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Bad Bones by Graham Marks

Bad Bones

Part of the Red Eye Series
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Suspend disbelief and throw yourself into an action-packed, creepy tale. 16 year old Gabe finds himself on the wrong side of an ambitious drug dealer in Los Angeles and life takes an even sharper turn for the worse when he wakens a menacing, murdering apparition, obsessed with locating what has been lost. The author doesn't always explain every action or reaction, he allows the story to race ahead, maintaining suspense and encouraging the readers own imagination to run riot. Highlighting friendship and loyalty, ‘Bad Bones’ also proves that it can sometimes be very difficult to repair a wrong and initiate a right. Surrender to the story as it tears off into the realms of scary fantasy, but DON’T whatever you do, surrender to the sinister evil that has surfaced and refuses to die. ~ Liz Robinson

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In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.  You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Catherine Bryce - 'A thrilling book that has you sitting on the edge of your chair with suspense and excitement.'
  • Russ Pasquill - 'The story never lulls and I read this in a matter of hours.  Bad Bones will have you riveted from start to finish.'
  • Jake Brown - 'Fast pace young adults book, remember not all that you find may turn to gold - it may haunt you.'
  • Lorraine Baker - 'fast paced and easy to read - Will suit teenagers and adults alike.'
  • Destiny Maraj - 'a great read, however I found it quite frightening and I don't think  it would be suitable for the faint hearted. '
  • Lorraine Blencoe - 'I absolutely loved the premise of this book, a 16 year old uncovering buried treasure and awakening the dead. But, for me and my 14 year old daughter, it just didn't live up to the expectation.'
  • Edel Waugh - 'if you like a creepy book , this is just the book for you!'
  • Ieva Galinauskaite - 'I really enjoyed reading this book and following Gabe’s journey in helping his family.'
  • Sarah Smith - 'An action packed book about a boy who runs into alsorts of trouble just so he can help his family.'
  • Susan Keaney  - 'Graham Marks' Bad Bones takes the reader of an unsettling and dark journey with Gabe - one single decision can change your life.'
  • Ceri Forster - 'Not too great on characterisation, and the plot was a bit farfetched, but very pacey with lots of action to keep you reading. Quick and easy for younger adult readers.'
  • Lola Bridgeman - 'The story was interesting enough for me to go to the end of the book but the dialogue was trite and characters thinly developed. Love Red Eye,this book, not so much.'


Bad Bones by Graham Marks

Gabe is feeling the pressure. His family has money troubles, he's hardly talking to his dad, plus lowlife Benny is on his case. Needing some space to think, he heads off into the hills surrounding LA. And he suddenly stumbles across a secret that will change everything. A shallow grave. Gabe doesn't think twice about taking the gold bracelet he finds buried there. Even from the clutches of skeletal hands. But he has no idea what he's awakening...

Graham Mark's chilling novel is part of the Red Eye series which includes Frozen Charlotte and Sleepless - the nightmare begins when you're awake.....!

About the Author

Graham Marks

As a child Graham Marks spent the first six years of his life following his father around who was an RAF pilot, including a three-year stint in Canada. The start of a love affair with North America that’s never stopped.

He was sent to boarding school at the age of 13, an experience he hated, and then went to Harrow School of Art to study Information Graphics. Graham has produces children’s non-fiction books, written children’s novels and even attempted to launch the UK’s first adult comic strip magazine.

As a writer he has penned comic strip scripts for Marvel UK (Motormouth, The Genetix), radio scripts for BBC Radio 5 (Wiggly Park) and TV and film tie-in books for Boxtree (Captain Scarlet, Judge Dredd) and BBC Worldwide (Wallace and Gromit, 5th Musketeer). He's also written for Maxim, Midweek, Playboy South Africa and SHE.

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Publication date

4th May 2015


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Stripes Publishing an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group


336 pages
Interest Age: From 13 to 16 years


NewGen - YA Fiction
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Horror & ghost stories, chillers (Children's / Teenage)



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