Hi all! I’m so excited to be part of The Bone Witch blog tour and to share my review. This is such a cool book, and author has an awesome giveaway going on. You can find info about the book, author, tour, giveaway, and my review below!
About the Book:
The Bone Witch (#1)
by Rin Chupeco
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: March 7, 2017
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
The beast raged; it punctured the air with its spite. But the girl was fiercer.
Tea is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy makes her a bone witch, who are feared and ostracized 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.
About the Author:
Rin Chupeco wrote obscure manuals for complicated computer programs, talked people out of their money at event shows, and did many other terrible things. She now writes about ghosts and fairy tales but is still sometimes mistaken for a revenant. She wrote The Girl from the Well, its sequel, The Suffering, and The Bone Witch, the first book of a new YA Fantasy trilogy. Find her at rinchupeco.com.
Blog Tour Schedule:
When Tea accidentally brings her brother back to life, she discovers she is a Dark asha, also known as a bone witch. She is reluctant to leave her community, even if they now fear her, but as she begins her training with other asha, she finds herself fitting into the new environment more than she expected. However, there are dark forces at all turns, forces even a Dark asha may find difficult to control, and Tea will have to decide what path is best when betrayal, politics, and lies surround her.
Ever since the cover reveal for THE BONE WITCH happened, I’ve been drooling over this book. The cover and synopsis sounded right up my alley, and I was right! Chupeco tells a story of magic, growth, and a long, internal journey unlike any I’ve read before. When the story begins, we know something bad has happened to Tea, our hardworking, sometimes reckless, and morally complex protagonist. She tells her story to a Bard, and readers will be shocked by the twists in Tea’s story through the very end of the book.
THE BONE WITCH is a slow-burn book. Rarely is much time skipped in Tea’s 4-5 year journey, which may leave something to be desired for readers who want an action-packed, fast-paced plot. However, even when I occasionally wanted the story to speed up, I was never bored. Chupeco’s world building is utterly fascinating, and Tea is one of the most interesting characters I’ve read. The length and consistent pace allow readers to dig deep into Tea’s world and her character.
While I adore Tea, I also have to applaud the secondary cast of characters. Chupeco balances a phenomenal secondary cast that have their own motives and dimensions. I particularly enjoy learning more about the other asha, but truly every side character is a gift (especially Fox, who I just wanted to hug). The story effortlessly manages to keep Tea at the center, while allowing the world to include multiple characters whose lives do not revolve around Tea. If there was a companion story for any of the side characters, I would eagerly read it (especially Zoya).
Lovers of fantasy, magic, and resilient characters will fall hard for THE BONE WITCH. I thoroughly enjoyed every page of it, and I can’t wait for the sequel.
Take the Quiz!
The author made a super cool quiz where you can discover what asha you are! I got a Daanoris asha, which is awesome. The author also did these amazing sketches of the asha, and I wanted to share her Daanoris one, since it’s what I got on the quiz:
ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY:
1 winner will get a signed hardcover of The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco & a crochet Tea doll
2 winners will get a bottlecap necklace and a crochet doll each