Thursday, February 9, 2017

Review: The Bone Witch

I was so fortunate to get an ARC of this book and what a creative ride.


When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.

In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha — one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles…and make a powerful choice.

Memoirs of a Geisha meets The Name of the Wind in this brilliant new fantasy series by Rin Chupeco!




The book took a while to get into and was a bit confusing, but super kudos for creativity. The pacing I found to be slow, sometimes tedious. I think I was expecting more action with such amazing characterizations of the good and evil characters. However, the world building is top notch. There’s no holding back on description in this book, if you can handle it. I didn’t always enjoy the flipping of perspective between the past and present, but I’m the type of reader who wants everything in the now and not the past. So, no fault of the author on this; it’s probably me. I’m not patient through long passages on what already happened and find myself skim reading, which I probably shouldn’t. But all of it was worth it for the twists at the end. I’ll be picking up the next in the series.

Thank you to Netgally for kindly providing a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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