The Bone Witch

The Bone Witch

Book - 2017
Average Rating:
Rate this:
8
1
Tea's gift for death magic means that she is a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community, but when an older bone witch trains her to become an asha--one who can wield elemental magic--Tea will have to overcome her obstacles and make a powerful choice in the face of danger as dark forces approach.
Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781492635826
1492635820
Branch Call Number: YA CHUPECO
Characteristics: xiii, 411 pages ; 22 cm

Opinion

From Library Staff

Tea discovers she is a powerful necromancer by accidentally raising her brother from the dead. Dark forces are at work and she may be the only one who can save the kingdom, even if it means risking her own life and betraying those she loves. First in a series, the next book is The Heart Forger.

“Fifteen-year-old Tea discovers that she has a power that sets her apart from the other witches in her village and will incur their hatred. She is a “bone witch” who can raise the dead. Aware that a darkness is coming, Tea agrees to leave her home and family so she can learn to save the very peop... Read More »


From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

LPL_KimberlyL Oct 14, 2018

We read this for the YA for Grownups bookclub, and what a fun read it was! Thoroughly spooky, this is a great first book in a fantasy/horror series and I'm curious to read more within this universe to see what happens next. This book is a great read-a-like if you love Garth Nix's Abhorsen series or anything written by Leigh Bardugo.

kirstd31 Aug 23, 2018

I just could not get into the book. I did not like how they went back and forth between the past and present. It also seemed like the characters would be in one city and they all of a sudden they were somewhere else and I had no idea why.

f
Fa613
Jun 20, 2018

It was interesting reading this and emersing myself in the colorful, new culture was a bit difficult at times, but honestly the last page made it all worth it. I do so love it when a unexpected ship sails out of left field.

epowell13 May 17, 2018

This is one of those books recommended to me by others. I adored the gorgeous settings and descriptive writing... until that is all that this book became and I started to lose interest. The first half of the book flows well and at a fast enough pace to keep it interesting but I felt the story slowed down and I ended up putting it down. A couple months passed and I checked out the downloadable audiobook, much better! If you enjoy world building and descriptive language you might consider this title, but I would definitely go with the audio version if you decide to give this book a shot.

k
koiishi22
Oct 20, 2017

if memories of a geisha had magical creatures and witches that called themselves asha. Can take some time to get into as the first few chapters are all introductions into the world of asha. I didn't mind this that much, might not be for everyone.

d
Doobie2_0
Aug 04, 2017

I really enjoyed this book.

w
Willowleaf2
Mar 22, 2017

I really like this book. It's a bit confusing at first, but if you pay attention while you read it's very good. I especially like the parts in the present, because it's kind of eerie and I think Tea speaks with a nice rhythm.

o
ocasey
Mar 19, 2017

i love it

Quotes

Add a Quote

r
red_panda_2353
Nov 24, 2017

"Sometimes its good to remind our selves how bitterness tastes."

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at SPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top