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E-PUB ⚥ The Bone Charmer ⚞ In Saskia s world, bones are the source of all power They tell the future, reveal the past, and expose secrets in the present Each village has a designated seer who performs readings for the townsfolk, and in Midwood, the Bone Charmer is Saskia s motherOn the day of her kenning a special bone reading that determines the apprenticeships of all seventeen year olds Saskia s worst fears come true She receives an assignment to train as a Bone Charmer, like her mother, and even worse, a match making reading that pairs her with Bram a boy who has suspicious tattoos that hint of violenceSaskia knows her mother saw multiple paths for her, yet chose one she knew Saskia wouldn t want Their argument leads to a fracture in one of the bones Broken bones are always bad luck, but this particular set of bones have been infused with extra magic, and so the break has devastating consequences Saskia s future has split as well Now she will live her two potential paths simultaneously Only one future can survive And Saskia s life is in danger in both Originally published on The Nerd Daily Review by Nathalie DeFeliceThe Bone Charmer by Breeana Shields is a phenomenal exploration of a young woman s desire to take fate into her own hands, and how it can go so devastatingly wrong I was hooked from the start, with these brooding characters full of secrets and lies Our heroine is left to tease out the way to her salvation with nothing but her wits, and the bone magic in her veins This was exactly the kind of book to get me out of my reading s Originally published on The Nerd Daily Review by Nathalie DeFeliceThe Bone Charmer by Breeana Shields is a phenomenal exploration of a young woman s desire to take fate into her own hands, and how it can go so devastatingly wrong I was hooked from the start, with these brooding characters full of secrets and lies Our heroine is left to tease out the way to her salvation with nothing but her wits, and the bone magic in her veins This was exactly the kind of book to get me out of my reading slump What makes this even better is that the world in this story has been split into two realities, and despite what you may be hoping for you can be sure fate is the most unpredictable thing of all.In Saskia s world bones are the source of all power and she and the women of her family come from a long line of Bone Charmers seers that can reveal the past, present, or future paths for the people of Midwood On the day of Saskia s kenning the bone ritual that will reveal her apprenticeship , her worst fears are realised Not only will she become a Bone Charmer like her mother, but she s also been matched with Bram, a young man with tattoos on his hands and a seemingly violent past Unhappy with the turn of events and knowing her mother deliberately chose the path Saskia didn t want, she argues with her mother, resulting in the breaking of the bone used in her kenning A bad omen to be sure, and one with catastrophic consequences For now instead of one future, Saskia s future has become split in two, and she must now live two lives simultaneously Unfortunately for her, there are dangers awaiting her She needs to figure out how to fix it before it s too late and there s no future for her at all.With that summary out of the way, let s talk about this book I was definitely sceptical of how this story would play out with two separate paths happening simultaneously, but it honestly flows so well You know as much as both Saskia s know, and as the story goes on the pieces come together the way a puzzle would The world building is simple and adequate, nothing too elaborate going on The magic system is something that I would have loved a littleelaboration on because while I got the general gist of all the types of bone magic that exist in the world, I wanted to delve a littleThis is definitely an aspect I would love to see exploredin the following book That being said, I quite loved the air of mystery that permeated throughout the book, even through the end.Character wise, I would definitely say that I felt that Saskia had the most to grow and learn in the story She s very naive and brash, and driven by her emotions As you can guess, this definitely gets her intotrouble than actually helping her solve her problems Her love interests Bram and Declan I wanted to get to know a little better than we did There is a lot of potential for growth for both of these characters, and I think we re building to that, but that makes the romance in this story a definite slow burn In both worlds, you get to see the same characters, but maybe in a different light than before And the villain I loved that there was some vulnerability there however brief it may have been , giving us some hint as to what was motivating his actions I also didn t see the villain coming, so needless to say I felt quite betrayed by my own reader s intuition.There s such a melancholy that Saskia has about seemingly having this predetermined life when there are so many paths that could have been chosen That was something I loved to see explored The relationship between mother and daughter is very thoughtfully looked at and examined However, themes of free will or a predestined fate as well as family are what really made this such an interesting read for me I loved the implications that magic has on these themes Especially how bone magic affects the narrative of free will vs predestined fate The realizations that she makes throughout the story help the reader come to the understanding that the future is malleable, despite our best efforts and knowledge, we re only in control of how we choose to react to those situations.Honestly, there wasn t much I didn t love about the book Maybe a littleworld building and a better explanation of the magic system, but other than that I fell in love with this book and it s characters especially Saskia and Bram I need to know what happens next I m rating this book a 9 10 Not only did it get me out of my reading slump, but gave me lots of things to think about Pick it up if you get the chance and let me know your thoughts I d love to know what you think DNF at page 77 This is following some all too familiar paths with love interests and is simultaneously going nowhere Really wanted to get lost in this tale of bone magic and blood, but it s too uneventful to push through any further His crestfallen expression tugs at a tendril of sympathy inside me I long to confide in him, to let him pull me into his arms like he has done so many times before, and assure me that everything will turn out perfectly for both of us But I m afraid telling him DNF at page 77 This is following some all too familiar paths with love interests and is simultaneously going nowhere Really wanted to get lost in this tale of bone magic and blood, but it s too uneventful to push through any further His crestfallen expression tugs at a tendril of sympathy inside me I long to confide in him, to let him pull me into his arms like he has done so many times before, and assure me that everything will turn out perfectly for both of us But I m afraid telling him the truth would only make things worse How can I possibly explain the seed of doubt the kenning has planted in my heartNote Quote taken from an Advanced Reading Copy I really liked the author s Poison s Kiss duology, so when I saw this one was from her as well, I hopped right on to read it The idea of the story line being dual POV from the same MC but with a different version of herself was a neat concept Have you ever wondered what your life would have been like if you d taken a different path I ve often wondered that, and this story gave a cool glimpse into two separate paths with a fantasy spin on it I d have to say Saskia s bone charmer chapters were I really liked the author s Poison s Kiss duology, so when I saw this one was from her as well, I hopped right on to read it The idea of the story line being dual POV from the same MC but with a different version of herself was a neat concept Have you ever wondered what your life would have been like if you d taken a different path I ve often wondered that, and this story gave a cool glimpse into two separate paths with a fantasy spin on it I d have to say Saskia s bone charmer chapters were my favorite, though And can I just say Bram The writing created quite the page turner, and there were twists and tons of interesting descriptions Now, based on the ending I m assuming there will be another book UPDATE 1 28 The cover for THE BONE CHARMER is live, and I couldn t beexcited This gorgeous cover was designed by Kylie Alexander and illustrated by Mina Price I love the exquisite attention to detail and how many of the story elements they captured in both of Saskia s realities I hope you love the cover as much as I do, and I seriously can t wait to share this book with all of you