Tea is used to magic, has grown up with it really. But when she loses her brother in a war to monsters, she inadvertently raises him from the dead in her grief. What follows is the coming of age story of a Bone Witch, a dark necromancer. Someone so powerful they can raise the dead and kill monsters called Daeva.
But when Tea is yanked away from all she’s known, she has to quickly learn self-control and pride, especially when most people would shun her and her abilities. It takes all she has to learn and grow into the Dark Asha she’s meant to become, and save the nation she calls home; even if they turn their backs on her.
- There is a lot going on here. It's a mix of coming of age fantasy and Memoirs of a Geisha. In fact, it was so close to Memoirs that I almost DNF. The story was so well written that I knew I had to give it a chance, and I'm really glad I did.
-The relationships and developments within the book all have a purpose, which I really appreciated. There are many strong female characters woven throughout the plot, it's worth a read just for that.
-The Bone Witch is a slow burn, which to me goes well with the prose. One major thing happens, but other than that, it's a character development story. The descriptions of her surroundings, schools, and the everyday culture and world building are thorough and well imagined.
-THE ENDING! I kinda knew what was coming, but it was a nice twist. Really nice. Who doesn't love a good anti-heroine?
-I can't go full on review with the details because this was an advanced reader copy, but it's definitely worth the read, slow burn and all.
*I received an advanced reader copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
*This Book will be released on March 7th, 2017*
~You can pre-order on Amazon below~
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