The Bone Thief (The Bone Charmer #2)
by Breeana Shields
Publisher: Page Street Kids
Release Date: May 26th 2020
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
“I was absolutely swept away by the world of The Bone Charmer.” – Kendare Blake, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series
A deft exploration of the weight of grief and cost of revenge, Breeana Shields’s Bone Charmer duology reaches its spine-tingling conclusion in this high-octane fantasy-thriller.
Saskia returns to Ivory Hall to train in bone magic, determined to stop Latham from gaining the power of all three Sights—past, present, and future. But danger lurks within the fortress’s marrow. Trials are underway for the apprentices, and the tasks feel specifically engineered to torment Saskia, which is exactly what Latham wants.
As she grows increasingly more suspicious, her thirst for revenge becomes all-consuming. Together with the friends she can trust and the boy she loved in another lifetime, Saskia traces clues from Latham’s past to determine what he’ll do next. Their search leads them across Kastelia and brings them to a workshop housing a vast collection of horrors, including the bones Latham stole from Gran, and the knowledge that the future isn’t all that’s in jeopardy—but the past as well.
This is book two of The Bone Charmer series! If you haven’t read it yet STOP and go read it! This series is very intricately interwoven and I love the idea of a specific magic especially bone magic! I loved the world from the beginning and thought that this book provided even more world building with some new places such as the city of Leiden, a place made entirely of glass. I felt as if I was there walking the streets.
Saskia’s journey is amazing even though she is struggling with her grief for her family and the timeline she can now see. Her anger and need for revenge almost take over her life, and her ability to see multiple paths really brought to light for me how the decisions we make now change the path of our future.
The writing was really well done, beautiful and flowed nicely, and the character development was outstanding. This duology definitely isn’t getting the attention it deserves as it is one of the most unique, yet complex, story lines I have had the opportunity to read in a long time! Saskia is a solid main character in this high octane fantasy filled with darkness, friendships and a touch of romance.
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Breeana Shields is an author of fantasy novels for teens including The Bone Charmer, The Bone Thief, Poison’s Kiss, and Poison’s Cage.
When she’s not writing, Breeana loves reading, traveling, and playing board games with her extremely competitive family. She lives near Washington D.C. with her husband, her three children, and two adorable, but spoiled dogs.
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