl and Milla's life is changed. She has a friend and doesn't feel lonely anymore. But the demon has other plans for Milla and her new friend Iris. When Iris is possessed and taken away, Milla makes it her mission to rescue her. But with Milla changing herself she might not be able to rescue her new friend. 

I loved Milla so much. She is loyal and fierce and fights for what she believes is right. She grows so much in this book and definitely becomes a great heroine. I highly recommend this book if your looking for a book with danger, friendship, love, revenge, and betrayal that is centered around Greek mythology. 5/5 Bloody Fangs


"A dark and enchanting tale about friendship, pain, revenge, and the power of love, The Cold Is in Her Bones is the perfect read for Greek mythology fans and YA readers alike." ―Bustle

“Fiercely written and beautifully feminist, The Cold is in Her Bones reminds us of the power of loyalty and love in the face of ignorance and fear. I loved this tale of dangerous girls with wild hair and tangled hearts.” ―Lisa Maxwell, New York Timesbestselling author of The Last Magician

“A fresh, eerily compelling tale of betrayal, revenge, and the ties that bind. When van Arsdale paints a world, you can feel the fog against your skin.” ―Elly Blake, New York Times bestselling author of The Frostblood Saga  

Peternelle van Arsdale grew up in Newark, New Jersey, where she attended public school through the eighth grade. After that she attended three high schools in three different towns in four years, was deeply unpopular, and counted the seconds until graduation. She majored in English literature at Bryn Mawr College, and then landed in book publishing, thinking it was a good way to be paid to do what she liked to do anyway (she was only partly wrong). She worked her way up from editorial assistant to executive editor of adult fiction and nonfiction, and eventually struck out on her own as an independent editor.

Her first young adult novel, The Beast Is an Animal, is being developed by Amazon Studios for a feature film produced by Ridley Scott’s Scott Free and directed by Bert & Bertie. Her essays have been published by LitHub,, and Culturefly, and her short fiction has been published by The Whitefish Review.

Her second novel, The Cold is in Her Bones , will be published in January 2019. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she continues to edit and is at work on her third novel.


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Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank you to Peternelle for letting me review your book and say Thank you to Jean for letting me participate in this blog tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below.