Hi everyone, and welcome to this week’s Book Review Tuesday!
First and foremost, happy happy birthday to David Bowie, the Man who Fell to Earth. Thank you for bringing your joy, creativity, and music to this planet.
(Currently listening to my all-Bowie playlist. I just finished re-watching the “Life On Mars?” music video, and I’ll admit that I got choked up. GAH. 💔 )
Aaaaaanyway, time for me talk about books and try not to cry.
The Bone Witch was recommended by a good friend of mine about a month or so ago. I trusted her judgment and checked it out at the library, hoping to be pleasantly surprised. And? AMAZING fantasy novel. With a world and lore that nearly rivals that of Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse, this book really packs a punch.
Enjoy the review!
The Bone Witch
In Tea’s world, witches protect the people from the forces of evil. Each one harnesses a different power, connecting to different elements and forces of nature. Tea has yet to discover her powers, but when she unintentionally resurrects her brother Fox, she realizes that she’s a Bone Witch, capable of various feats of necromancy.
Bone Witches are feared and their powers frowned upon, and Tea becomes ashamed of her powers. But under the tutelage of a mentor in the city, she learns to control her unusual abilities. She must face not only the criticism of the other witches, but also the true evils that threaten to change her world for the worse. Can Tea figure out her budding powers-and learn to face down the forces that could destroy her world?
See above, my friend has great taste.
The Bone Witch is an expertly crafted fantasy, with a world that I’d willingly get lost in and beautiful writing to match. So much time and attention to detail is put into the world-building, and it truly shows through in this novel. I adored all of the lore and history with the witches, and it reminded me a lot of the Grishaverse (type “Grishaverse” into the search bar, and all of my reviews for them should come up) . The characters were incredible, and they were each very unique and fit well into the enchanting world. Overall, I highly recommend this to all you YA fantasy fans out there, especially fans of the Grishaverse. 🙂
I’m preeeetty sure this is a trilogy, but I haven’t quite looked into reading the rest of the series just yet. I’ll have to add the sequel(s) to my TBR, regardless.
Thank you so much for reading this week’s review! Have a fantastic day, and take care of yourselves!