May 22, 2020

The Bone Thief Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

The Bone Thief (The Bone Charmer #2)
Author: Breeana Shields 
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: May 26, 2020
Publisher: Page Street Kids


“I was absolutely swept away by the world of The Bone Charmer.” – Kendare Blake, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series

A deft exploration of the weight of grief and cost of revenge, Breeana Shields’s Bone Charmer duology reaches its spine-tingling conclusion in this high-octane fantasy-thriller.

Saskia returns to Ivory Hall to train in bone magic, determined to stop Latham from gaining the power of all three Sights—past, present, and future. But danger lurks within the fortress’s marrow. Trials are underway for the apprentices, and the tasks feel specifically engineered to torment Saskia, which is exactly what Latham wants.

As she grows increasingly more suspicious, her thirst for revenge becomes all-consuming. Together with the friends she can trust and the boy she loved in another lifetime, Saskia traces clues from Latham’s past to determine what he’ll do next. Their search leads them across Kastelia and brings them to a workshop housing a vast collection of horrors, including the bones Latham stole from Gran, and the knowledge that the future isn’t all that’s in jeopardy—but the past as well.
The Bone Thief is the thrilling conclusion to the fantastic young adult fantasy duology that readers are sure to love. I had some issues with the pacing of the first book, but this one didn't have that same problem for me. I was swept back into Saskia's world right from the very beginning and I didn't come back up for air until I had devoured the entire book in a few hours. Once I started reading, it felt like I had never left Saskia and her world and I always had to know what was going to happen next. I ended up reading the whole book in one sitting and loved it. Well, I loved everything except for the fact that it was the last book in the duology. I definitely wish this was going to be a longer series.

I continued to absolutely love Saskia as the main character. We got to see both Saskia as the tutor and Saskia as the bone charmer in the first book. I really loved this writing style - it made the book very unique. I don't think I've ever read another book where the main characters are variations of one person. Having learned so much about her and her variant futures, I felt like I knew Saskia on a whole new level compared to other characters. I loved learning more about the characters, especially Saskia (obviously). The other major characters were well rounded and realistic as well and I liked getting to know them more too. I absolutely loved learning about the different kinds of magic - especially bone magic - along with more history of the people and their world.
The plot was exciting with lots of action that kept me on my toes. I don't do spoilers in my reviews so I can't say much more without accidentally giving something away. I thought it was fast paced, thrilling, and very well written. Like I said, I lost myself inside of Saskia's world and I loved it. Definitely recommended for fans of YA, fantasy, thrillers, mystery, and romance.
Breeana Shields is an author of fantasy novels for teens including The Bone Charmer, The Bone Thief, Poison’s Kiss, and Poison’s Cage. 

When she’s not writing, Breeana loves reading, traveling, and playing board games with her extremely competitive family. She lives near Washington D.C. with her husband, her three children, and two adorable, but spoiled dogs.

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