Title: Bone Crier’s Moon
Author: Kathryn Purdie
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (HarperCollins)
Date published: March 3, 2020
A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by Indigo Books & Music Inc. in exchange for an honest review.
Bone Criers have a sacred duty. They alone can keep the dead from preying on the living. But their power to ferry the spirits of the dead into goddess Elara’s Night Heavens or Tyrus’s Underworld comes from sacrifice. The gods demand a promise of dedication. And that promise comes at the cost of the Bone Criers’ one true love.
Ailesse has been prepared since birth to become the matriarch of the Bone Criers, a mysterious famille of women who use strengths drawn from animal bones to ferry dead souls. But first she must complete her rite of passage and kill the boy she’s also destined to love.
Bastien’s father was slain by a Bone Crier and he’s been seeking revenge ever since. Yet when he finally captures one, his vengeance will have to wait. Ailesse’s ritual has begun and now their fates are entwined—in life and in death.
Sabine has never had the stomach for the Bone Criers’ work. But when her best friend Ailesse is taken captive, Sabine will do whatever it takes to save her, even if it means defying their traditions—and their matriarch—to break the bond between Ailesse and Bastien. Before they all die.
⤖ My Review ⬻
I’ve been excited for Bone Crier’s Moon ever since I saw the cover reveal sometime last year! The cover art is done by Charlie Bowater, and I’ve been a big fan of her work for quite some time, so I was instantly drawn to this book because of the cover. I was also very attracted to the characters’ expressions as well as their body language. Before reading the synopsis, I had a very strong feeling that I wanted to read this book. When I did read the synopsis, I was 150% sold! Now that I have read Bone Crier’s Moon, I can say that Bowater captured Ailesse and Bastien and their personalities perfectly! I imagined them just like on the cover and really liked both of them as characters.
Bastien and Ailesse were definitely my favourites (although some of the side characters have the potential of becoming favourites in the next book)! I enjoyed the world of Bone Crier’s Moon as well as the magic. I found the Bone Criers and what common people believe about them to be particularly interesting. And I also really liked the parts of the plot involving Bone Criers killing their true love in order to ascend to being soul ferriers etc. I would really like to say more, but that would step into spoiler territory, so I’ll end my review with: If you enjoy YA fantasy, I definitely recommend Bone Crier’s Moon. I cannot wait for the sequel!
⤖ About the Author ⬻
Kathryn Purdie is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the BURNING GLASS series. Her love of storytelling began as a young girl when her dad told her about someone named Boo Radley while they listened to the film score of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Kathryn is a trained classical actress who studied at the Oxford School of Drama. She also writes songs on her guitar for each of her stories and shares them on her website. Kathryn lives in the Rocky Mountains with her husband and three children.
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Bone Crier’s Moon was the Indigo Teen Staff Pick of the Month for March 2020!
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