Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Bone Witch | Ren Chupeco | ARC Review

** I received an ARC of this book from SOURCEBOOKS FIRE and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!** 
 This is one of my more highly anticipated book releases for 2017 and I am SO thankful to have been blessed with an ARC of this baby! I mean, seriously can we look at this glorious work of art that is the book cover? IT IS BEAUTIFUL. 
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!  
 I LOVED this book. It's descriptive which I really enjoyed, and I loved the entire idea of an geisha going bad ass. In this book however, they're referred to them as "Asha" and I loved learning about how they did their training with the dancing and schooling. 
 Unfortunately for the main character, Tea, things to start to go bad for her when she accidentally brings her brother, Fox back to life. This event is really what changes Tea's life, because she can do this, Mykala THE ONE OTHER BONE WITCH comes along and takes Tea and Fox with her so she can train Tea to become an asha and eventually a bone witch like herself.  
 I love this world that Rin Chupero has built around these kingdoms and something that's called a heartglass. This is how Tea can draw her power but literally everyone has one and it's part of your actual heart/soul. You can give it to someone but they can abuse that power. I haven't read any kind of fantasy book before with that kind of element in it so wrapping my mind around how these things worked was something that had the amazing ability to distract me when I was stuck on the side of the road today.  
 All in all, I really enjoyed this book and I can't wait for the sequel. I am now a fan of a new author and I am sure I am going to read whatever she decides to write next! The Bone Witch releases March 7, 2017 and I already have a finished copy preordered on the amazon!

5/5 stars!

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