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The Bone Witch

The Bone Witch, Book 1
Written by: Rin Chupeco
Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (47 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2017 Rin Chupeco (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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loved both speakers!

slightly predictable but very hard to put down i cant wait to listen to the next one

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Started so strong....

Unfortunately after such a strong start it lost a lot of momentum by the end. I couldn’t wait for it to end, so I could listen to another book. The voice of the main character also started to annoy me, she just sounded so whiny all the time. I have a teenage daughter and she never sounds like that.

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Not a bad read

I enjoyed this book well enough, but for some reason I lost interest in the last few chapters. If there is a sequel I probably won't bother.

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great book

at first I was a little confused with the switching back and forth between narrators but once I got passed that I really, really enjoyed listening to this book! would definitely recommend.

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Great Young adult story

This was a very interesting story and the narration was excellent! #audible1 Can not wait until the next books are released.

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  • Scatty
  • 2017-07-12

Great story but too quiet

I thoroughly enjoyed this story. the world and magic in it was very unique and we'll explained. I look forward to the next book since there is still much to be explored with Tea's past and how she got to where she is now.

my only complaint is that the female (and primary) narrator was way too quiet. I had to listen to this at pretty much full volume. Much of the narration was spoke in a soft voice and it was hard to hear when characters were speaking quietly. when they talked in a whisper I couldn't hear anything. it was really irritating to strain to hear and then get blasted when characters like Mother (who has a loud screechy voice) would start talking.

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  • berenis chavez
  • 2017-04-26

info dumpster, and whisper mummble

struggled to finish because the story was heavy weighed down by details, world biulding, and descriptions.
the narrator albeit lovely voice whisper mumbled a lot and proved difficult to enjoy. disappointed

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  • Sara L
  • 2017-05-09

The Bone Witch - A series with potential

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I think what I disliked most about this book was the fact that I chose to listen to it on audiobook.

Yes, my method of listening to the first book in a fantasy series has finally failed me.

The narrator of Tea just made the character came across as so whinny that on more than one occasion I found myself knee deep in eye rolls.

Also, the man narrating from what I can tell is a yet unknown character was rather monotoned in his rendition.

How could the performance have been better?

Looking back through certain passages, that really got on my last nerve, I found myself reading them in a different less obnoxious way.

Any additional comments?

3.5 out of 5 stars.

If you like dark high fantasy then The Bone Witch by Rin Cupeco should be the next book you pick up.

The magic system is what makes it dark, with one of the two narrators, Tea, being able to bring back the deceased.

There’s a part with some rats, so you have been warned.

But just because she has this fantastical ability, doesn’t mean she’s accepted by either non-magic or asha’s (other magical folk).

I may sound like a broken record but I enjoyed the lack of romance in this YA book.

While Tea did have a love interest in Prince Kance, it wasn’t as developed in this first book, with only a dinner happening between the two.

Furthermore, the relationships explored between Tea and her brother Fox, and Tea and her mentor Mekayla.

And can we just gawk about the cover for a second?!

Even with this issue I think I am going to continue with the series.

I feel this book really set the ground work for an epic fantasy, and as such was slower because of it being the first.

Second, that ending has me intrigued enough to pick up The Heart Forger when it is published in March 2018.

There is potential.

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  • Reader
  • 2019-05-28

Intresting

I really enjoyed this book and loved the world of the Asha. The slow burn romance really had me guessing. The only reason I can't rate this book a solid 5 stars is because at times the narrator was a little too quiet, and I felt as though the author could have gone into a lot more depth about the magic of the world. But the magic that was shown was fascinating and I can't wait to see how this series ends up.

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  • Claire
  • 2019-01-23

Not the story I thought it would be

Well, I made it to chapter 22 and then couldn't take it anymore. I jumped to the last chapter and finished it.

The author writes well but I found the pacing of the story to be slow and focused more on the heroine becoming an asha (I don't know the correct spelling of asha since I listened to the audiobook). And apparently, it's like becoming a geisha, which can be an interesting story.

It's just not the story I was looking for. But you might really enjoy it.

Emily Woo Zeller did a great job with the narration.

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  • bryant
  • 2019-09-22

Intriguing enough

I enjoyed the story. I enjoyed the delivery of the story. It was hard to keep up at times about what’s what and whose who. Once I started understand that the story became more enjoyable

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  • Stephanie Brunkow
  • 2019-09-20

Great story

Struggled to hit pause when I needed to. Cant wait to start the next one.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2019-07-25

Volume changes

The difference in narrator volume was annoying. The story was imaginative and interesting, but I did not like the change in narrators.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-01-25

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Very slow burn with no action. I bought second one before I finished this one. please be better.

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  • Tiffany Torrence
  • 2019-01-07

good start up

Like many other reviews, this was a good start to lay the basis for this world and was a little slow at points, but the foundation had to be laid down. I enjoyed it and am excited to read the next one. I will say that the volume of the audiobook was inconsistent for me. Some voices were very loud, while at other times, I strained to hear it