i can see it now me nutting for this cover so hard that i read this book almost an entire year before it s released and then have to wait 2 years before the sequel comes out 6 12 19OMG, is this really happening Am I actually loving this cover with cover models character art OMG I amstar crossed lovers Ailith, a magical siren and soul ferrier, and Bastien, her soulmate who s hell bent on avenging his murdered father, are fated to kill one anotherAm I the only one who kind wants it to end with one or both of them dying I don t know I just want something that is actually dark Anime gets away with it all the time, I think books can do the same. Thank you, Edelweiss, for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review I thoroughly enjoyed this and feel like it s an easy story to read in one sitting Not because it s a simple story but because it s addicting The world is unique and so is the magic system I ve never read a book like this one, where the characters use animal bones and get strength and power from them depending on what animal it is they killed I loved every minute of it.This story is full of star crossed lovers, enemies to lovers, siblings, characters you can t trust, and one hell of a compelling plot I will for sure be buying myself a finished copy when it gets released in March 2020 Okay, who gave someone the goddamn right to not only make this cover gorgeous, but to have it set to come out in 2020 I just wanna talk The artist Charlie Bowater who did the cover of this book is too good for this planet This book could suck ass but I will make room for it on my shelves 50 shades will just have to sit on the floor. Bone Criers Have A Sacred Duty They Alone Can Keep The Dead From Preying On The Living But Their Power To Ferry The Spirits Of The Dead Into Goddess Elara S Night Heavens Or Tyrus S Underworld Comes From Sacrifice The Gods Demand A Promise Of Dedication And That Promise Comes At The Cost Of The Bone Criers One True LoveAilesse Has Been Prepared Since Birth To Become The Matriarch Of The Bone Criers, A Mysterious Famille Of Women Who Use Strengths Drawn From Animal Bones To Ferry Dead Souls But First She Must Complete Her Rite Of Passage And Kill The Boy She S Also Destined To LoveBastien S Father Was Slain By A Bone Crier And He S Been Seeking Revenge Ever Since Yet When He Finally Captures One, His Vengeance Will Have To Wait Ailesse S Ritual Has Begun And Now Their Fates Are Entwined In Life And In DeathSabine Has Never Had The Stomach For The Bone Criers Work But When Her Best Friend Ailesse Is Taken Captive, Sabine Will Do Whatever It Takes To Save Her, Even If It Means Defying Their Traditions And Their Matriarch To Break The Bond Between Ailesse And Bastien Before They All Die Real Rating 3,5 starsBone Crier s Moon tell us the story of three main characters Sabine, Ailesse and Bastien Sabine and Ailesse are best friends and part of a clan of Leuress, women who ferry the dead into the underworld or paradise They must do it with the help of bones from animals and a sacred bone flute If the dead are not ferried they become something like invisible danger Bastien is a boy driven by revenge because his father was killed by a Leuress And so our story begins.Even if the book also overused YA tropes, I was still invested in the plot and the trope of star crossed lovers Honestly, I did not care much for Sabine s POV, but I loved Ailesse s So without further delay, what I liked The concept of the star crossed lover called amour acting as a sacrifice for a bigger end Strong friendships The mythology the author created Bone Criers, Leuress etc I liked to see roles reversing at the beginning, we have one less strong girl and one stronger In the end, their roles are somehow reversed but in a good way I liked to see a parental figure that actually had some complexity in her and was not just the usual parent is villainized because yes The gorgeous cover I would buy this book just for it, really What I did not like I do not like the part where they have to kill animals, but I understand the purpose of itbut it still hurt I wish there was no need for that It left me uncomfortable and I had to ignore it in order to enjoy the book I lowered my rating because of it The plot twist at the end was a bit weak because at the beginning of the book I totally saw it coming Maybe if the first meeting scene wasn t so fast Supporting characters were okay They have plenty of potential to develop in the next book Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I d recommend it for those who enjoy French Folklore or enemies to lovers trope ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Thank you do you ever read a book s synopsis about how much better it would be if it was gay Star crossed badass gays on a murdering rampage sign me UPKathryn Purdie s new YA fantasy adventure series, Bone Grace in which star crossed lovers Ailith, a magical siren and soul ferrier, and Bastien, her soulmate who s hell bent on avenging his murdered father, are fated to kill one another Book one is scheduled for fall 2019 THIS SOUNDS SO GOOD OMG I NEED. Originally published on The Nerd Daily Review by Nathalie DeFeliceMy goodness, I loved reading Bone Crier s Moon so much It s heavy, but full of passion I loved getting to know the characters as the story progressed I loved Ailesse so much, but Sabine even as her loyalty to her dear friend is truly remarkable Even though we have three points of view going on, Sabine s internal struggles definitely made her character stand out to me Before I get started with my review, I do want to add a small trigger warning if you don t like reading about animal killing death, I would take caution in reading this book.With that said, Bone Crier s Moon tells the story of Bone Criers, women who have taken an oath to ferry the souls of the dead into the heavens or underworld In order to dedicate their lives in service to the Gods, the women must sacrifice their one true love Ailesse has been training since birth to become the next matriarch of the Bone Crier s, drawing her strength from the bones of the animals she kills, and is now ready to complete her rite of passage Elsewhere, Bastien seeks revenge for his father, slain by the Bone Crier s, and sets a trap He captures Ailesse, but his plans to kill her will have to wait, because now their destinies are entwined in life and death Ailesse s best friend Sabine doesn t care much for the Bone Crier s work, but with dear friend in danger, she will do whatever it takes to save her even if it means defying her matriarch and everything she was taught to do as a Bone Crier.This story is told in three points of view Sabine, Ailesse, and Bastien The story begins with Sabine s point of view, and I loved it It s full of action, but also sets up the relationship that these two women share You can immediately see the distinction in personalities through Sabine s internal struggles with the fact that she is a Bone Crier On the other hand, Ailesse is confident, reckless, and a bit brash in her decisions She knows what she wants and how she intends on getting it She s never faltered Until she meets Bastien.I felt like Bastien is very similar in personality to Ailesse They re both determined, stubborn, cunning, and as it turns out, a little insecure at their core It makes for great clashes, and a passionate romance that burns as bright as the hate they supposedly spew at each other I hate to say it, but I m a sucker for good star crossed lover tropes I will say that I would love to see Bastien and Ailesse s relationship be further explored in the next book because I didn t feel like we got to know them as well as we got to know Sabine.Let s talk about that magic system, because it s definitely unique The Bone Crier s get their strength from the bones of the animals they kill While I won t linger on that aspect of it, I was very interested in the strengths that different types of animals were given The choices of those animals seemed very personal to the Bone Crier, and perhaps I am reading too much into it but also created a mindfulness of their connections to nature Throughout the story there s also these little breadcrumbs that are teasing to something about the magic, and I want to find out what it is so badly It goes hand in hand with the folklore of this world.Something that I loved in this story were the complex motivations and desires of the antagonist s There s so many secrets in this story, no one can truly be called innocent per se, but there are certainly those with malicious intentions disguising their actions as good When you see what makes them fall into the depths that they do, there s something sad about it I wish I could talk a little bit about this, but you ll have to read it if you want to know Overall, I truly enjoyed reading this book It s dark and moody, and there s so much tension between characters, you want to keep turning the page to find out what is happening next I will say that I wish that I would have gotten to know a little bit folklore, because I was so fascinated by Tyrus and Elara There s so many secrets still waiting to be uncovered and I cannot believe I have to wait another year for the next book to come out I d rate this book a 9 10, please go add it to your TBR It s not that I didn t like this book, so much as I just wasn t into it The world building was fantastic, but I just didn t care about the characters and the romance I LOVED the sisterly bond friendship between two of the MC s, but the romance just seemed like a given due to the soul mate yness as opposed to actual affection I was never quite gripped by the story to actually get very far in the book, and then just had to put it down after a possession scene, which bummed me out because I was clear out to 75% But it s just not the type of content I am comfortable reading.
Kathryn is the 1 New York Times bestselling author of the BURNING GLASS series Her love of storytelling began as a young girl when her dad told her about someone named Boo Radley while they listened to the film score of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Kathryn is a trained classical actress who studied at the Oxford School of Drama She also writes songs on her guitar for each of her stories and shares
- 480 pages
- Bone Crier's Moon
- Kathryn Purdie
- 27 December 2019 Kathryn Purdie