The Bone Witch

The Bone Witch

eBook - 2017
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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]
Characteristics: 1 online resource
ISBN: 9781492635840


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List - Summer Chills 2020
JeffcoTeens Jun 15, 2020

Tea is taken from her provincial village to begin training in dark magic. There she learns she has the power to raise the dead and is ostracized, left searching for a place to belong, while she struggles to battle a demonic daeva. This is a "Labyrith Lost" read-alike

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JeffcoTeens Sep 17, 2019

“Let me be clear, I never intended to raise my brother from the dead…if there’s one thing I’ve learned from him in the years since, it’s that the dead hide truths as well as the living….”

So, begins The Bone Witch.

Tea has been given the gift of Necromancy, a type of witch feared and ostraciz... Read More »

Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead and discovers she is different from the witches in her family, she is a bone witch, someone to be feared and exiled by society.

List - Beyond Harry Potter
JeffcoTeens Sep 05, 2018

When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother, she learns that she is a bone witch. Under the guidance of another bone witch, Tea and her brother travel to a new home where Tea trains to master elemental magic while dark forces threaten to destroy her and those she loves.

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Sep 03, 2020

Book 1 - ^
Book 2 - The Heart Forger
Book 3 - The Shadowglass

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Jul 13, 2020

A well-done teen fantasy with an Asian influence. Dark and refreshingly less romance-y than many teen fantasies. Will definitely be checking out the sequel, because there is definitely more to this story!

Jun 11, 2020

Geisha's with powers.The author spent way too much time describing fabrics , garments and accessories

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.

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.

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.

Aug 04, 2017

I really enjoyed this book.

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.

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Apr 21, 2020

“Then perhaps we should carve a world one day where the strength lies in who you are, rather than in what they expect you to be.”

Mar 17, 2019

"Let me be clear; I never intended to raise my brother from the grave."

Nov 24, 2017

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


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