In Earthbound Bones, the angel Galmadriel finds herself earthbound after a daring act caused her to fall from Heaven. With no communication from her superiors, Galmadriel is forced to find her way in an unfamiliar world as she tries to solve the mystery of a little boy hit and killed by a car and the murder of the woman living next door. Galmadriel must connect the dots and find a killer in the hopes that she will redeem herself and be allowed back into Heaven.
This book can be read as a stand-alone, but I recommend reading the 4 books in the Psychic Seasons series as it is frequently referenced in the book. I read (and loved) the Psychic Seasons series last year, so when this sequel came up on Netgalley, I snapped it up. I loved the premise of the guardian angel Galmadriel having to adapt to being a human. Or, at least, an angel in a human body.
The whole fish-out-of-water theme has always appealed to me, and I enjoyed watching Galmadriel adjust to human life, particularly her struggles with the coffee maker and experiencing a BLT for the first time (That BLT sounded really good, too!). I also enjoyed her reunion with the Psychic Seasons ladies. It was rather like visiting old friends when they showed up in the story, with Amethyst plucking auras, Kat winning bets and Gustavia's funky skirts.
The plot was well-paced and unfolded neatly. I loved the scenes with Craig's mind, it was fascinating, both haunting and enthralling. And as the main plot of solving the murders progressed, the secondary plot of Julius going missing and the block on Galmadriel's powers snuck in there and added another layer to the already rich plot. I love how the author expertly weaves several books together with one theme, and this one, ending neatly with a cliffhanger, always leaves me wanting more.
Overall, a fantastic read and a great sequel to the Psychic Seasons series.