2017 has been a fantastic reading year till now. I think I’ve read atleast ten five star books. Way to go authors!
Hello all, today I’m going to be talking about The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco, one of my new favourites.
Tea is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy makes her a bone witch, who are feared and ostracised 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.
What a fantastic book. I loved, loved, loved it!
Necromancy, geisha like characters, great magic and such a fantastic blend of cultures.
The writing is good, the plot is good and the characters are good.
Even the cover is gorgeous.
What more could one ask for?
Tea is such a beautiful, innocent protagonist. I love her. She’s logical, afraid, dark and a little impulsive. She gets angry at the right moments and stays calm when required. There’s no unnecessary whining nor is there any unnecessary hate.
Nothing in the book happens because she wanted to show off or because she wanted to be the best.
She’s so well written that it shocks me.
Fox. FOX, MY MAN!
Fox is my favourite character. He’s Tea’s undead brother. Look how clipped all my sentences are. I’m so excited to review this! Okay so Fox is brave, he’s smart, super supportive and very understanding. He knows what he needs to do and I have a feeling that I’m going to be very angry with him in the next book.
The book has fantastic side characters and with so much potential.
The author knows exactly where to include and exclude them. They all have their own little back stories and since I love good side characters, I loved this particular fact very much.
I loved every single one of them.
Now as for the plot.
Story telling. Two different time zones. Not one of my preferred formats but this book made it work beautifully. The world building was creative and again, very beautifully done. The character development was substantial and subtle, perfect.
I loved every part of this book. The ratings are so low and I’m so confused because this is one of the best things I’ve ever read.
One or two things that did bother me was the fact that the descriptions were sometimes too long and that the whole climax of this book wasn’t as extreme as I would have liked it to be. It was very over shadowed by the rest of the going ons and that kind of blew it for me.
Otherwise I absolutely loved this book and I recommend it to anyone who likes fantasy.