So the beautiful cover drew me to this book initially. This was a hard book to get through for me since the story seemed to go so slow due to all the world and character building. Set in a world filled with magic, Tea is born into a family that has more magical abilities than most. Her sisters use their magic to help their community by healing the sick and the heartbroken. But when Tea’s favorite brother dies, she accidentally raises him from the dead, revealing that she is a rare, powerful and often feared bone witch. Her magic is dark and she has the power to raise the dead. Taken from her community to protect her and mentor her, wiser and older ashas try to teach her everything she needs to know to control her magic for the safety of others and to battle the dark forces that bombard her world. Told in alternating past and future points of view by Tea, you see the beginning of Tea’s training and the banished asha she becomes, hungry for revenge for all she lost. The question of how Tea’s best intentions to save her world and her mentor leads to her banishment draws you into this book and leaves you wanting the next book in the series to come out soon.
I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.
I received an advanced readers copy of this book from NetGalley for review consideration.