Bone Crier’s Moon
Ailesse has been prepared since birth to become ...more
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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 ...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 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 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."
Bone Crier’s Moon and it’s 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 ...more
It all stems from one very OBVIOUS thing that is lacking; character depth.
Who was Aileese—besides a Bone Crier/Siren—you 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 Basiten—besides a wanted thief who also wanted ...more
This book completely won me over. I had some trouble in the beginning because some of the descriptions and explanations were a bit wordy, BUT the world is just so cool that it doesn't matter!
This book is about a group of Leurress who are charged with ferrying the dead into Tyrus' underworld or Elara's eternal paradise. The Leurress ferry the dead once a month and they used a sacred bone flute to call them. If the dead are not ferried, they become restless and ...more
I know this book doesn’t 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 wasn’t 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
“The Bone Crier” follows the mythology of la dame blanche , women in white whose siren song lures their soulmate to their deaths, and Aileese has been preparing her whole life to complete her rite just as Bastian has been waiting to avenge his father and on a bridge under a full moon brings them together setting off a chain of events that ...more
No rating on this one but some thoughts.
The world building for this book leaves a lot to be desired. I can’t envision anything about the setting except massive expanses of trees, a catacomb tunnel system, and I guess rock formations? Do they live in a city surrounded by expanses of nature? Do they live in a port town? Like ...more
I have to start this review out by saying that there’s a love triangle in this, and it’s definitely the icky sort... I feel like when it comes to love triangles, the only chance I might like it is if our main protagonist has to choose between two equally great people. In this one, like so many others, it’s a choice for the love interest of the main protagonist, so NOPE!
I really enjoyed the whole bone witch ...more
I received an advanced copy of this novel from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts expressed in this review are my own.
I read quite a chunk of this book, hoping for something outstanding to happen that would make reading the rest of the story worth it; unfortunately, that moment didn’t come. I don’t think that this is a bad novel by any means, but rather that it doesn’t really stand out from the rest of YA Fantasy. The ...more
Bone Crier's moon by Katherine Purdie is the first book of her duology "Bone Grace". Following Bastien who's father was killed by a Bone crier and he seems revenge and Aileese who is a bone crier who's meant to kill her "Soulmate" as a rite of passage.
Love isn’t love if you never show it.
Let's start with the world building.
The world building is scatteredly inspired from Sirens , Mermaids and wailing women. Bone Crier's are a women only gang who help the souls ...more
Certain parts were drawn out, and I always struggle to follow fight scenes (of which there were many). But I loved the friendships - especially between Sabine and Ailesse - and never quite knowing what would be revealed next!