Book – The Bone Charmer
Series – The Bone Charmer #1
Author – Breeana Shields
Genre – YA Fantasy
Release Date – 21 May 2019
Rating – 5 blossoms
“Tomorrow my future will be decided by my dead gran’s finger bones.”
This is the first sentence you will read when you pick up this book. If this doesn’t make you want to know what the story is about, then I don’t know what to say to convince you…
We follow Saskia as she goes through the Kenning on her 17th year. This should determine her future career and her future bone-matched soulmate. But then something goes wrong, one of the bones used for her Kenning breaks, and her future is split in two. There is literally two versions of her, with two different plot-lines, and one eventually will disappear.
Now, the whole Declan/Bram debacle – this is a pain, and I cannot tell you how much you will be rooting for a certain main plot to disappear, and I want to say you will be disappointed, but then again, it was just so satisfying to see both stories play out.
This story has a dual main plot and several sub-plots that kept me turning pages. Every time I think I might have figured out something, it gets turned upside-down in the best possible way. The way that the two main plots intersects at the final chapters was seamless. As soon as I finished book one, I immediately wanted to start on book two. It was that good!
The world is wonderfully rich, immersive and diverse. I felt like I was right there with Saskia in a lot of the scenes as they played out. We get glimpses of history, of potential plots to come, of more interesting parts of this world, and I’m dying to learn more of what is out there to see…
“You’re playing with fire, Saskia.” “Maybe. But fire provides warmth and food and life. Sometimes fire is the only way to survive.”