Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer

The basics

Title: Not Even Bones


Series: Market of Monsters #1

- Not Even Bones (2018)
- Only Ashes Remain (2019)
- When Villains Rise (2020)

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Goodreads Summary:

Nita doesn’t murder supernatural beings and sell their body parts on the internet—her mother does that. Nita just dissects the bodies after they’ve been “acquired.” But when her mom brings home a live specimen, Nita decides she wants out — dissecting living people is a step too far.

But when she tries to save her mother’s victim, she ends up sold on the black market in his place — because Nita herself is a supernatural being. Now Nita is on the other side of the bars, and there is no line she won’t cross to escape and make sure no one can ever capture her again.

Nita did a good deed, and it cost her everything. Now she’s going to do a lot of bad deeds to get it all back.

Read a full summary of Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer below. If you can’t remember what happened in The Girl From the Well and you need a refresher, then you’re in the right place.

What happened in Not Even Bones?

  • Nita and her family hunt supernatural beings and sell their body parts on the internet. It’s a bit grim. Especially because Nita and her family aren’t exactly human.
  • Nita’s mum brings back a boy called Fabricio and starts chopping. Nita helps him escape because she’s trying to be a good person.
  • Nita’s mum leaves and Nita is caught and caged herself. She reckons her mum was behind this.
  • Nita is being held by a woman called Reyes. There’s also a girl there called Mirella who may or may not be a dolphin.
  • Kavit works for Reyes and he tries to break Nita down. Eventually it turns out he’s not so bad. Lorenzo and Boulder, though, are not good.
  • Mirella and Nita try to escape. Mirella gets shot and thrown into the river and she is presumed dead. Keep in mind the whole dolphin thing though.
  • Nita heads back to the building and teams up with Kovit. They kill Reyes. Nita pretends to be Reyes to get Lorenzo and Boulder to do what she wants.
  • Nita gets shot and put back in the cage. The trio plan on chopping her up. Kovit gets hurt too.
  • Kovit and Nina escape again. This time they burn down the entire market. Mirella comes back as a dolphin to help out.
  • Nita goes to INHUP and is questionned by Agent Quispe. They have a video of Nita in the cage. They have a photo of one of Reyes’ customers and ask Nita if she knows him. She recognises him and says so. He’s a vampire who killed Nita’s father for a mafia group.
  • Agent Quispe is about to put Nita on a flight and she introduced her to Fabricio, who sold her to Reyes in the first place. Quispe thinks Fabricio is a refugee. Great.

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