The Bone Witch

The Bone Witch #1

Rin Chupeco

fiction fantasy young adult
adventurous dark mysterious slow-paced

432 pages | first published 2017

In the captivating start to a new, darkly lyrical fantasy series, Tea can raise the dead, but resurrection comes at a price.When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she's a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha-one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles and make a powerful choice.

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Moods

adventurous 77%
dark 68%
mysterious 52%
tense 27%
reflective 11%
challenging 9%
emotional 9%
sad 6%
funny 4%
relaxing 2%

Pace

medium 60%
slow 30%
fast 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 68% | No: 15% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 43% | It's complicated: 35% | No: 18% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 97% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 83% | No: 8% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.64