Bone Crier’s Moon by Kathryn Purdie

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Bone Crier’s Moon by Kathryn Purdie

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Release Date: March 3

Book 1 in Bone Grace Series

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Synopsis

Bone Criers guide the dead into the afterlife.  Ailesse is to become the head of the Bone Criers, but first, she must kill her soulmate. But when she is kidnapped by him instead the spirits of the dead have nowhere to go.

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Review

 

Bone Crier’s Moon is heavily steeped in mythology and lore. Generally, I love fantasy like that, but this one had too much going on. There seemed to be too much mythology and I still don’t fully understand how it all worked. By the end of the book, I was more confused rather than less confused.  

The story itself was interesting, a boy set on revenge and a girl trying to please her mother, queue star-crossed lovers. But then there was another POV character. While I do understand her purpose, I think the story could have been better told in the third person. I never really connected with Sabine and though Her POV chapters were important especially for some pretty big story reveals, I found myself waiting for Bastian or Ailesse’s chapters. There were lots of twists and turns and the book kept my attention, but as I mentioned the story was a lot more confusing than it needed to be. 

One thing that added to the confusion was the number of characters in this book. I also think in certain circumstances some of the plot suffered for being able to make a big reveal. These two things combined were what really kept me from enjoying the book as much as I should have.  

All in all, I enjoyed the book, and it certainly left me wanting more. I will read the next book in the series. 

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