The Bone Witch – Rin Chupeco

Let me be clear: I never intended to raise my brother from his grave, though he may claim otherwise. If there’s anything I’ve learned from him in the years since, it’s that the dead hide truths as well as the living.

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.

Goodreads rating: ✮✮✮✮ (3.53 stars)

My rating: ✮✮ (2 stars) and DNF

I had such high hopes for this book. It is told through two different perspectives sort of running alongside each other; The Bard, who intends to sing about Tea’s story, and Tea’s perspective of her past. There is a lot of necromancy-witchy-paranormal vibes in this book.

I really wanted to like it, and I tried so hard to stick with it, but when it got to just under 30% I was completely lost. Where I loved the detailed story telling, I found myself day dreaming about that than what was happening with the story. I frequently had to re-read passages as I didn’t know what was happening, and even then it didn’t seem like much.

I am disappointed, but mostly with myself. I believe that if you have a much better attention span and enjoy the slow build-up, then this is the book for you! Unfortunately, this was not the book for me.

You can find this book on goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31140295-the-bone-witch

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