The Bone Curse by Carrie Rubin *Spoiler Free Mini Review*



Ben Oris, a pragmatic med student from Philadelphia, gets cut by an old bone while touring the Paris catacombs. His companion Laurette, a public health student from Haiti, senses danger and worries an evil curse now runs through him.

Ben scoffs at the idea—he simply has a wound that won’t heal—and back home he returns to his stressful clerkship at the hospital. But when people close to him succumb to a grisly illness and a dark priest pursues him, his skepticism wavers. Could a bone from an 18th-century skeleton with a frightening history really cause modern-day disease?

With the help of Laurette, he scrambles to find a cure through Vodou before more of his loved ones die. But first, he must battle the mysterious priest who’s bent on vengeance and determined to have Ben’s blood as his own.”

Summary (4)

I read this book a while ago, so I am doing a mini review. But I really enjoyed this book. The only complaint I have is that the main character doesn’t feel like 30 years old, he felt like in his beginning, mid-twenties. But I really liked the medical aspect to the story, it is something I enjoy reading in general. The main character was first looking for a medical explanation for his problem, even though the summary implies something else. The ending was very fast paced and kept me on the edge of my seat and the writing style was easy to read and kept me engaged in the story. I really liked this book and I am very happy to see on Goodreads that this will be a series, so actually want to sequel in my hands like right now.

Overall rating: 4.5/5 stars

2 thoughts on “The Bone Curse by Carrie Rubin *Spoiler Free Mini Review*

  1. This book definitely sounds interesting. Anything medical related or medical aspirant inspired characters attract me and a fast paced ending would impress me any day. Might give this a try soon!

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