Bone Dressing (Bone Dressing #1) by Michelle I. Brooks

Bone Dressing (Bone Dressing, #1)

            Bone Dressing (Bone Dressing #1)


Time is running out & the Dark that's been chasing Syd for many lifetimes has finally caught up with her.

Sydney Roberdeau lost her parents as a young girl. Waiting for her life to start and the freedom that will come with her eighteenth birthday, Syd spends much of her time haunting the local cemetery. It is there, stretched out among the dead, that she feels most alive, most at home. Until one rainy night when Beau, Sarah and T.J. crash her ghostly sanctuary, appearing out of nowhere, turning her already inside-out world one degree past upside down.

Syd must now revisit past lives, dressing in the bodies of her previous selves & bone dressing. Her only chance to outrun the evil breathing down her neck is to face her own worst nightmares and her strongest desires. But if she can't stay out of trouble in this life, how can she possibly fix mistakes from past lives? And just how many lives has she lived, loved and lost? What is Syd exactly, and what will she risk for the life of a man she doesn't remember, the man she spent a lifetime with, the man she loves? Everything including her very own life?

Bone Dressing, the first in a series of seven books, will carry Syd and Beau on an adventure that transcends life itself.
Paperback, 360 pages
Published April 20th 2011 by Savage Enterprises
 (MY THOUGHTS)      5  HEARTS!!!!!
Bone Dressing is a fantastic mind trip. Michelle I. Brooks’ writing is totally amazing. The way Brooks took me into the dark mind of this seventeen-year-old girl was creepy awesome. I felt like I was holding my breath reading Bone Dressing, and just when I thought Brooks would let me come up for air, she wouldn't let me do it no . . . no. Not yet. Brooks did give me a lot of fun in Bone Dressing. Along with the dark side, I found myself laughing. I love sarcasm, and Sydney’s character was full of it. Syd’s mouth just wouldn't stop. You think okay, that’s all she can possibly have. But no, Syd just kept it rolling out. I loved it. Michelle Brooks has definitely created a fantastically creepy novel with Syd, whose mind delves into the dark side, and who takes on the sadistic evil of the bone dressing world she lives in.

Syd is one bad-ass girl. She hasn’t had a pretty life and it’s not going to get any prettier when she meets Beau, Sarah, and T.J. Matter-of-fact, it just becomes a whole lot darker. But she starts to understand who she is (or was) and her fight in this dark, sadistic world of hers. That fight will involve a very evil, sick person who has taken Syd's life and everything she loves. Beau will become her balance, and I can't wait to see how all this comes together with Syd and Beau in the next books.

Beau is made for Syd. He can take all Syd's sarcasm and keep on standing, and even dish a little of it back.
I love Beau's character. He's cocky, yet strong. Syd can lean on him, and he’s definitely strong enough to hold her. But it’s Beau's eyes that pull you deep into him. Beau still has a little bit of a mystery to him, and I'm going to have to wait find out all his deep, dark secrets in the next books, but I have the feeling I'm going to love every one of them.

Bone Dressing is one dark and intriguing look into the mind of Syd's wickedly evil world and her fight for her own life and the ones she loves. I highly recommend Bone Dressing as one awesome, sadistic, and addictive read.



  1. This book sounds awesome. A totally unique idea, and I love the cover. I follow Michelle on Twitter, and she's got some great hooks for it too, that have had me pining for it. I've been dying to read it for a while, I just need a few more hours in each day for reading time!

  2. Sounds awesome - thanks for posting a convincing review. I'm headed off to Amazon now.

  3. Great review. I'm getting ready to re-read Bone Dressing to get geared up for The Dreaming.

    @M.R. Merrick - I love Michelle's teases. They're for The Dreaming, but the catch Syd's personality perfectly. You need to find those extra hours and treat yourself. You'll love it. ;)


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