The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco?

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco has comparisons to Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir, which honestly is all you need to do to get me on board. PLUS, essentially when it comes down to it, the main character is a necromancer and I L O V E books about necromancers. Then we add in the fact that this book is a hot audiobook commodity on Overdrive at my library which signals to me that I need to prioritize it on my list. ALSO AND I CANNOT FORGET THIS FACT, I really genuinely respect a whole lot of what Chupeco tweets, which again, means I have to move her book right on up my audiobook TBR.

What’s The Story Here?

The Bone Witch stars this girl named Tea. FYI, Tea is an Asha, or a witch – so to speak. This is actually pretty common in the world that Chupeco has built. Only, uh oh, she’s a Bone Witch. That is kind of a bad thing — it means she can raise the dead. She finds this out when she accidentally brings her dead brother back to life. So, this all happens when Tea is twelve. She’s then taken from her home and sent to live and learn under Mykaela, an older Asha who mentors Tea. She is trying to teach Tea how to control her powers. The book then covers up through Tea being 15 years old with interjections from 17 years old Tea. Also, there is a Bard involved. Oh and Tea gains QUITE a few skills. Epic, my friends, epic.

How Did I Like The Bone Witch?

Hello, yes, I very much ENJOYED the heck out of The Bone Witch. I think Chupeco’s writing flows very well. Tea’s character development is on point. I want to know a whole lot more about this world. Also, what is her plan with those that she raises? WHAT. I am just really looking forward to the next book - The Heart Forger. My library has it via Overdrive Audio, but I also have an ebook. I am not sure which form I will read it in yet.

How’s The Narration?

Emily Woo Zeller and Will Damron narrate The Bone Witch. I LOVE Emily Woo Zeller’s narration. This is going to sound weird, but she has such a gentle sort of voice. She’s very easy to listen to. Plus, I think that she does emotion quite well. So, it was definitely always a pleasure listening to her narrate. As for Will Damron, maybe I have heard him narrate before? If so, let me say he isn’t as memorable as Zeller. Granted, Damron is an okay narrator, but of the two on this audiobook, Zeller is my favorite and is totally an appropriate choice for narrator.

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  1. While I certainly don’t need another series to start, this one really does sound good
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  2. I tried The Bone Witch last year at some point and really liked where it was going! But I felt like it needed more attention than I could give at the time, so I need to go back and try it again properly. I’ve never read a book about necromancers but I love the sound of Tea! Glad you enjoyed it 😀

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