Title: The Bone Thief
Author: Breeana Shields
Series: The Bone Charmer #2
Age: Young Adult
Publication Date: May 26, 2020
Publisher: Page Street Kids
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“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.
Quote(s) I Like:
"Revenge is a jealous master, Gran used to say. She meant it as a warning---a plea to always seek forgiveness instead of vengeance. But that was before Latham killed her. Before he killed my mother. Now I've given my entire body---heart and soul---to my plan for revenge. I'm the handmaiden of vengeance. There's no time for love."
This was an intense follow-up to The Bone Charmer. You must read the first book so that you are not lost going into this book. It's fast paced so you'll be sitting at the edge of your seat each turn of the page. Breeana's writing will keep you hooked and invested in each character and each twist thrown into the mix.
We are back with the bold and sassy Saskia and she is bent on getting revenge. It broke my heart to see her go through so much pain, but it also made for some awesome character development. She must face off with Latham and find out why he is so desperate.
The world, the characters and the magic system alone are enough to excite you and pull you through this story. This book will rip you to shreds and help you understand further how revenge and one-mindedness in it can destroy you.
I absolutely see myself re-reading this duology over and over again. Totally recommend this!
About the Author:
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.
Prize: Win a copy of THE BONE THIEF by Breeana Shields (US/CAN Only)
Starts: May 20th 2020
Ends: June 3rd 2020
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