Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Review - The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Title: The Bone Witch (The Bone Witch, #1)
Author: Rin Chupeco
Pages: 400
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: 7th March 2017

Blurb from Goodreads: 

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.


My Review:

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Sourcebooks Fire and NetGalley*

When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother at his funeral, she learns that she is a bone witch.
She must leave her family to begin her training and understand how to control her powers.
Bone witches are feared because of their dark abilities and their numbers are dwindling.
Will Tea complete her training?
Will she be able to stop the darkness that threatens the kingdom?

I was intrigued by the premise of The Bone Witch - a young girl that can raise the dead - but reading it I found myself disappointed.
Tea was an okay protagonist but none of the characters really stood out to me.
The plot was dull in places and seemed to drag out. I often found my attention wandering.
I liked the similarities between the asha (those with elemental magic) and Geisha - asha also had to learn dancing, music etc.

Unfortunately, this wasn't for me.