2017 · 3 Stars · Book Reviews · Fantasy · Reviewed for NetGalley · Young Adult

The Bone Witch │ Rin Chupeco

Synopsis:

The beast raged; it punctured the air with its spite. But the girl was fiercer.

Tea is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy makes her a bone witch, who are feared and ostracized in the kingdom. For theirs is a powerful, elemental magic that can reach beyond the boundaries of the living—and of the human.

Great power comes at a price, forcing Tea to leave her homeland to train under the guidance of an older, wiser bone witch. There, Tea puts all of her energy into becoming an asha, learning to control her elemental magic and those beasts who will submit by no other force. And Tea must be strong—stronger than she even believes possible. Because war is brewing in the eight kingdoms, war that will threaten the sovereignty of her homeland…and threaten the very survival of those she loves.

 


Review:

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I didn’t realize this was going to be a series but halfway into the book I started to get worried when nothing seemed to be happening. And sadly nothing really happens for the first three quarters of the book. Then as the end gets closer the story starts to pick up.

More time is spent describing what everyone is wearing, how they dance, or the jewels they wear. I was hoping for more action, more suspense.

I was pulled in with the first few chapters but then the plot seemed to slow to a crawl.

The characters were written well enough.

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