Review: Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Posted February 23, 2017 by girlswit in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Review: Bone Witch by Rin ChupecoBone Witch by Rin Chupeco
Series: The Bone Witch
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on March 7th, 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 400
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A Publishers Weekly Most Anticipated Young Adult Book of Spring 2017!

In the captivating start to a new, darkly lyrical fantasy series for readers of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir, Tea can raise the dead, but resurrection comes at a price...

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.

Memoirs of a Geisha meets The Name of the Wind in this brilliant new fantasy series by Rin Chupeco!


Lisa’s Review:  

I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

The cover and description made me super excited to read this book. You can’t get any better than dark forces, witches, and magic.

As much as I wanted to love this book I struggled reading it to its end; many times I thought about just stopping. It just didn’t keep my attention and was poorly paced. The story dragged on and on and confused me a lot.  This book was overloaded with description and lacked what is necessary to drive the plot forward.  The description of everything became boring. 

The characters were flat and I just couldn’t connect with them.  There wasn’t really any emotion radiating from them.  I believe this book spanned 3-4 years of Tea’s life but it’s hard to tell. 

I was completely lost regarding the romance. During the book Tea likes Prince Kalen but it never moves past that and it doesn’t really seem to be reciprocated but then at the end they are walking into the sunset. I don’t get it. 

During the book there is a present Tea and a past Tea. The present Tea is talking about her past and how she learned to be an Ashka. The present wants vengeance for something but I’m clearly lost regarding the reasons behind it. 

The beginning starts with Tea unknowingly raising her brother, Fox, from the dead. This alerts others that she has the dark in her and Lady Mykaela comes for her to teach her the way of a bone Witch. Tea and Fox have a connection because of her resurrecting him. Fox is a protective, nice zombie. But in the end he connection is lost and Tea thinks he will kill her. I don’t know how or why there is this huge shift in their connection/relationship.  

There are so many gaps and things I don’t understand. I would have preferred more plot, faster pace and less description. 



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