DNF Deliberations: The Bone Witch (The Bone Witch #1) by Rin Chupeco

Posted March 7, 2017 by Melissa in 2017 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge, Book Review, DNF Deliberation | 18 Comments

Brief thoughts about books that for one reason or another I just couldn’t make myself finish. Some of these just weren’t for me…others I think were just bad timing.  We all know how we go through different reading moods at different times.  Despite not finishing them…I did want to share a few of my thoughts about each. Please don’t let my thoughts discourage you from reading or further researching these books.  Remember mine is just one person’s humble opinion 🙂

The Bone Witch (The Bone Witch #1) by Rin Chupeco
DNF Deliberations: The Bone Witch (The Bone Witch #1) by Rin ChupecoTitle: The Bone Witch
Series: The Bone Witch #1
Author: Rin Chupeco
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication date: March 7th 2017
Target Audience: Young Adult
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal
Length: 400 pages
Source: Publisher
Format: eARC
Find It: Goodreads
Buy It: Amazon|B&N|Book Depository
My Rating:

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

DNF at 12%

Ah…I am so sad that this one didn’t work for me!

I initially fell in love with that cover (seriously…is that not one of the most gorgeous covers you’ve ever seen?!?!?!) at the end of last year and upon researching Rin Chupeco and hearing about ho lush and descriptive her writing style is, I was sold. Then add in a Witch…and well…how could I resist!

Sadly, The Bone Witch just didn’t deliver as expected. The writing was definitely rich and evocative, but there was little to no character development and even less action.

Frankly I was just too bored to keep plodding through.

I wanted more magic, more witches, more everything and just didn’t get enough to keep going.

About Rin Chupeco

Despite an unsettling resemblance to Japanese revenants, Rin always maintains her sense of hummus. Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, she keeps four pets: a dog, two birds, and a husband. Dances like the neighbors are watching.

She is represented by Rebecca Podos of the Helen Rees Agency. She is also fond of speaking in the third person, and may as well finish this short bio in this manner. While she does not always get to check her Goodreads page, she does answer questions posed to her here as promptly as she is able to.

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18 responses to “DNF Deliberations: The Bone Witch (The Bone Witch #1) by Rin Chupeco

  1. It is a gorgeous cover. One of the better ones I’ve seen. Sorry to hear it didn’t work for you, to be honest as many rave reviews I’ve seen for this one I think I’ve seen as many that say it didn’t work or wasn’t that great, it seems to be one of those books. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one!
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    • Melissa

      Now that I’ve posted my thoughts and am poking around a bit more , I’m seeing that and am relieved! lol

  2. I love the cover and the idea if this book. I have had an eARC on my tablet for months and try to read and only get one page at a time so have not finished it. Not sure I’m going to either. Sad because I really wanted to like this one. I don’t DNF often.

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