Book Review: The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Sometimes it is good to remind ourselves how bitterness tastes

I’ve been looking forward to reading The Bone Witch, but most of the novel I was just confused on where the story was going.

Book Review: The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco


Title & Author: The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Release Date: March 7 2017
Series: The Bone Witch
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire


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 give The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco three out of five hearts. There was so much wrong with it, but in the main time I was entertained and confused like crazy. I loved that this was a novel about necromancy. Last novel I read with that in it, was the Darkest Powers trilogy, which I thought sucked. This novel is much better, but still not everything I had hoped for.

Tea is a great character, you really get to know her and her thoughts and fears.

After Tea resurrects her brother, Fox, people start calling him her familiar, but it is not really explained why, or I missed that part. But I really can not remember why.

I felt like I missed a lot of things during the pieces that were in the present time. On Goodreads Rin writes
The Bone Witch is made up of two intertwined stories, so to speak. One takes place in the present, where a bard recounts his experiences with an exiled asha he meets on a lonely beach of skulls.
But I did not get most of this from the pieces. It just help make me be more confused with the story.

The story is well written en I think it has a lot of potential, but it is not getting its best. It could have been so much more. I flew through it and did not mind. But maybe because it was so easy it was so easy to miss important pieces? Or maybe it was so easy because there was almost no explanation for things? I have no idea. On Rin’s website it is stated that she has 100% of The Heartforger done, of which I assume is the second novel in The Bone Witch series. I do want to read it to see if she has learned things from the previous novel. But since she has already released another series, she might never change her way of writing.

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For now, let books enrich your life!


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