Bone Crier's Moon
Ailesse has been prepared since birth to become the ...more
i just dont see any concrete proof, other than faith in an old belief/superstition, that bastien and ailesse are into each other. the idea of soulmates and bonds beyond anyones control can be romantic, but i just found this to be more of an eye-roll than anything. i have a prediction (actually ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed this and feel like its an easy story to read in one sitting. Not because its a simple story but because its 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 ...more
OMG, is this really happening? Am I actually loving this cover with cover models/character art? OMG I am!
...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.
Am 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.
Bone Criers or Ferriers were women who ferried the souls of the dead to either the Heavens or the Underworld every new moon. But to do this they had to complete a rite of passage that involved ...more
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
Not gonna lie, I totally added this one to my TBR just from the cover alone. But luckily for me, the inside of this book is just as pretty as the outside. Bone Crier's Moon is a hauntingly beautiful fantasy filled with lots of hate to love romance, magic, sisterly love, strong friendships, secrets, and betrayals. The writing in this is seriously stunning and the author does a great job of
Bone 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 ...more
"Kathryn Purdie's new YA fantasy adventure series, Bone Gracein 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."...more
It all stems from one very OBVIOUS thing that is lacking; character depth.
Who was Aileesebesides a Bone Crier/Sirenyou ask? I HAVE NO IDEA. She was literally just some girl had to kill some guy to secure her role in her society of Bone Criers. No depth to her character at all. We got no backstory, no unique traits, no development, no nothing.
Who was Basitenbesides a wanted thief who also wanted ...more
My goodness, I loved reading Bone Criers Moon so much. Its heavy, but full of passion. I loved getting to know the characters as the story progressed. I loved Ailesse so much, but Sabine even more as her loyalty to her dear friend is truly remarkable. Even though we have three points of view going on, Sabines internal struggles definitely made her character stand out to me. Before I get started with my review, I do want to add a ...more
➸ Trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[child abandonment, pregnancy discussed, blood & gore depiction, dead bodies, grief depiction, death themes, death of a father (op), death of a mother (op), murder, attempted murder, knife violence, torture, strangulation kidnapping, captivity, near-drowning incident, graphic animal death, graphic animal dead bodies and dismemberment, hunting, poverty themes, and child homelessness (hide spoiler)].
◯ Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an ...more
(Also, that guy on the cover is kinda how I imagine Adam Parrish from The Raven Cycle! So that might be part of the reason why I was drawn to it so much lol)
"My heart pounds against my rib cage. Élodie told me the dead can't resist being lured to the bridge, but the ones on it are trying to get off. They have no destination. They're going mad. Even teh Uncained are starting to fight back. What I'm seeing is a twisted version of every story I've been told about ferrying night."
Bone Crier's are a secret matriarchal order that are tasked with ferrying the spirits of the dead ...more
I have to say the romance (enemies to lovers) didn't captivate me and ...more
I swear I will add any book to my TBR shelf that has a cover design done by Charlie Bowater because LOOK AT HER!
Bone Criers Moon and its stunning cover by Charlie Bowater is about Bone Criers (or Leuress) who use the bones of animals to strengthen their own abilities and senses. After they have collected the bones of three animals, they can perform their rite of passage and fulfill their purpose of ferrying the dead.
The only caveat? Their rite of ...more
Good story, but needed more polish.
The book is narrated by three characters: Sabine, Ailesse, and Bastien.
All the characters were thoroughly fleshed out and I enjoyed reading about their inner turmoil and external struggles; the story forces them to go through some fascinating changes and personal growth, making the character development the focus of the story.
The villain of ...more
I was incredibly disappointed by page 20, when I realised that one of my most anticipated releases of 2020 was also going to be my most unanticipated disappointment. 20 pages in, and I knew everything I needed to know about this book: it's slow, badly paced and incredibly boring. The plot itself is one of old, with a regrettable love story and an overworked villain story arc. I find 2 out of the 3 point of views insufferable to read, with the third one being mildly ...more
I know this book doesnt come out for quite some time (March of 2020), but I was in a bit of a rut when it came to what I wanted to read next. I knew it wanted to be some sort of fantasy but I just wasnt sure until I came across this on Edelweiss. What definitely got me was the bit about Ailesse having to kill her soulmate in order to become a Ferrier, only to be kidnapped by him instead, and ...more
I started this one only because of the pretty swoon worthy cover but turns out that inside of this book is as pretty as outside.
Ailesse is destined to kill her one true love in order to become the matron of bone crier's. Bone crier's keep the deads from preying the livings. On the other hand Bastien's one and only goal is to kill Ailesse to avenge ...more
It was a pretty interesting story and really addictive to listen to!! Though having finished it now I feel like I something was missing for me in the story? I dont know 😂 Which is why Im not rating it 4 stars. BUT that might have also been the audiobook, I wasnt a fan of one of the narrators 🙈 That ending definitely makes me want to keep on reading though!!! 🙌 ...more
On that new moon like every new moon the Leurress need to summon the dead from their graves and ferry their souls past the Gate of the Beyond.
The dead must be ferried, my mother told me as I prepared for my rite of passage, or theyll wander the land of the living and wreak devastation.
The Bone Criers are a tribe of women called Leurress whose soul purpose is to ferry ...more