The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Title: The Bone Witch

Author: Rin Chupeco

Publisher:  Sourcebooks Fire

Format: eBook

Publication Date: March 7, 2017 

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars

Source:  Edelweiss

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.

I really enjoyed The Bone Witch, the writing and imagery were absolutely gorgeous, and the characterization was fabulous. I loved Tea and her fierce independence, she was absolutely loyal to herself and those she knew would be loyal to her. She saw through everyone’s bullshit, and that was absolutely refreshing. I know this girl is going to make some giant mistakes, but she is going to make them trying to do the right thing which just makes my heart hurt for her.

The secondary characters that support Tea were well-rounded and dynamic. Her brother is just amazing, and the ending kind of ripped my heart out because I just need to know what happened between the two of them. And that is my biggest grievance with this book. The fact that it was all setup and foreshadowing. It bounces between the past and present, which generally doesn’t bother me but the fact that we didn’t get any answers does. The next book isn’t even going to be out til 2018, I generally do a better job of checking but I figured it would be in the next few months since this book was originally published in 2016. So I’m disappointed because I really want some answers, and I’m still a year or more out from that. The book does lose a star for me because of that, but I also know I’ll be re-reading this when the time comes and making sure I get the next book. 4 out of 5 stars.

4/5 – An Enjoyable Read, Well Written

**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**

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“Then perhaps we should carve a world one day where the strength lies in who you are, rather than in what they expect you to be.”
Rin Chupeco, The Bone Witch