THE BONE WITCH BOOK REVIEW!

THE BONE WITCH BY RIN CHUPECO BOOK REVIEW!

SYNOPSIS:

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.

MY THOUGHTS:

I was fairly pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this book, I had heard some mixed things about it and I wasn’t sure it was going to be up my alley, but I found that I did really like it. Even though this book wasn’t the most perfect book ever, I still found it to be a very great book.

The start of the book was a little slow, I will admit this, but as I kept on going I did find myself to be getting addicted to the story and I honestly couldn’t put it down and ended up reading it all in one sitting. Once the story began to develop it was heaps easier to enjoy it and after I was a quarter in it really started to pick up.

The story was also very character based, which is what I loved most about the book as I am a person that likes to really connect with a character and if I don’t like the characters there is a high chance that I will not enjoy the book. There also wasn’t much romance in the book which is something I always find good especially in the first books of new fantasy series as I do find that sometimes the romance does take away from the world building especially if it is a complex building of the world, however I do hope for a lot more romance in book two.

Overall, this book was a very nice debut novel and a very character based story. I absolutely can’t wait to get the second book in my hands and read more of Rin’s books in the near future. I also love the diverse aspects in this book as it is also an Own Voices novel too! This book is perfect for those that love reading high fantasy, and witches!

STAR RATING: 3.5 OUT OF 5 STARS

BUY HERE: https://www.bookdepository.com/The-Bone-Witch-Rin-Chupeco/9781492635826?ref=grid-view&qid=1500610050414&sr=1-1

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MID-YEAR BOOK FREAK OUT TAG

HEYYYYY YA,

Today I am doing a tag that I don’t actually think I was tagged to do but it was co created by one of my friends Chami from ReadLikeWildfire and everyone seemed to be doing this therefore I had to join the band wagon

QUESTION #1 – BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ IN 2017 SO FAR?
For me I of course can not choose just one therefore I will give you three: Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff, Draekora by Lynette Noni and Remind Me How This Ends by Gabrielle Tozer.

QUESTION #2 – BEST SEQUEL READ IN 2017 SO FAR?
Excluding the two mentioned in the first question, I would have to say I would have to go with A Court of Wings and Ruin because it was the end of one of my fave series ever.

QUESTION #3 – NEW RELEASE YOU HAVEN’T READ YET BUT WANT TO?
I really want to read Telophy by Wanda Wiltshire, I have started it a little but I really would like to finish it sometime very soon!

QUESTION #4 – MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR?
This is a tricky one because I actually have read most of the ones that I anticipated this half early, but I am dying to read Adam Silvera’s new book They Both Die At The End.

QUESTION #5 – BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT?
Forever and Always Lara Jean, this book just wasn’t what I wanted at all and I all round just found it really rushed, I have a review of it on my blog if you would like to hear more HERE

QUESTION #6 – BIGGEST SURPRISE?
Remind Me How This Ends, I wasn’t expecting to relate to it as much as I did and I just all round loved it so much more than I thought I would.

QUESTION #7 – FAVOURITE NEW AUTHOR? (DEBUT OR NEW TO YOU)
This is 100% Jen Wilde, the author of Queens of Geek, this book was awesome and had so many different diverse themes in it that I adored and can’t wait to read more of Jen’s works!

QUESTION #8 – NEWEST FICTIONAL CRUSH?
Teddy from Windfall was pretty cute and I’d totally have him hahah but also the gorgeous Rhysand as usual I would accept just as much.

QUESTION #9 – NEWEST FAVOURITE CHARACTER?
I really loved the character of Esther Solar from The Semi Definitive List of Worst Nightmares, she was so intriguing and just all round different from what you see in a lot of books, you can read more about her in my review HERE

QUESTION #10 – BOOKS THAT MADE YOU CRY?
Geekerella by Ashley Poston made me cry a lil in a very emotional scene but it was more so angry tears and tears of frustration hahah, but it was just so cute I couldn’t help but adore it.

QUESTION #11 – A BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY?
I loved reading Draekora by Lynette Noni, any new book by Lyn has me super happy because I would go on adventures with Alex any day of the week if I could TBH

QUESTION #12 – WHAT DO YOU NEED TO READ BY THE END OF THE YEAR?
I must get to reading some of V E Schwab books because Sarah from WrittenWordWorlds has been begging me forever to start them and I just bought her duology therefore I should have no excuses to not read them soon!

THATS ALL FOR NOW!

COMMENT BELOW WHAT YOU’RE EXCITED TO READ BEFORE THIS YEAR ENDS

5 BOOKS IVE CHANGED MY MIND ON!

HEY GUYS,

SO TODAY’S POST IS A POST I KINDA THOUGH OF WHILE I WAS WATCHING MAKEUP VIDEOS ON ‘PRODUCTS IVE CHANGED MY MIND ON’ AND I THOUGHT IT WORKED PERFECTLY FOR BOOKS AS WELL SO I DECIDED TODAY TO EXPLAIN HOW I HAVE CHANGED MY MIND ON SOME BOOKS AFTER SOME TIME POST READING – SOME FOR THE BETTER SOME FOR THE WORST

BOOK #1 – CARAVAL BY STEPHANIE GARBER:
This book when I first read it I liked it for the most part, but then as it came out and then my friends began to read it and they began to find some problems with it, my thoughts and feelings were changed and instead of the original 4 star rating I gave it, I would now give it about a 2 star rating. I didn’t really like the characters and the more I ranted about them with people the more I hated them and there were other aspects that i hated but I shall save your time reading my ranting and end it here.

BOOK #2 – A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES:
The first time I read this book, I did adore it but I also wasn’t in love with it and after not liking Throne of Glass, I just kind of shoved it into that category and you’ll never believe that I was never going to continue the series. However I read it with my book club that I had at the time and when it came the time to chat about the book, I soon realised that it really wasn’t like Throne of Glass after all and I really fell in love with the world and from that day on I couldn’t get Rhysand out of my head and wanted to learn more about the different courts.

BOOK #3 – THE FAULT IN OUR STARS:
This book at the time was something that everyone was reading back when it first came out and in that time I really did love it and had read nothing alike it and it was one of the first Young Adult books that I had read. But as the time passed and the movie came around and I decided to re read it beforehand and in that time I found that I just didn’t like it as much as I did that first time and I found that in that time I had read so much more and had so much more that it just wasn’t up there as a favourite this time around.

BOOK #4 – TO ALL THE BOYS IVE LOVED BEFORE:
At first, I didn’t LOVE this book but I also didn’t HATE it, I think I gave it a 3 star rating originally. After reading and when I was writing a review I had so much to talk about and had so many points that I loved about it and I also found that I really loved the culture of the book and I soon found myself bumping up my review to a 4.5 rating in the end because it really didn’t deserve my 3 star rating.

BOOK #5 – DIVERGENT:
This book series was ruined for me in so many many ways, two of the main reasons being one: the movies – I reallyyyy did not like Shailene as Tris and that really put me off (I could rant about the movies in a huge blog post but I’ll save your time today). reason two being: Allegiant the final book of the series just being complete utter meh and it just ruined the semi good build up from the first two books. Because of these two reasons, I now hate this book series with a passion and I can not watch past the first movie.

AND THATS A WRAP!

HOPEFULLY YOU ENJOYED THIS POST! COMMENT BELOW A BOOK YOU HAVE CHANGED YOUR MIND ON!!