The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco


Original Title The Bone Witch
ISBN 1492635820 (ISBN13: 9781492635826)
Edition Language English

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 would like to thank Netgalley, Rin Chupeco and Source Books for giving me an ARC for my honest and unbiased review.

I really enjoyed the blurb on the back of the book, it sounded great. I did enjoy the the story but at places it did slow and i felt more details could be added. I also appreciate thhat this is aimed more at YA readers not a forty plus reader.
It has a present story line with a small future story line running through it.
The main story relates the life of Tea as a witch, after raising her brother back from the dead on the day of his funeral, she is taken to the Willows to learn how to use her craft. She eventually stats her apprentiship and rises quickly through the tiers of training.
The plot of this story is basic but good enough, but i felt it didn’t quite live up to the blurb.

I do want to know more about the Oracle, Daeva and the darak and Faceless, so so in this respect it makes a good story as it piqued my interest to want to know more.